I take privacy seriously and only collect data that is essential for the functioning of the site and your interaction with it at various levels. I’m based in France and comply fully with both EU and UK data protecton laws and use a robust compliance service to generate documents that fully describe data collection and consent.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://janfortune.com/
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the website collects the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
These send us the details you provide so we can answer your query. We do not store this contact information once we’ve replied to you.
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 visit our login page, 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 manage the cookies on this site with our ‘manage consent’ popup on the bottom right of the screen.
Embedded content from other websites
Blogs 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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
We share encrytped data that makes our shop facility work, that is with WPEasy Cart, the shop module which only collects the data needed for the order and is only stored on our site, not on the third party shop module developer’s site. Data will be sent to third parties, either Stripe and/or PayPal (depending how you opt to pay) in fully encrypted format when you pay on their platforms. (We receive only the information needed to send your order, not your card numbers).
If you sign up for our email list this is hosted by MailerLite who comply fully with GDPR requirements and never share, sell or rent our customer data to anyone for any reason. Their data storage center is in the European Union and has information storage security certificate (ISO 27001) to keep Subscribers data safe.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We do not sell personal data, even in anonymised form, to any third party at any time.
We do not carry any third party advertising on the website.
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, 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, but we do not have access to your passwords or payment details.
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.
Your contact information
Your contact information will be either or both for site registration (to enable you to buy books, submit to a literary award or imprint ot leave comments) and/or our email list to keep you up to date with news, events and courses. We do not add anyone to the mailing list unless they opt to sign up or ask us to sign them up. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you at any time.
How we protect your data and proof of consent
The payment gateways use encryption and we keep data collection to the miniumum needed to enable the site to function.
We monitor our plugins and software to keep it up to date and secure and also use software to protect the site from hacking such as Wordfence.
We comply with GDPR in the UK and Europe as well as the Data Protection Act UK through both registration with ICO in the UK and through CNIL’s policies of portability, safety and privacy by design in France. We also run data protection software on the site designed by Complianz and have several security features including site backups and firewall to keep data safe on this site.
Our data protection officer is Jan Fortune, If you want any further information or have a concern about your data on this site please contact email@example.com with the subject ‘Data’ in the email.
For physical items bought on this site (books) distance selling laws apply.
For site visitors and writing services, you will find the terms and conditions (The Big Print) here
There are also legal documents of the EU privacy statement; UK privacy statement; EU cookies policy; UK cookies policy.
I am committed to keeping this website up to date and accurate. Should you nevertheless encounter anything that is incorrect or out of date, we would appreciate it if you could let me know. Please indicate where on the website you read the information. We will then look at this as soon as possible. Please send your response by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses and privacy inquiries submitted by email or using a web form will be treated in the same way as letters. This means that you can expect a response from us within a period of 1 month at the latest. In the case of complex requests, we will let you know within 1 month if we need a maximum of 3 months.
Any personal data you provide us with in the context of your response or request for information will only be used in accordance with our privacy statement.
Jan Fortune shall make every reasonable effort to protect its systems against any form of unlawful use. Jan Fortune shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to this end, taking into account, among other things, the state of the art. However, it shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever, direct and/or indirect, suffered by a user of the website, which arises as a result of the unlawful use of its systems by a third party.
Jan Fortune accepts no responsibility for the content of websites to which or from which a hyperlink or other reference is made. Products or services offered by third parties shall be subject to the applicable terms and conditions of those third parties.
The content on this website is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, unless specified otherwise.
If you have any questions or problems with the website, please do not hesitate to contact me.