ROONEY WRITING LLC

PRIVACY POLICY

Updated July 24, 2019


Rooney Writing LLC is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We understand that you care about the use and storage of your Personal Data to protect your privacy. This policy explains the information we might collect, use, share, and keep about you, and may change from time to time so please check back here frequently. If you disagree with this Privacy Policy, please discontinue using our Products and Services, including our website (“Site”).

 

All terms of our Terms and Conditions (located at https://www.RooneyWriting.com/Terms)  are incorporated in this Privacy Policy as if fully set forth herein. All capitalized terminology in this Privacy Policy are defined in our Terms. 

 

SCOPE OF POLICY.

 This Privacy Policy applies to:

  •  Visitors to our website (“Site”), including but not limited to https://www.RooneyWriting.com and any of our Affiliates’ websites:
    • who request information by e-mail or telephone,
    • who provide User Content to us,
    • who participate in any contest or survey,
    • who purchase any of our merchandise, and
  • Users of any of our Products and Services.

The legal definition of Personal Data varies by location. If you are located in the U.S., the legal definition in Colorado applies unless specifically superseded by U.S. Federal law or the law where you are physically located. If you are located outside the U.S., the legal definition where you are physically located applies.

 

CONSENT.

 You are never required to provide us with the types of information covered by this Privacy Policy. If not provided, however, we may not be able to provide Products and Services to you.

 By accessing our Site and/or providing Personal Data to us, you do so voluntarily and are expressly opting-in and unambiguously consenting to the collection, use, retention, disclosure, and transfer, including cross-border transfer, of your Personal Data as explained in this Privacy Policy.

 At this time, we do not provide our Products and Services within the EU/EEA.

 

NO USE BY MINORS.

 We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from anyone under the age of majority in your location. Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and all other applicable laws. We do not knowingly provide Products and Services to children; and children under the age of majority are not eligible to provide us with Personal Data.

 We ask that you carefully monitor your children’s activities on the Internet. We believe that there is no substitute for proper parental supervision. If you believe your child has provided us with Personal Data or has ordered Products and Services without permission, please contact us by email at support@RooneyWriting.com and we will promptly delete such Personal Data and disable access to the associated account(s), if any.

 If we receive a submission to any contest or survey that is from a minor, the minor’s Personal Information will be deleted as soon as we learn that the submission comes from a minor and the contest or survey entry shall be void.

 

SHARING PERSONAL DATA/UNRELATED THIRD PARTIES.

 Personal Data that you provide to us while using our Products and Services, including our Site, may be used to contact you for promotional offers, marketing programs, or other communications from us and our Business Partners. We do not share Personal Data with unrelated third parties without providing you a choice.

 If you provide us with User Content or post any such User Content on our social media pages (e.g., https://www.Instagram/RooneyWriting), including without limitation testimonials and videos, you are granting us the right and license to use that User Content for all commercial purposes. If you are accessing or using our Products and Services as another’s employee, volunteer, or contractor, please be aware that your employer or contractor may have authorized us to use and/or share your Personal Data.

 

SHARING PERSONAL DATA/BUSINESS PARTNERS.

 We ask our Business Partners who have access to your Personal Data in connection with providing services to us or to you, to (1) keep your Personal Data confidential and (2) only use this information to carry out the services they are performing or to market our Products and Services to you as long as you have the option to opt out of that communication.

 When we make Personal Data available to our Business Partners, we will not share with them any more information than is necessary; and we will use reasonable efforts to ensure, by contract or otherwise, that they use your Personal Data in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

 

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU.

 We may collect and process the following types of Personal Data about you.

 If you download marketing collateral or contact us for information about our Products and Services, we collect and maintain Personal Data that may include your name, IP address, and contact information such as email address and/or telephone number. If you use, purchase, license, or lease our Products and Services, respond to a survey or contest, or otherwise consent in advance, we will collect and maintain Personal Data that may include your name, mailing address, email address, social media user name, IP address, and telephone number.

 We use your Personal Data to take necessary steps to respond to a request and/or to perform services requested. In addition, direct marketing is necessary for the legitimate business interests we are pursuing.

 You may unsubscribe from emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the emails you receive.

 Your Personal Data is available to our employees, Affiliates, contractors, and Business Partners with a legitimate business need, such as our marketing, order fulfillment team, operations team, survey processors, contest judges, customer relationship management software providers (CRM), and credit card processors.

 We only collect Personal Data required for our legitimate business purposes. We do not request or require you to provide any special categories of Personal Data including, for example, genetic data, biometric data, or information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation. If we become aware of any such data having been submitted to us, we will, where reasonably practicable, endeavor to delete it.

 

COOKIES.

 A “Cookie” is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser. We use Cookies on our Site

 Use of our Site in the U.S. constitutes your consent to our use of the Cookies. For more information on how Cookies function and disabling Cookies, consult your browser’s “Help” button.

 YOU MAY DISABLE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, DISABLING ALL COOKIES MAY IMPAIR FUNCTIONALITY AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE SOME FEATURES OF OUR SITE.

 

Cookies we may use are: 

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies. These Cookies are essential for certain Products and Services to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” for ecommerce functionality. 
  • Session Cookies. Our Site may use session Cookies which your computer stores only for that browsing session. Once you close your browser, the Cookie is deleted. These Cookies allow users to navigate around our Site using your login details without having to login again on every page. 
  • Analytics and Performance Cookies. Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with Products and Services and websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We may use these details to improve how our Products and Services function and to understand how users interact with them. 
  • Functionality Cookies. These Cookies may be used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location. 
  • Targeting or Advertising Cookies. These Cookies may be used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our Products and Services, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served on our Site or Products and Services. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on Products and Services you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by us and trusted third-party networks and are generally persistent in nature. 
  • Web Beacons and Parameter Tracking. These Cookies count users who have visited our Site after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in e-mails and to collect details of any Products and Services 
  • Google Analytics Tracking Cookies. This type of Cookie allows us to understand more about Site visitors, such as the number of visitors, details of the devices used to access our Products and Services, which Site pages are accessed, and the various time details per visit. 
  • Security Cookies. We may use these Cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks. 
  • Third Party Embedded Content. Our Products and Services make use of different third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors and customers, including social media platforms or embedded content. As a result, Cookies may be set by these third parties and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these Cookies. 
  • EU Cookie Law Banner. Since we do not provide Products and Services within the EU/EEA, we do not provide an EU Cookie Banner or ask for your consent before using Cookies. If you are accessing our Site from the EU/EEA, our Products and Services are not available to you. You may contact us at support@RooneyWriting.com for further information. Please make sure to identify that you reside in the EU/EEA.

 

SECURITY.

 WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

To our knowledge, we use servers in the United States to process and store Personal Data.

 While no server can be completely secure, we make reasonable efforts to ensure that these servers are kept in a secure, locked, environment with restricted access and we have on our own, and in conjunction with the third parties who operate the servers, established physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your information.

 Personal Data stored by us may be accessed and processed by staff operating outside your jurisdiction, who work either for us or for one of our Business Partners. This staff may be engaged in fulfilling your order or request, processing a payment, and/or providing support services to us. We require these Business Partners to agree to treat your Personal Data securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

 We have implemented a variety of technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unlawful processing, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, alteration, and destruction. These include limiting access to the databases to a limited number of authorized staff, who are required to enter into non-disclosure agreements before access is afforded to them and who can only access the database for legitimate pre-authorized purposes. Further, access to the databases is password protected. We also have in place audit logs, intrusion detection software, anti-virus or malware protection, and system integrity tools to further protect data stored on these databases.

 

PASSWORDS

 Where we have provided you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain portions of our Products and Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You are responsible for protecting your account by not sharing your password with anyone.

HACKERS

While we make reasonable and industry-standard efforts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems using the standard measures in place through our Site host, we cannot guarantee that such security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

 We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained in our Products and Services, including the illegal acts of third parties (such as criminal hacking).

 We disclaim any and all liability for disclosure of any information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties as more specifically detailed in our DisclaimersANY TRANSMISSION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Our Products and Services may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. We only link to the home page of third-party content. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any Personal Data that may be collected through these websites or services. This includes any posting you may make on our social media page(s), which page(s) are controlled by such third-party social media sites.

 We urge you to exercise care when providing information to anyone and to check the policies and terms of all third-party websites before you submit any Personal Data.

ADVERTISING.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site or use our Products and Services. Such third-party companies may use information (not including your name, address, or e-mail address) about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements on sites, goods, and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice, and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please review your rights at the Network Advertising Initiative.

SOCIAL MEDIA.

When you use features such as social networking, chat rooms, or forums, you should take precautions not to submit any Personal Data that you do not want to be seen, collected, or used by others. If you submit any Personal Data (that may be included in User Content) as part of a survey or contest, please consult our Terms for our rights to use that User Content.

 Our Products and Services include features from social media websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy, terms, and other policies of the companies providing those features.

RETENTION.

The amount of time we hold your Personal Data will vary but will not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed. We will retain your Personal Data in accordance with the following criteria:

 If you request information from us, we will retain your Personal Data solely for the legitimate business purpose of responding to your request or inquiry and will maintain that information to communicate with you regarding our other Products and Services. You may opt out of such communications at any time and you will be provided with that opportunity to “unsubscribe” within each communication. If you request deletion of your Personal Data, we will pseudonymize or anonymize your Personal Data so that it cannot be connected to you. 

  • If you have accessed, downloaded, purchased, licensed, or leased Products and Services from us or have provided us with any User Content (e.g., a testimonial or contest submission), we will retain your Personal Data for as long as we are offering, distributing, selling, licensing, or leasing Products and Services in order to provide you with information regarding those Products and Services. You may opt out of such communications at any time and will be provided with the opportunity to “unsubscribe” within each communication. If you request deletion of your Personal Data, we will pseudonymize or anonymize your Personal Data so that it cannot be connected to you.
YOUR RIGHTS.

You have certain rights in relation to the Personal Data we process. These rights to access, correct, amend, or delete Personal Data vary by location and only the rights available to you in your physical location will be enforceable by you under this Privacy Policy.

 Typically, you have the following rights:

  •  The right to access your Personal Data unless access is subject to a legal exception.
  • The right to have your Personal Data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to have your Personal Data not processed.
  • The right to have your Personal Data erased (or pseudonymized or anonymized) if it is no longer necessary or required in relation to the purposes and there are no other overriding legitimate grounds for us to continue processing it.
  • The right to opt out if your Personal Data is to be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or you subsequently authorized.
  • The right to complain to a supervisory authority if you think your rights have been infringed.
  • You may also have the right to request that a business disclose the categories or details of Personal Data collected.

 To exercise your rights, you may make an inquiry by sending an email request directly to the Data Compliance Officer at support@RooneyWriting.com. In some cases, you may need to discuss deletion with your employer if you access our Products and Services through your employer.

 We will respond to your request in accordance with the laws that apply to you. When you make your request, we will maintain your request and related Personal Data as we maintain other Personal Data in order to respond, after which time we will delete the Personal Data provided in the request.

 Access requests are free; however, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request when your request is unfounded or excessive.

 

CALIFORNIA USERS.

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, and once per year, California, U.S. residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from the seller the customer information shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. While we do not believe our Products and Services qualify under this law, we are informing you of it in an abundance of caution.

 If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information during the immediately prior calendar year. If you believe this law applies to you, please send an e-mail message to Data Compliance Officer at support@RooneyWriting.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response only if the law applies to you.

 We will maintain your request and the customer information you provided in that request for ninety (90) days to ensure you do not have any follow-up questions. After that time, the information associated with your request will be deleted. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

 

COMPLAINTS.

 If you have a complaint regarding this Privacy Policy or how your Personal Data is being maintained, used, or processed, you should first contact our Data Compliance Officer, whose contact details appear below:

 Attention: Data Compliance Officer

support@RooneyWriting.com

CONTACT.

 Questions, comments, notices, and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be emailed to our Data Compliance Officer at support@RooneyWriting.com. Please make sure that you identify the Site and/or Products and Services (including customer name and the date(s) of your event(s)) through which you submitted Personal Data to enable us to identify your records. We will respond to your communications within thirty (30) days unless your request involves information that requires significant and/or unusual research.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY.

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page with the most recent date updated. In the event you wish to use or purchase our Products and Services, the new Privacy Policy may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept that new policy to continue your use of our Products and Services, including access to our Site.