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Privacy Policy

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How we use your personal information

If you register for a course or program, subscribe to our mailing list, or submit a “contact us” form, we may ask for your name, email address, street address, phone number and/or information on your writing experience or how you located One Lit Place. This information is used by One Lit Place exclusively so we may optimize your experience and improve our site, customer service, and services we offer. Your information is not shared with any other party or organization.

By choosing to add your email address to the email list, you are agreeing that you would like to receive announcements or information. You may unsubscribe from receiving future emails at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may email us at to request we remove your email address from our mailing list.

By joining the Writers Lounge on Facebook, a private moderated group, you agree and acknowledge that your profile and all information, content, and posts will be visible to all members of the closed group. All activity on the One Lit Place Facebook business page or in the One Lit Place closed group will be governed by the Facebook Terms of Service. We encourage you to use caution when revealing personal information, and you acknowledge that you are responsible for any loss of privacy or other harm resulting from your voluntary disclosure of personally identifying information.

Your Payment Information

All billing and payment processing is submitted directly through Paypal or Stripe, or through your banking website. One Lit Place is not affiliated with PayPal or Stripe and does not share information or receive information from Paypal or Stripe and has no affiliation with any bank.

The One Lit Place website’s network and server employ security measures to protect the server and network integrity. The application is protected from malware and is scanned regularly for potential vulnerabilities, which are removed immediately if found. Despite such security measures, you acknowledge that a breach may still occur. You take responsibility for the possible loss or appropriation of any information you post.


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 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 visit our login page, the site 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.

Our site uses Google Analytics, a tool that identifies statistical non-personally identifiable data regarding site traffic, site interaction, and IP address locations. This information enables us to more finely tailor the site to our key users and provide a better user experience.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third party products or services may be included or offered on our Website. Our site may also contain links to other sites. Any third party products or services offered or included on our Website or linked to are not affiliated with One Lit Place and have separate and independent privacy policies. You are advised to read the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service of these sites as we hold no responsibility or liability for their content and activities.

Whom we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless such information is necessary for trusted third parties who agree to keep this information confidential to assist us in operating our Website and conducting our business.

We do not use third party advertisers or affiliate links on our site.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection: we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13. Any person who provides personal information through the Website represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that personal information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the Website, we will take appropriate action to delete this information. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has transferred personal information to the Website, please contact One Lit Place ( to have that child’s account terminated. Any child under 13 years of age who wishes to take part in any course, seminar, or service of the Website must be enrolled by a parent or guardian by special permission of the administration of One Lit Place.

Acceptable disclosure of personally identifiable information: One Lit Place may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

This version of the policy was created and implemented on May 12, 2016. The most recent update was on April 29, 2023. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted here. Please check this page regularly for any updates.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us here:

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