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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 7, 2021

CharleneDerby.Com and its related services and products (“Website”) are owned and operated by Charlene Derby (“Company”, “our”, “us”, “we”).  The Company has adopted this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform you of how it collects and uses data. You should contact The Company directly with any questions or concerns. 

The Company may change, modify, amend, suspend, terminate, or replace this privacy policy from time to time and within its sole and absolute discretion. In the event the company changes, modifies, amends, or replaces this privacy policy, the effective date, located above, will change.  Your continued use of the website after a change in the effective date of this privacy policy constitutes your manifestation of assent to the change, modification, amendment, or replacement contained within.


  • California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) means the California state law regulating consumer privacy for businesses that collect personal information.

  • General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) means the European Union (“EU”) law on data protection and privacy applicable to individuals within the EU.

  • Personal Data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • Statistical Data means any information collected by automatic data collection technologies such as Google Analytics. This information is not linked to the identity of a natural person and is considered anonymous. It is unique to the way the Internet works, the way browsers connect to the Internet, and the protocols that enable the devices of individual users to connect to the Internet.

  • User(s) means individuals who visit and browse the Website and who may also choose to subscribe to our mailing list. 

  • You/Your means User(s).

Types of Data We Collect 

The Company does not collect Personal Data from any User.

By virtue of the fact that you used an Internet browser to visit this Website, certain Statistical Data is available to analytical tools. Analytical tools collect information based on an IP address. An IP address does not contain personally identifiable information.

As of the date of this Privacy Policy, the Company is not using analytics and analytics apps are not connected to the website.

The Company may collect this Statistical Data from you through various channels, including, but not limited to through the use of cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, and through other sources permitted by law.

Cookies & Similar Technologies.

The Website utilizes Cookies.  Cookies are small text files placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by a web server in the domain that placed the Cookie. We use Cookies and similar technologies to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide certain features.  We also use “web beacons” to help deliver Cookies and gather usage and performance data. The Website may also include Cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies from third-party service providers linked to the site.

Since Cookies are stored on your device and controlled by your browser, managing cookies is your responsibility. The company has no control over the cookies placed by your activity on the Internet and cannot remove cookies from your device(s) or browsers. You have a variety of tools available to control the data collected by Cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. For example, you can use controls in your Internet browser to limit how the websites you visit are able to use Cookies and to withdraw your consent by clearing or blocking Cookies.

As a courtesy to you, the Website provides you with a Cookie notification that allows you to accept the cookies used by the website. If you don’t accept cookies, the website may not function as expected. If you do accept cookies, you won’t see this notification again for 30 days or in the event that you have cleared cookies from your browser.

The information below sets out how we use different categories of cookies and similar technologies, as well as information on your options for managing the settings for the data collection by these technologies.  Please understand that if you block, delete, or opt-out of cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Website.

Required Cookies (Strictly Necessary): Required – or strictly necessary – cookies enable you to navigate the Website and use its features. Because required cookies are essential to operate the Website there is no option to opt out of these cookies.

Functional Cookies (Non-Strictly Necessary): Functional – or non-strictly necessary cookies – allow us to remember information you have entered or choices you make, for the purposes of improving the end-user experience. These cookies tell the company which menu items were clicked, which pages were viewed, the “path” that the viewer took through the website, etc.

To manage the use of functional cookies on the Website, please consult your individual browser settings for cookies.  Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when using our Website.

You can also adjust your individual browser settings relating to cookies by visiting these pages:

For other browsers not listed, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

Lawful Basis for Processing Your Personal Data

The lawful basis for us processing your Personal Data for the uses described above will typically be because you have provided your consent by accessing the webpage and/or subscribing to the Website;  it is necessary for our contractual relationship; the processing is required for us to comply with legal obligations; and/or the processing is in our legitimate interest of providing you information about Charlene A. Derby’s books and poems.

The website does not currently contain any data-entry fields. No user information is being collected and by virtue of visiting the site, users are anonymous .

How The Company Uses Your Statistical Data

At this time, the Company is not using analytics and analytics apps are not connected to the website. Statistical data is not being collected.

Sharing of Your Statistical Data.

At this time, the Company is not using analytics and analytics apps are not connected to the website. Statistical data is not being collected.

No Liability Third-Party Services and Third-Party Links.

The third-party service providers affiliated with the Company have their own independent privacy policies governing the use of user data pursuant to the GDPR and we encourage you to read those privacy policies carefully.  The Company has no responsibility or liability for the user data collection, use, or storage activities of the third-party services providers used by the Company to provide you with the services associated with the Website.

The Company may outsource or subcontract some of our technical support, tracking and reporting functions, database management functions, and other services to third parties. We may share information from or about you with them so that they can perform their services as long as they comply with this Privacy Policy and the GDPR.  You understand and agree that the Company will not be held responsible for any third-party communications sent by entities that the Company does not own or control.  You are encouraged to review any third-party privacy policies before utilizing any such third-party service.

The Company may include or offer third-party products or services on the Website and provide third-party links to the same.  These third-party websites have separate and independent privacy policies.  The Company has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of such third parties or their websites.  We encourage you to read carefully the privacy policies of all such third-party websites.  We seek to protect the integrity of the Website and therefore welcome any feedback about any such third-party websites.

EU Users’ Rights Under the GDPR.

The GDPR provides Users located in the EU under its protection certain rights with respect to Personal Data collected by websites.  Accordingly, the Company recognizes and will comply with the GDPR and those rights, except as limited by applicable law.  The rights under the GDPR include:

  • Right of Access: This includes the right to obtain from us your Personal Data and whether it is being processed, along with the purposes of the processing; categories of Personal Data concerned; recipients to whom your Personal Data has been disclosed; the period for which your Personal Data is being stored; and the right to lodge a complaint.

  • Right of Rectification: This includes the right to correct inaccurate Personal Data collected and/or stored by us.

  • Right of Erasure (“Right to be Forgotten”): This includes the right to have your Personal Data deleted.  However, if applicable law requires us to comply with your request to delete information, fulfilment of your request may prevent you from using our services and may result in closing your account.

  • Right to Restriction of Processing: This includes the right to request restriction of how and why your Personal Data is used or processed by us.

  • Right to Data Portability: This includes the right to receive your Personal Data in a structure, readable format and the right to have your Personal Data transferred.

  • Right to Object: This includes the right to object to us processing your Personal Data for reasons such as direct marketing purposes and for scientific or historical research or statistical purposes.

  • Right to not be Subject to Automated Decision-Making: This includes the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that could have a legal, or similarly significant, effect on you from being made solely based on automated processes.

How To Stop The Company from collecting your Personal Data.

The Company does not collect or store any Personal Data.  To stop the collection of Statistical Data, you can adjust your web browser settings to limit or turn off Cookies or other tracking techniques, or you can cease use of the Website.  You may contact The Company with any requests regarding user data. The Website also honors Do Not Track requests and signals.  When you set up Do Not track requests and signals in your browser, they apply to any and all websites that you visit, including CharleneDerby.Com. You may also elect to stop receiving communications from our e-mail subscription list by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of our e-mails.

California Residents.

Under California’s “Shine the Light Law,” California residents have the right to receive information that identifies any third-party companies or individuals that the Company has shared your Personal Data with in the previous calendar year, as well as a description of the categories of Personal Data disclosed to that third party.

As of the date of this Privacy Policy, the Company does not collect or share Personal Data with third parties.

Under California’s “Consumer Privacy Act,” Users located in California have certain rights with respect to Personal Data collected by websites.  Accordingly, the Company recognizes and will comply with the CCPA and those rights, except as limited by applicable law.  The rights under the CCPA include:

  • The right to know about the personal information a business collects about them and how it is used and shared;

  • The right to delete personal information collected from them (with some exceptions);

  • The right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information; and

  • The right to non-discrimination for exercising their CCPA rights.

CCPA Compliance: All companies that serve California residents and have at least $25 million in annual revenue must comply with the law. In addition, companies of any size that have personal data on at least 50,000 people or that collect more than half of their revenues from the sale of personal data, also fall under the law.

As of the date of this Privacy Policy, the Company does not meet these requirements for compliance and is therefore exempt from the law.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Policy.

The Website is not intended for or directed to users under the age of 18, and the Company does not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13 or other minors. Where appropriate, the Company takes reasonable measures to determine that users are adults of legal age and to inform minors not to submit such information to the Website or in response to advertisements.

The Company does not collect Personal Data on any User of the Website.

Contact and Notices.

All questions and concerns regarding this Privacy Policy may be submitted to the Company at:


This Privacy Policy is enforced by the Internet lawyers of Traverse Legal, PLC.

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