ae smith writing is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals and recognizes the need of people with whom we do business (clients, customers, and anyone browsing our website), for the appropriate management and protection of any Personal Information that you agree to provide to us.
Our Privacy Management Plan includes guidelines on the collection, storage, use and retention of your Personal Information which is governed by the Personal Information Privacy and Electronic Documents Act as follows:
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.aesmithwriting.com.
Collection and Storage: What personal data we collect, why we collect it, and how it’s stored
We collect information from you when you become a client, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
Information about your business (Applicable to clients only)
Information of a personal nature may be collected to create content should you contract ae smith writing to produce website copy, blog posts, brochures, email newsletters, articles and other types of content. Data may be collected in person through digital or written note taking, via email. Information of a personal nature may be translated into notes in a digital format, stored securely and backed up onto an external hard drive every six months.
Payment information (Applicable to clients only)
Payment may be taken by credit card via third-party services (i.e. Stripe) or e-transfer. I do not use a system that allows me to see your credit card information.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help Menu to discover how to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics and the Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP) Plugin. The data collected is stored safely and may be used to inform and develop content creation (i.e. blog posts).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We will not disclose personal information unnecessarily to any third party, unless the effected individual consents.
We promote individuals’ right of access to personal information about themselves. The employer will provide access to information upon request. Access will be provided according to established procedures.
Note: Access to a record may be subject to the payment of any fee required according to organization policy.
How we protect your data
Please see information above under each specific type of data. We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers via this website.
We use regular Malware Scanning via WordFence and an SSL certificate.
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
N/A at present
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
N/A at present
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
For further information, please contact
ae smith writing
Last Updated: June 5, 2018