Legal

Dear all,
Although this is a personal blog, I am also the sole director and employee of Thinking Plainly Limited, my own self-publishing company. As such, and because the main purpose of this blog is to discuss writing and my work, I felt it would be good practice to include the full legal page I use elsewhere to make sure that everyone is aware of this. I have no interest in using the personal data of anyone who visits my websites and I will do my best to always update this notice to ensure I am complying with the law. I do not want your personal data so to confirm, I do not store, process or transfer personal data. The only time your personal data will be used is when visiting a social media platform such as this, and then it is the social media platform itself that is processing your data, not me or Thinking Plainly Limited. I have no intention of setting up mailing lists or undertaking direct marketing.

Legal

This notice is made by Thinking Plainly Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales, company number 7912039. Thinking Plainly Limited owns and operates the following websites:
All references that follow apply to Thinking Plainly Limited as a whole inclusive of all websites. 
Thinking Plainly Limited tries to keep the information on these websites timely and accurate. However, we do not give any warranty or other assurance as to the content of the material appearing on the sites, their accuracy, completeness, timelessness or appropriateness for any particular purpose.
To the full extent permissible by law, Thinking Plainly Limited disclaims all responsibility for any damages or losses arising from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material appearing on it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

Accessibility

We have designed our websites to be as accessible and user friendly as possible. Some pages will include embedded elements from social media platforms and third party websites that we are unable to alter. If you have any comments on any aspect of our website, or you are having trouble with any of our content, please contact us at  info@thinkingplainly.com and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. These websites are updated regularly and we are always trying to improve your experience. If you would like to learn more about accessibility for the Internet and websites please visit:

Copyright

Thinking Plainly Limited claims full copyright on all text and images used on our websites. These websites may also present excerpts of published copyrighted material (copyright held by Thinking Plainly Limited, R.G Rankine, Rufus Garlic and Alfred Duff) that you are free to read and share provided the source and links are acknowledged.

Privacy

The following information sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Use of this website constitutes acceptance by you of Thinking Plainly Limited’s policies and practices. If you do not wish to accept this, please leave this website immediately.
On the 25th May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force, which gives greater protection and rights to personal data for those living in the EU. You can find the full details at the GDPR website: https://www.eugdpr.org
Thinking Plainly Limited is a registered company of the United Kingdom and therefore the relevant Data Authority is the Information Commissioner's Office https://ico.org.uk
The Data Controller for Thinking Plainly Limited is the organisation itself and as we are a small company that does not process personal data we do not require a data protection officer however if you have any queries or questions concerning data protection issues you can email the company at info@thinkingplainly.com
Our websites present the personal data, including names, contact details and photographs of associates of Thinking Plainly Limited only. We do not display the personal data of any person who is not affiliated to Thinking Plainly Limited. We do however use Cookies to help your website experience, which may include tracking data, please see our Cookie section below.
Thinking Plainly Limited’s websites may have links to third party websites that are managed by other organisations. This includes blogs or social media platforms managed, but not owned, by Thinking Plainly Limited or its associates. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for, and has no control over, the content of such sites and we are not responsible for the protection of any information you give to these websites and any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or websites that they link to. You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites. Thinking Plainly Limited disclaims all responsibility and liability (including for negligence) in relation to information on or accessible from these sites. You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.
Thinking Plainly Limited respects your right to privacy and as an organisation does not collect any personal data. We do not store any personal data. We do not share or process any personal data other than what is processed by third party social media platforms as mentioned above. We do not use any mailing lists or analytical tools. We do not undertake any direct marketing or promotion using anyone's personal data other than posting on social media. However we do share and embed content from third party social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, which have automatic tracking settings and scripts. We do not collect, store or process any personal data from third party platforms. You should make sure you are happy with these services before continuing using our websites.

Digital Purchases - Distributors

Thinking Plainly Limited uses third party distributors to sell our ebooks and paperbacks. They all offer their own in-built payment and delivery systems. You can find links to them here:
Please make yourself aware of their legal pages, privacy policies, fees and processing information before using these services. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for any of these websites and disclaims all responsibility and liability for your experience and use of these websites.

Social Media

Thinking Plainly Limited uses the following social media platforms:
Blogger: https://policies.google.com/privacy (A Google product)
Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 (A Facebook company)
YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy (A Google product)
SmugMug: https://www.smugmug.com/about/privacy-flickr (Previously Flickr)
Please make yourself aware of their legal pages, privacy policies, fees and processing information before using these services. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for any of these websites and disclaims all responsibility and liability for your experience and use of these websites.

Cookies

Thinking Plainly Limited and its websites use cookies to enhance your website experience. Cookies are files that are transferred to your computer’s hard disk by a website and can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website. These cookies include first party cookies, third party cookies and third party requests.
Just like the majority of sites on the Internet, our websites use cookies to help us improve our visitors’ experience when browsing our site. We use cookies in many different ways, from helping us to identify if you are a repeating visitor (preventing repeats of notifications you have already seen), to determining usage patterns and how many new visitors our site receives.
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s browsing device. Once a cookie is stored it enables information (such as your IP address or browser) to be remembered by the website you are visiting.
By continuing to browse our websites and use our services, you are agreeing to Thinking Plainly Limited using and placing cookies on your device.
You can find out more about cookies here:

Disclaimer & Amendments

Thinking Plainly Limited reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend these notices at any time, and you should regularly check this page for any amendments and always refer to the latest available version. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. Whilst we make every effort to keep our websites up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be current, secure and free from bugs or viruses. Thinking Plainly Limited is not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use any of our websites.

Leave Feedback

If you have any issues you would like to bring to our attention or if you have any questions regarding any of our websites please contact us at:
Thank you for taking the time to read our legal notices.
Thinking Plainly Limited