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Privacy and cookie policy

Lori Ryan Romance makes every effort to respect your privacy regarding any information collected or provided to us. This privacy policy tells you how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where  we have lawful grounds to do so, for instance, but not limited to comply with any legal obligations we may have;  we are performing a contract with you for a course or service; and we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), Lori Ryan is the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please see the contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of May 23, 2018 but may be updated from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content. We will not update it anywhere but here so you must check back here.

1. Personal Data we collect via www.loriryanromance.com (the “Website”)

Personal Data that you provide to us – We collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website only when you sign up for a newsletter or when you complete the contact us form or through a comment on a page or post.

Data that we collect automatically – We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website. This may include the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

We may also collect data automatically through our use of cookies on the Website. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. It is common practice with almost all professional websites to use cookies. This site uses cookies even though Lori doesn’t understand them. 

You can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may disable certain elements of the site’s functionality.We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

Apparently, you can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this).

Lori is told that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies, but it’s totally up to you if you want to. Lori won’t judge you.

The Cookies We Set

This site offers opt-in newsletter and email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

For example, some of the pop up invitations on this site don’t “pop” if we’ve recorded your visit recently.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

reCAPTCHA

We have implemented reCAPTCHA v3 on our site and your use of reCAPTCHA v3 is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. reCAPTCHA is used to fight spam and abuse on our site. reCAPTCHA works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service is used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It is not used for personalized advertising by Google.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Please feel free to email Lori with questions at lori at loriryanromance.com

2. Use of your Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most of the time, we use your Personal Data to process and manage your use of our website; respond to your questions, comments and requests; where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you; and to improve our services and Website through analysis of information.

3. Sharing of your Personal Data

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences, or with our newsletter service provider. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

4. Keeping your Personal Data secure

We maintain a privacy policy to govern the use of your Personal Data, as well as procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or make anonymous any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

6. Children

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

7. Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email at lori at loriryanromance.com or via our mailing address, listed below:

–  see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;

–  ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;

–  ask us to delete your Personal Data;

–  object to the processing of your Personal Data;

–  ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;

–  withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and

–  express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

8. Change of purpose

 We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

9. Contact Us

Lori’s full details are:

Lori Ryan Romance

Email for Privacy Questions: lori at loriryanromance.com

Mailing Address: Lori Ryan Romance, PO Box 200024, Austin, TX 78759

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