Our Privacy Policy

GemmaMedia (Gemma) is committed to respecting and protecting the personal data of those who use our website.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and manage information we obtain from our website users. It tells what information we collect, both personally identifying information and anonymous information, and what we will and will not do with that information.

Our Policy is designed to reassure those who use our website that Gemma understands our obligation to meet privacy standards in handling information, and that we are committed to transparency and to upholding these standards in all our web activity.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. To keep up to date with current Policy, please check this page regularly. If we make any radical changes to this policy, we will inform users with a notification on the site and by email message.

This Policy applies to Gemma and governs all information collection and usage by us. It doesn’t govern the data practices of companies, organizations, affiliates or individuals that Gemma doesn’t manage or control, including those to which we may provide links or referrals on our website.

Data Collection
Users may visit the Gemma site anonymously as often as they like without providing any personally identifying information, such as name, address or email address. We do not collect personally identifying information except when users voluntarily provide it, and we protect the information we receive.

Website users voluntarily provide us with personal information when they subscribe through Gemma’s signup form, make use of our website contact form to communicate with us or personally request to be added to our email contact list.

Additionally, our website uses cookies (via Google Analytics) to automatically collect non-personal and anonymous metrics that pertain to user behavior and the functioning of our site, such as page views, time on page and page flow.

Data Storage
We may store data in the following ways:
• In paper files stored securely in our offices.
• In digital files held in our office systems and on secure cloud storage systems such as Dropbox.
• In security-enhanced software systems managed on Apple hardware or on webware provided by reputable third-party suppliers including Google, Instagram, Facebook, WordPress and Constant Contact.

Data Use
Gemma uses the data we collect to fulfil our legitimate goal of providing adult literacy books, young adult books, books of memoir and teaching materials to individuals, teachers, literacy programs and libraries. We also use it to connect with our community of literacy teachers, programs and providers.

We use the personal information voluntarily provided by users to respond to customer inquiries, fulfil book and teaching material orders and address any other requests for information or assistance.

We use the personal information collected through our email subscription form (Subscribe) to periodically send informational and promotional emails to those who have requested them.

We analyze the anonymous data collected through site cookies and use that information to help us understand how people are using our website. From it, we draw insights that help us tailor our website, publications and other services to better meet the needs of the literacy community we serve.

Our promise
If compelled by law to disclose any of the information we hold, we will do so.

If a user decides to submit his/her/their email address to us, we will not use his/her/their name or email address for non-relevant communication and will not sell, rent, barter or otherwise share his/her/their name, address or activity information with third parties.

If at any time any user wishes to have his/her/their personal information corrected or removed from our files, contact us and we will respond promptly to your request.