Privacy Policy


Data Protection Policy

Effective date: 06 July 2018

Your personal data

Goldenwest Editing (GWE) may collect and store personal data so that we can communicate with you, including name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address.

Since GWE often works with clients more than once, we will keep the contact details after we’ve worked with you. If at any time you want us to delete any of this data, please advise.

Agreement to work together

Proposed terms of GWE’s contract are set forth by email, based on the information provided by you. The contents of the email or formal contract will include editorial services needed, timeline for project, and a quoted price for the project. Adjustments can be made to the agreement until both parties have accepted the terms of agreement.

Safety of your work

All files are stored on a password-protected PC and backed up to a password-protected external drive. We also will use password-protected cloud storage and file-sharing applications like Dropbox and Google Docs to enable easy sharing of files between GWE and the specific client.

All original files shared with GWE remain the property of the client. Any versions of these files that GWE has modified under the scope of the agreement to work (rewrites, editing, formatting) remain the property of GWE until the agreed-upon payment has been made, at which time, ownership reverts to client. Edited versions of the files may be shared with you in the event there are queries that need to be answered but in no way does that constitute release of property until final payment is made. These files will never be shared with anyone else unless directed to do so by the client.

Any relevant written communication related to the agreement to work and the completed project(s) are stored on the same PC. Such information is kept in the event we will work together again. If, after a reasonable amount of time, for those clients that GWE no longer works with, projects and all relevant communications are eventually deleted.

For those contacts where we elect not to proceed, all relevant files from any discussions are deleted after a reasonable amount of time.


When paying for a service, for tax purposes, GWE will send you an invoice, which includes your name and address/email address. We are required to maintain the invoicing records for up to seven (7) years, as per IRS requirements.


GWE maintains a list of possible future clients that is used for the sole purpose of contacting for potential work. This information is not available outside GWE and will never be shared or sold.

GWE website

GWE’s website uses cookies. For more details, see GWE’s Cookie Policy. We do not collect personal details.
If you use GWE’s contact form on our website, any data you’ve chosen to include in your message is forwarded to and is then stored as described above.

GWE may link to other websites, which you have the option of going to. GWE has no control over any other websites or how they handle any data you provide to them.

Tracking & Cookies Data

This site uses cookies, which are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Generally, cookies will retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts (GWE does not use), and provide anonymous tracking data to third-party applications like Google Analytics. No personal information is recorded.

If you wish to disable cookies in your browser, consult the help section for your browser and follow their guidelines.

Privacy Policy

Effective date: 06 July 2018

Information collection and use

GWE collects different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of data collected

Personal Data

While using GWE’s website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

• Email address
• First name and last name
• Affiliation
• Phone number
• Address, City, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
• Cookies and Usage Data

Usage data

We may also collect information on how GWE is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of GWE that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Use of data

GWE uses the collected data for various purposes:

• To work with clients
• To provide and maintain GWE’s website
• To notify you about changes
• To provide client care and support
• To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve GWE
• To monitor usage of GWE
• To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer of data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

GWE will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of data

Legal Requirements

GWE may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

• Comply with a legal obligation
• Protect and defend the rights or property of GWE
• Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
• Protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
• Protect against legal liability

Security of data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to other sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data and wish to have it deleted, please contact us at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on GWE’s website. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

WordPress and Third Party Plugins

We do not list our third-party plugins for security reasons, if you wish the list of plugins, please email us directly, thank you.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at