Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The No B.S. Spiritual Book Club Privacy Policy—2019-2022

The No B.S. Spiritual Book Club and Sandie Sedgbeer are committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of all of our subscribers and visitors to and (“Our Sites”) regardless of where in the world they live, and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law and the GDPR.

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new data protection law in the EU, which came into force on May 25th 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to give citizens of the EU control over their personal data and change the approach of organizations across the world towards data privacy. The GDPR provides much stronger rules than existing laws and is much more restrictive than the “EU cookie law.” For instance, users must confirm that their data can be collected, there must a clear privacy policy showing what data is going to be stored, how it is going to be used, and provide the user a right to withdraw the consent to the use of personal data (consequently deleting the data), if required.

The GDPR applies to data collected about EU citizens from anywhere in the world. As a consequence, a website with any EU visitors or customers like Our Site must comply with the GDPR, which means virtually all businesses that want to sell products or services to the European market. This policy describes the ways that personally identifiable and anonymous information about you is gathered, our information sharing practices, and how you may request changes to the way this information is shared. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by OurSite when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site/s. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site/s are set out below; and
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;


Information About Us
Our Site is operated by Sandie Sedgbeer. Our address is: 11 Mill Road, Henham, Bishops Stortford, CM22 6AD, UK.

 What Does This Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as “any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.” Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

 What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the email address sandie.creativemediaservices @

The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the email address above.
The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the email address above.
The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the email address above.

What Data Do We Collect?
Depending upon your use of Our Site, we may at some point in the future, collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see the section on our use of Cookies and similar technologies):

Email address
Business name
Payment information
Information about your preferences and interests
IP address
Web browser type and version
Operating system
A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to.

 How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:

Providing and managing your Account
Providing and managing your access to Our Site
Personalizing and tailoring your experience on Our Site
Supplying our products and services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you
Personalizing and tailoring our products and services for you
Supplying you with information by email and post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by email to sandie.creativemediaservices @ or sandiesedg @ or by clicking unsubscribe on any of our emails
Analyzing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information, news, and offers on our products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

Third Parties (such as Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AWeber, Instagram, Google Analytics, ActiveCampaign, etc.,) whose content/links appear on Our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.

 How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

 How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR as follows.

Where we transfer your data to a third party based in the US, this may be protected if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This requires that third party to provide data protection to standards similar to those in Europe. More information is available from the European Commission.

Please contact us using the details below in Part 15 for further information about the particular data protection mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data to a third country.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

You acknowledge that the Internet is not a completely secure medium for communication and, accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us (or we send to you) via the Internet. We are not responsible for any damages which you, or others, may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.

 Do You Share My Personal Data?

We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply certain products and services. These may include payment processing, delivery, and marketing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.

PayPal for payment processing
AWeber for our Newsletter and Communications
Gmail for communication

If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law. If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above. In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

 How Can I Control My Personal Data?
In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out above, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and at the point of providing your details).

If you are located in the UK, you may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you from receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receive.

Can I Withhold Information?
You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to receive our newsletter updates  you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data. You may also restrict our Cookies. See the section entitled “cookies” below for more information.

 How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data, we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request.” All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses provided. There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive” (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

We will respond to your subject access request within three weeks and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

How Do You Use Cookies?
Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site/s and to provide and improve our products and services. By using Our Site/s you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third-party Cookies are used on Our Site/s for marketing. In addition, Our Site/s uses analytics services provided by Google, which also use Cookies. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyze usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use Our Site.

 How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Sandie Sedgbeer)

Email address: sandie.creativemediaservices @  |  sandiesedg @ Postal Address: 11 Mill Road, Henham, Bishops Stortford, CM22 6AD and in the USA via P.O. Box 2511, San Marcos, CA 92079, USA.

 Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

Your Personally-Identifying Information
We collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to us, such as when you register for our Newsletter, Webinar, or Video Interview Series, or purchase a product or subscription from our online store, or otherwise communicate with us.

Information You Volunteer and How it Is Displayed to Others Online
Subscribing to our Newsletter is free, as is access to our pages.  Payment may be required at some point in the future for certain Events, Videos, Webinars, or Courses, at which time you may also be required to create a user account.

Your Personal Information is Totally Secure
Our current policy is to never make email and postal lists of our customers available on a rental basis to any third party, and we have no plans to do so in the foreseeable future.

 Anonymous Information We Collect
As you probably know, “cookies” are small pieces of information that many websites store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. Websites often place cookies on your browser to identify return users. Like many other websites, we use cookies to improve your experience with our online content. Beyond this, Inspired Parenting only uses cookies to track page visits for statistical purposes. They don’t tell us who you are. We do not use cookies to deliver information that you have not specifically requested from us. Cookies stored on your hard drive by this website are not accessible to other sites.

You need not have cookies turned on to visit The No B.S. Spiritual Book Club, but cookies may be required at some point in the future in order for you to access information that may be made available to subscribers only. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis.

In the event you are required to create an account, your password will ensure that your subscription membership will remain private.

At some point in the future, we may use PayPal to collect payments for specific services.  PayPal is a secure method of payment which automatically encrypts your data in the transmission process.

 Changing Your Privacy Options
Update Your Newsletter Subscription
You can opt-in and opt-out of our No B.S. Newsletter at any time by hitting the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of each Newsletter or Postcard. Changes are usually immediate.

If you have any questions on our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at the email address provided above.

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