Last updated July 22, 2020
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for onlinepubliccommunication.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
For Users Outside the United States of America
Onlinepubliccommunication.com is designed for and marketed toward users located in the United States of America. Users located in other countries should understand that the products, policies, and services provided on this site may not be available to them and may not reflect the laws or customs of their locale.
Who We Are
This website is owned and operated by Basis Publishing, LLC. We are domiciled in Columbia, South Carolina in the United States. You may contact us by email at email@example.com or by postal mail:
Basis Publishing, LLC
7821 Saint Andrews Rd, Unit 2861
Irmo, SC 29063
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever this site collects sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you may not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
If you are interested in information about blocking cookies or other data tracking tools on our site and other sites, you may wish to visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Do Not Track” page (https://www.eff.org/issues/do-not-track) and consider installing a tool like Privacy Badger or other cookie-blocking technology.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
In order to use some portions of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about your account and the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. The website also collects and retains additional information during the registration process, such as the time and date of registration and the user’s IP address.
We will not sell any information we collect from you to anyone at any time.
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and email address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Likewise, if you purchased an account access code through a third party reseller, such as a bookstore, we may need to provide the reseller with your name, contact information, and account details after you use the code to register your account.
We never store any of your credit card information on our servers. Any payments you submit will be handled by a third-party payment processing agency, Stripe, Inc., who may collect and retain information about your account, including your name, contact information, and the IP address you used at the time of purchase. Basis Publishing, LLC and onlinepubliccommunication.com do not retain any credit card numbers. Further information about Stripe’s policies and how to contact them may be found at https://stripe.com
We will not share your personal information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill core functions of the service and our business, such as processing your request, processing a payment, ensuring the security of the site, preventing fraud, responding to payment disputes, and tracking critical site analytics, or as required by law or in compliance with a subpoena. Some of your user information and data about your accounts will be available to our website administrators and server managers.
For security purposes and to prevent fraud, a record of all users’ log-ins and site usage are stored in an audit log. The audit log also includes the IP addresses from where users logged in. This data is collected and stored on our servers and is available to our website administrators, server managers, customer service agents, and accounting department. We will not disclose this information to any third party except as necessary to fulfill core functions of the service and our business, such as processing your request, processing a payment, ensuring the security of the site, preventing fraud, responding to payment disputes, and tracking critical site analytics, or as required by law or in compliance with a subpoena.
For site analytics, we partner with Google Analytics. This means some general data about user behavior is passed on to Google. Your IP address is anonymized by the Google Analytics tool to reduce any risk of passing along personally identifiable information. You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Our servers are located in the United States and operated and managed by KnownHost, LLC. Employees and contractors of KnownHost may have access to data collected and retained by our websites and servers. They do not have access to any credit card or payment processing information. For information on their data retention and privacy policies, see https://knownhost.com. Basis Publishing, LLC take no responsibility for the practices or policies of KnownHost, LLC and you agree not to hold us liable for the practices or activities of KnownHost and its employees and contractors.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You can do the following at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Opt out of future contacts from us.
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete your account and any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Individuals requesting that their accounts and tracking data be erased will not receive compensation for lost use of the site or refunds of any kind.
You can also choose to stop being tracked by this site at any time simply by ceasing to use the website and associated services.