Who we are
Our website address is: http://writingscape.com. We provide content from well-educated instructors to help students and website visitors better use grammar, punctuation, formatting, and other skills to help them be better writers, whether it is for school or for work! We want to help our visitors improve their skills, and our content is all generated by educators in the field.
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 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 choose to reach out to us via the contact forms, you are choosing to share your information with us – whatever information it is that you are choosing to provide at that time. For example, name, email, and a message. This information will only be used to respond to you as best as our editor team may be able to.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with anyone other than those who develop the website, and only for the purposes of better serving our website visitors.
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.
Your contact information
If you choose to provide your contact information, it will only be used to respond to you or to send you vital information related to your message or contact to us.
How we protect your data
We protect your data using encryption software and secured password and networks.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Should there ever be a data breach, we will reach out to website visitors who have provided data to let them know and to assist them in anyway we can.
What third parties we receive data from
We only receive third party information through Google Analytics and general website traffic information.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We only use the data we receive to better improve the website performance, information, and data that we provide and develop for website visitors.