Welcome to The Sapphic Quill, where your privacy is as important to me, Jae, as providing sapphic fiction authors with a comprehensive platform that offers valuable insights into cross-promotion opportunities, effective marketing strategies, and genre-specific topics!
As the owner of the Sapphic Quill, based in Germany, I take privacy very seriously and am committed to protecting your personal information.
This statement governs my privacy policies with respect to all visitors of the website.
Responsible for this website
What personal information I collect
At The Sapphic Quill, I don’t collect any personally identifiable information from my visitors unless you explicitly give them to me!
Personally identifiable information
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
I respect your privacy and don’t use any tracking cookies or other tools that could identify you or track your activities on my website.
Instances where you give me personally identifiable information would be, for example:
- when you leave a comment on my blog and type in your email address and your name (Your email address won’t be visible to any blog visitors, just to me)
- when you send me an email
Non-personally identifiable information
refers to data that cannot be used on its own to trace or identify a person. Examples include but are not limited to, your partially or fully masked IP address or which pages you visit on my website.
I only use the non-personally identifiable information I collect to analyze how visitors use my website and improve my content. I don’t share this information with anyone else.
What personal information does the hoster collect
The Sapphic Quill is hosted by
Phone: 040 605 900 399
When visiting my website, anonymized data on your website visit (see below) are stored on servers managed by webgo.
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact their data protection officer
S-CON GmbH & Co. KG,
As mentioned above, I do not log any personally identifiable visitor information myself. However, the following information on website visitors is logged automatically by my hosting provider and stored on my server:
- name of the requested file (e.g. page, image, pdf),
- date and time of the request,
- transferred data size,
- status code of the request,
- visitor’s operating system,
- browser (user agent),
- the referring website
- masked IP address of the visitor
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, I require an e-mail address from you. Further data is not collected unless you provide it on a voluntary basis. For the handling of the newsletter, I use the newsletter service provider, which is described below.
This website uses MailerLite to send newsletters. The provider is UAB “MailerLite”, J. Basanaviciaus 15, LT-03108 Vilnius, Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as MailerLite).
MailerLite is a service that, among other things, can be used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you enter to subscribe to the newsletter is stored on MailerLite’s servers.
If you do not want MailerLite to analyze your data, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, I provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message.
Data analysis by MailerLite
MailerLite enables me to analyze my newsletter campaigns. For example, I can see whether a newsletter message was opened and which links were clicked on, if any. In this way I can determine which links were clicked on particularly often and what topics are of interest to my subscribers.
Detailed information on the functions of MailerLite can be found here.
Data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time for the future.
The data you provide me with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by me or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose has ceased to apply. I reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from my newsletter distribution list at my own discretion within the scope of my legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. This does not affect data stored by me for other purposes.
After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by me or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if such action is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and my interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). There is no time limit on storage in the blacklist. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh my legitimate interest.
I have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of my website visitors only based on my instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
At The Sapphic Quill, I may link to third-party websites, which have their own privacy policies. I’m not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites, so I encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any personal information.
How do I protect your information?
- I use malware scanning regularly.
- Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
- I take all necessary measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
- I regularly update my security software to ensure the safety of my website.
- SSL or TLS encryption: for security reasons, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to me cannot be read by third parties.
Last updated: July 2023