PRIVACY POLICY DOORSTEP PUBLICATIONS

Last Updated: February 2020

We recognize that privacy is essential. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the eBooks, audio, video, services, information, software, tools, features, and functionality, available or offered by us or our subsidiaries and affiliated companies. This policy covers how we collect and use personal data.

In this policy, the term “personal data” shall be as defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at admin@doorsteppublications.com.

Your Consent

In plain English: You do not have to share data, but without sharing it, we cannot provide you with our services.

Providing us with personal data is purely consensual. You are not obligated under any laws to provide us with any personal data. But without providing such personal data, we cannot provide you with the Services.

Your Rights Under Applicable Laws


In plain English: You are entitled to full legal protection.

We cannot take away your legal rights.

Right of Access and Correction


You have the right to know what personal data we collect about you and to ensure that such data is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which we collected it.
You can receive a copy of your personal data and to correct such personal data if it is not accurate, complete, or updated.

However, we may first ask you to provide certain credentials to permit us to identify you before changing, deleting, or reviewing.

Right to Delete Personal Data or Restrict Processing


You have the right to delete your personal data or restrict processing by us and/or third parties.

We may postpone or deny your request if your personal data is in current use for the purposes for which it was collected or for other legitimate purposes, such as compliance with legal obligations.

Right to Withdraw Consent


You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data. Exercising this right will not affect the lawfulness of processing your personal data based on your consent before its withdrawal.

Right of Data Portability


Where technically feasible, you have the right to ask to transfer your personal data in accordance with your right to data portability.

The Right to Lodge a Complaint


You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.

Your California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Notices


We do not convey your personal data to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

However, if we did, then the California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

To make such a request, please send an email to admin@doorsteppublications.com. We will let you know that none of your personal data was shared. We are only required to respond to one request per customer each calendar year.

We respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

What Personal Data Do We Collect


In plain English: We may collect information you provide us when you use the services, software, and website.

We collect information in two different ways:
* when you purchase our digital products, and

* when you subscribe to our services.

When Using Our Website


In plain English: We collect the information you provide us directly and we collect information using technological means.

We collect information you provide when completing registration forms, contact forms, other forms and comments. Depending on the form this information might include your full name, address, contact information, approximate geolocation, and email address.

We do not collect your payment information for services or products. When you purchase a digital product or a service your credit card or payment information is handled directly through a third party. We do collect related information regarding what was purchased, quantity, and purchasers contact information – but no credit card details.

Further, Doorstep Publications will never directly contact you and ask for credit card or payment details.

We do collect aggregated data from third parties, such as social media sites and other services which we use and joint ventures we may establish.

We also collect the information that you submit when contacting us via email or other communication.

We collect information relating to how you use our website, such as the pages you viewed, the links you clicked, the websites that referred you to us, your device type, screen resolution, operating system, and browser.

How Do We Process Personal Data


In plain English: We use personal data to provide you with digital products and other services to continually improve them and to communicate with you.

We use personal data to provide you with eBooks, audio, video, similar digital products and other services.

We may conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on personal data and other information we collect.

We may also disclose aggregated user statistics to third parties, including without limitation, to current and prospective business partners and other third parties for other lawful purposes.

We may use third parties to send you targeted/interest-based ads, based on the personal data provided to us.
 

Who Do We Share Personal Data With


In plain English: We share your personal data only under confidentiality obligations and only to provide you with digital products and other services. We may disclose information to legal authorities.
 

International Transfer


Our servers may be hosted in various countries and jurisdictions that may be outside the country from which you access the website and may be outside your country of residence.
We may transfer personal data across several countries.

Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Privacy Policy may involve the transfer of your personal data to various countries around the world that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country.
 

Third Parties


In plain English: We use third parties.

As part of providing the digital and other services our affiliates, agents, contractors, representatives, trusted business partners, and third-party service providers (including without limitation, the following entities) may have access to your personal data:

We may use Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Microsoft Ads, AdRoll, and LinkedIn Ads to reach our target audience with relevant ads.

We may use the data to track sales and other business goals. All data is masked and the company cannot identify any action from a specific customer or user.

We may use CloudFlare or similar service to accelerate our web pages.

We may use Facebook Messenger and other similar chat services to communicate.

We may use MailerLite and similar services to send promotional and support communication.

We may use Google Analytics to analyze marketing goals and to integrate different data sources together.

We may use PayPal, Stripe or other payment services for our payment processing and accounting.

We require the foregoing parties to process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy and subject to security and other appropriate confidentiality safeguards.

 

Legal Compliance


We may share information as required for the provision or maintenance of the Services.

We may also share information in accordance with a written legal request by a valid legal authority. We will do our best to object to such request if we believe that it is baseless.

 

Merger or Reorganization


We may transfer data if we become involved in a reorganization, merger, consolidation, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, with any type of entity, whether public, private, foreign, or local.

 

Use of Cookies, Trackers, and Remarketing Beacons

In plain English: We may use cookies and trackers to provide you with the service.

In order to collect the data described herein, we may use temporary cookies that remain on your browser for a limited period of time.

We may also use persistent cookies that remain on your browser for the duration we provide the services.


A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to and stored on your browser. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover your identity. Cookies do not damage your browser.

Most browsers may allow you to block cookies, but you may not be able to use some features on the digital products or other services we may provide if you block them.

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie (this enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not). 

We may also use web beacons via other services to collect information. Web beacons or “gifs,” are electronic images that may be used in our digital products or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
We also use third-party technologies, such as cookies and web beacons and various third-party providers (e.g., Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to process and analyze your personal data, profile end-user activities and provide targeted ads, including without limitation tracking your use of the Services and third-party services and sites.
 

Children


In plain English: We don’t knowingly collect information about children.

We will not knowingly contact or engage with children under the age of 16. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with their personal data, please contact us and we will act in accordance with the applicable law.
 

How Can We Contact You


In plain English: We do not spam. We will contact you with promotional offers.

We may send you periodic notifications in relation to the digital products or other services. We will also send you our newsletter, which you may opt-out of this service at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each promotional communication we send you.

Please note that different types of products may have different newsletters managed by different lists. Therefore, unsubscribing from one list does not mean you unsubscribed from all lists.
 

Complaints and Reports


In plain English: We will deal with complaints and let you know the results of such investigation.

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Please feel free to direct questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our treatment of personal data by contacting us at admin@doorsteppublications.com.

When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact you regarding your concerns.

We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Doorstep Publications and an individual.
 

Security Standards


In plain English: We will do our best to be secure.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of personal data.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We retain your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
 

Changes to This Privacy Policy


In plain English: We may update this Privacy Policy.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.