"I", “she” or "The Website" refers to Elena Matthews and authorelenamatthews.com.
"you", "the user" refers to the user of the Website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
She will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
• she has lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
• she is performing a contract with you for our services; and
• she has legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental
rights do not override those interests.
1. Personal Data I collect via my website www.authorelenamatthews.com (the “Website”)
I only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways:
When you sign-up to Elena Matthews’ newsletter to receive updates, information, and offers
Types of Data I collect: email address, name, I.P. address, subscription time & date, open data and activity
Using the Contact From or other form on the website
Types of data I collect: email address, name, any personal data you provide in the free box on the form.
2. Use of your Personal Data
I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:
process and manage your use of my 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;
improve our services and Website through analysis of information.
3. Sharing of your Personal Data
I take your privacy seriously and will not share with, or rent, sell, or give away your Personal Data with others.
4. Keeping your Personal Data secure
I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.
5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data
This Website and my 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who
ask me to change/correct your Personal Data;
ask me to delete your Personal Data;
object to the processing of your Personal Data;
ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
withdraw any consents you have given me to the processing of your Personal Data; and
express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.
8. Email marketing messages & 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 Mailchimp.
Subscription time & date
Open data and activity
9. Change of purpose
I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I collected it, unless I reasonably consider that I 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 me. If I need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, I will notify you and I will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
10. Contact Us
My full details are: Elena Matthews
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:
Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email
Contact me at email@example.com
UPDATED OCTOBER 2020