Privacy Policy – EmpressChang.com
This notice is for this website, www.empresschang.com, owned by Empress Chang and governs the privacy of those who use it. It explains how we control, process, handle and protect your personal data while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations.

Definitions:

  • “I” ,  “We” and “Our” refers to Author Empress Chang
  • “You” , “Your” and “The User” refers to the user of the Website.
  • The term “Personal Information” refers to information you provided voluntarily that identifies you and/or your contact information. Ex. First Name, Last Name, Email Address
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

Children
To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years old or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into this Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site.

Processing Of Your Personal Data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process personal information about you electronically.

Lawful Basis: Consent

  1. The reason we use this basis: You gave us consent to use your data when you bought or negotiated to buy a book from our website.  
  2.  We process your information in the following ways: To send you a book and keep you updated with special offers and news about our books.
  3.   Data retention period: We will continue to process your information until you choose to opt-out.*
  4.   Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

Lawful Basis: Legal Obligation

  1. The reason we use this basis:  To pay my taxes correctly.
  2. We process your information in the following ways: We retain your email address in order to contact you. No other information is necessary, unless you choose to provide such for separate reasons.  
  3. Data retention period: Until you choose to opt-out.
  4. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.
  5. If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your Rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows.

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

Internet Cookies
We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third-party website. Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Cookies that we use are:

  • Google Analytics 
  • Facebook Pixels

Data Security and Protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies by Weebly, Inc in how we store, access and manage that information.

Sponsored Links, Affiliate Tracking and Commissions
Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners [Google AdSense, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates, or are served through our own means.]

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this: www.empresschang.com  
Or as a titled text link like this: Bookshops in Cambridge

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. We might earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Email Marketing Messages and Subscription
Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of Your Personal Data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an email marketing service provider.

We use: Mailchimp

You can find their Privacy Policy here:
Mailchimp Privacy Policy

What They Collect:
Email address
I.P address
Subscription Time & Date

Other Third-Party Privacy Policies: 
Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Privacy Policy
Google Privacy Policy
Goodreads Privacy Policy

You can opt out of receiving emails or ask to see the data we hold for you, or request we remove your data at any time by the following methods:

 
Use of the site, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Author Empress Chang, is subject to the above Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.

UPDATED JULY 2020

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