Privacy Policy

This page details the privacy policy for this website. This page was last updated on 6 January 2020.

What data do I collect?

I, Keri Karandrakis, am a sole proprietor/self-employed editor. I require the use of the following personal data so that I can contact clients:

  • names (legal and pseudonyms)
  • email addresses
  • any details a client provides to me about the project
  • IP address where the entry on the ‘Contact’ page was made (this is recorded by WordPress automatically)

You voluntarily provide this information to me when you use the Contact page on my website. Each contact “entry” is stored in a WordPress archive in a password-protected account.

Once I contact you back, your email address and name are stored in my password-protected Gmail account, along with any communications we have together through that medium.

In addition to the above, I also require the use the following data in order to conduct my business once we have decided to work together:

  • PayPal information
  • manuscripts

I also use the following on a limited basis, at the client’s discretion:

  • contact information the client voluntarily provides, such as a phone number
  • communications with a client, such as text messages

This information is stored in my password-protected email (or in the case of text messages, my password-protected phone). Copies of the manuscripts are stored on my password-protected computer. Copies of the manuscripts that are attached to emails are also stored in my email. PayPal information (insofar as your transaction(s) with me) is stored in my PayPal account (accessible to only me).

Jetpack collects the following information when you visit this site:

  • your country
  • what pages you view
  • where you were referred from, if you were
  • what you click on

This is standard for WordPress sites. This information is available to me, but the aforementioned personal data (name, email, etc.) is not connected to it.

If you choose to comment on a post on this website, the name that you provide, as well as your WordPress account name if you are logged in, is publicly visible to any visitor of this website, and so are the contents of your comment. Your email address and IP address are available to me in my site admin center when you comment, along with the aforementioned information that is available publicly. This is stored for as long as your comment remains on the website.

Do I share your data?

Your data is not intentionally shared with anyone unless you explicitly consent in writing. An example of this consent is voluntarily writing a Testimonial for my website. You may choose to provide data such as your name and a link to the finished manuscript, for sale on Amazon or another retailer, as well as some feedback about the editing process. I may link a client’s testimonial to their author website or Amazon sales page. You may refuse this linkage at any time.

Occasionally, I may not be able to accommodate your editing request and I will refer you to another editor. Should this happen, I may inform the editor(s) that I have referred you. I share your name and details about your project with the editor so that they know to expect a communication from you.

If I am required to comply with court orders directing me to surrender your information to law enforcement, I will inform you if permitted by the officials overseeing the order.

If a data breach compromises the data stored in any of these containers, I will notify you if possible.

How long is your data stored?

If you decide to work with me, I retain your name and email address for three years for tax purposes. Everything else you provide (except PayPal transactions – see below) is retained for the same period of time unless you request that it is deleted sooner.

If you decide not to work with me, any information you have provided to me is deleted after one year, in case you change your mind or reach out to me again, unless you request its deletion sooner.

Please note that I can delete my copies of this data, but WordPress, Gmail, and PayPal may retain data separately. Please see the respective privacy policies for those entities to understand what they

Please note that PayPal transactions cannot be deleted, only archived.

What if you want your data deleted?

Please contact me, and I will delete it to the best of my ability.