The Only Way is Wicca has created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your personal information and privacy, to explain how we collect information and to explain how we use the information we collect about our website users. When you provide this information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with the laws concerning the protection of personal information covered under “the GDPR”.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our Data promise to you
This privacy statement refers to The Only Way is Wicca (hereafter ‘TOWIW’) and it’s Website (www.theonlywayiswicca.org – hereafter ‘TOWIW Website’). This statement is subject to change at any time. The way we use any information will be subject to the privacy statement that is current when that information is gathered. Please check this page regularly to see any changes. This policy is effective from 3rd May 2021.
- What we collect
TOWIW collects both personal data and anonymous data when you send us information or when you visit our website. When we talk about Personal data we mean any information that can identify you as an individual, such as your name and postal address. Anonymous Data does not identify you as a person but it might be used in aggregate for example when you participate in a survey.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Our Website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for all financial transactions (e.g. subscribing to our newsletter).
- How we collect and use information:
Most browsers have ‘preference’ settings which alert you when cookies are being received and allow you to reject them before they are stored or delete them after they have been stored. If you choose to reject cookies you will still be able to use the TOWIW Website, but functionality may be reduced and subscribers may be unable to use our extended subscriber or member services or view subscriber-only and member-only content.
To find out more about how Google uses any data it collects please visit policies.google.com/technologies/ads.
Your IP address is a numeric code which is assigned to your computer every time you connect to the internet. Typically for home users it will not identify your computer exactly but will identify the service provider via whom you connect to the internet. We use aggregated IP address information to compile reports on the demographics of the usage of the TOWIW Website for purposes of system administration, marketing, as information to potential advertisers and subscribers, and to track potential abuse of our terms and conditions of use. We do not use IP address information in a form that is personally identifiable except where the users of that IP address have been responsible for violation of our terms and conditions of use.
Subscriptions, sales and other services
When you use the TOWIW Website to subscribe to the any of our products, to purchase goods and services, or to update your subscription data, we will need you to provide certain information which enables you to be identified as an individual (name, address, email, credit card details, direct debit details and so on). This information is necessary for us to process your order or update your details.
We may associate information referenced by cookies with personal information which you provide to us online. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties except in the following cases:
(1) When it is necessary to provide you with a service you have requested.
(2) Under circumstances required by law: when we believe in good faith that a law or legal process requires it or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights, the rights of our contributors whose copyright material is under our control, or the rights of other users of TOWIW Website whose personal information is under our control.
Newsletter, Email and information sign up
If you sign up for any newsletter or email service we might offer on the TOWIW Website we will hold your email address securely in a list. Our email messages will provide you with email updates from ourselves and our carefully selected partners containing special offers, new services and other news. We will make sure that each newsletter carries information about how to opt out of the list and how to remove your name from the list so that you will be able to choose to stop receiving the email at any time if you so wish. Your email address will be used to provide you with email updates from ourselves and our carefully selected partners containing special offers, new services and other news. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the link at the bottom of each email.
In the future we may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to users of TOWIW’s Website. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Your participation in any public forum which we provide is subject to the TOWIW’s terms and conditions of use.
Advertisers and Commercial Associates
TOWIW’s Website contains advertisements and promotional links to web sites operated by third parties. While we would never knowingly link to a site which we believed to be trading in bad faith, TOWIW is not responsible for the content of these web sites and we take no responsibility for the content, privacy practices, goods or services offered by these sites. Specific provisions in the TOWIW’s Website terms and conditions of use apply to the content of all advertisements and access to all promotional linked websites.
Articles on the TOWIW’s Website sometimes contain links to third party websites. These links, provided by contributors to TOWIW, are provided on a contextual basis and are relevant to the essays in which they appear. TOWIW is not responsible for the content, business practices or privacy practices of such websites. Specific provisions in the TOWIW Website’s terms and conditions of use apply to use of these links.
Do we share that data with any other companies?
However, you expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Data with those suppliers with whom we contract in order to provide services to you, otherwise we may not be able to provide the level of service that we know you’ll require.
If you send in a comment, we may post it on our site or use it as a testimonial without mentioning your full name or publishing any information that would identify you. Furthermore, in some circumstances we may display some of your information such as your username. Others may be able to see your personal data if you post any information on bulletin boards or forums and may be used to send you unsolicited communications over which we have no control.
We may share some of your information with advertisers, ad servers and ad networks to deliver targeted advertising both on our website and on selected partner websites but this will not include any information which directly identifies you. However, by interacting with or viewing an advert, you should be aware that the third party may make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the advert.
Please take care when using social networking sites to which we may invite you to join that you do not disclose anything that you might later wish to retract.
There are certain times when we may be legally required to disclose your data in good faith where it is required by law or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us, or where we have a requirement to protect or defend the rights of TOWIW or any users of our servers. We will always ensure that those requesting the information have the legal right to do so.
Telephone and Mailing Preference Services
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) and the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) allow you to choose to opt out of unsolicited marketing. However, if you are registered on any of the preference services, which are general opt-out registers, you may still receive marketing communications from us if you have given us your consent previously or if you subsequently give us that consent.
Marketing to Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 for marketing purposes.
How you can gain access to the personal data we collect about you
Under the GDPR, you have the right to see what information we hold about you and you may ask us to make any changes that you consider necessary to make the information accurate. If you want to apply to see the data we hold about you, write to:
The Data Protection Officer:
We will require that you satisfactorily identify yourself to demonstrate your entitlement to view this data.
Complaints will be dealt with by the Data Protection Officer and will be responded to within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the response you should refer your complaint to the ICO https://ico.org.uk/concerns
Accepting this privacy statement
By using the TOWIW Website you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement and our terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree, or are not comfortable with any policy in this statement, your only remedy is to not use the TOWIW Website. If you are concerned about any cookies which have already been issued to you by the TOWIW Website, you can delete cookies served to your browser.
If this privacy statement is not accepted in full, use of all the TOWIW Website must be terminated immediately.