Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is Lisa Cooper Ellison’s priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to,, and and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to include and

Who We Are
Lisa Cooper Ellison Consulting and Media, LLC is a limited liability company owned by Lisa Cooper Ellison, a writer, editor, and writing coach. Lisa’s mission is to help writers harness the power of their personal stories through introspection, self-care, and careful revision. Lisa Cooper Ellison’s official website is The website is used for promoting Lisa Cooper Ellison’s work as a writer, editor, and writing coach, her mission, programs, and community. By using the website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on the Site, may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
– First and Last Name
– Mailing Address
– E-mail Address
– Phone Number
– Website

If you purchase products and services through this website, Lisa Cooper Ellison collects billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through’s comments fields or message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Lisa Cooper Ellison does not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to her. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to her when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) sending her an email message; (b) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing classes, workshops, products, and services on her Site. Lisa Cooper Ellison uses your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to said events, services, and/or products you have requested from her. She also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information
The website collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. Lisa Cooper Ellison may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
Lisa Cooper Ellison does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. She may share data with trusted partners to promote specific events and service offerings, help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Lisa Cooper Ellison may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior
Lisa Cooper Ellison may keep track of the websites and pages her users visit within in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to improve the website and user experience.

Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.

 Use of Cookies
The website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages on the website, or register with Lisa Cooper Ellison’s site or services, a cookie helps the website recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the service provided by the website.

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.

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.

Web Links
This website contains links to other Sites. Please be aware that Lisa Cooper Ellison is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other Sites. She encourages users to be aware when they leave her Site and to read the privacy statements of any other Site that collects personally identifiable information.

Children Under Thirteen
Lisa Cooper Ellison does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications
If you elect to sign up for Lisa Cooper Ellison’s newsletter, she may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve her Services, she may receive a notification when you open an email from Lisa Cooper Ellison or click on a link therein. If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Lisa Cooper Ellison, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of said emails.

External Data Storage Sites
Lisa Cooper Ellison may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom she has contracted.

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.

Changes to this Statement
Lisa Cooper Ellison reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. She will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on the Site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information
Lisa Cooper Ellison welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe she has not adhered to this Statement, please contact her at:
Lisa Cooper Ellison Consulting and Media, LLC
1450 Terrace Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Email Address:

Telephone number:

Effective as of May 25, 2018

Updated on May 3, 2022

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