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Privacy Policy

I am a registered LLC operating as House of Afrodite, LLC. I offer proofreading, copyediting, and manuscript assessment services to female entrepreneurs and independent adult romance authors.

This policy describes how I protect and make use of the information you give me.

If you are asked to provide information, it will only be used in ways stated in this policy.


This privacy policy was last updated on 29 August 2022.


Why do I collect data from you?

I gather and use certain information about you in order to:

  • respond to your requests for information (e.g., my availability or a quote for editorial services)

  • allow you to register for a special offer

  • allow me to contact you while an editing project is ongoing

  • allow access to course and book content

  • enable certain functions on this website

  • better understand how visitors use this website


What information do I collect from you?


I collect the following minimal information:

    Full name

    Pen name (if applicable)

    Email address

    Phone number

    Email address

    Company name

    Company website

    Author website

  • information pertinent to your inquiry (e.g. word count, nature of project, whether you're an author or a fempreneur)

  • I use Google Analytics to help me understand how visitors use my site. The program places a cookie on your computer to monitor the pages you visit and the links you follow (if your computer allows cookies to be placed).


How do I use this data?


The data I collect is used as follows: ​

  • For my internal accounting processes (e.g. so I can invoice you) and so that I am compliant with my tax authority should it request an audit.

  • To contact you in response to your inquiry, order, quote, special offer or booking.

  • To give you access to the Client Portal.


I will never use this data for marketing or promotion purposes without getting your permission in writing first (for example, to publish your testimonial on my website), or unless you have signed up to be notified about a specific offer.


How do I use cookies?


A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables my website to identify your computer as you view different pages on my website.

The only way in which I use cookies is for web analytics, specifically:​


    Google Analytics - ​To read Google's privacy statement, and how after 25 May you can request that I remove your information from my analytics data, see Google’s data privacy policies and approach and its data processing terms


Cookies do not provide me with access to your computer or any information about you other than that which you elect to share with me.

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how my website uses cookies. If you do not want my website to store cookies on your computer or device, you can amend your settings. Please note that this may affect how my website functions, and some pages may become unavailable to you.


How do I collect your personal data?

I collect and store minimal information via the following forms:

    Contact form (via Honeybook)

    Newsletter signup (via GetResponse)

    Client Intake and Author Intake Questionnaires (via Honeybook)


I will never lease, distribute or sell your information to third parties unless you give me written permission to do so, or I am required to do so by law.


You can ask me to remove your data from Honeybook or GetResponse at any time.


How do I store your personal data?


The information I collect is stored on the following data servers:


Wix. This is my website host. It is password-protected and has SS-certification (https) to provide an additional layer of security. You can access Wix's privacy policy HERE.


Hightail. This is my cloud-based file management system accessed via my password-protected computer. My Hightail account is protected by a two-step password-authentication process. You can access Hightail's privacy policy HERE.


Stripe. This is a password-protected online payment service I use to when you pay for my services. See next section for Stripe Privacy Policy.


Honeybook. This is the password-protected server I use to communicate via email (through the Client Portal), send quotes, contracts and invoices. You can access Honeybook’s privacy policy HERE.


GetResponse. This is my cloud-based email management software system accessed via my password protected computer. You can access GetResponse's privacy policy HERE.



Data Servers in the United States


GetResponse's servers are based in the US. Their terms of service are available HERE

All Stripe transactions are subject to the Stripe Privacy Policy.  Your data will be used for accounting purposes only and will never be divulged to third parties.



How long do I keep your data for?

Due to regular clientele, I do not delete data unless specifically requested to do so.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires me to keep records for 'at least 3 years’. 

Please ask if you want me to delete or amend your records. As long as I'm complying with IRS’s legal requirements, I'll action your request immediately.

With whom is your data shared?

No one, unless you request that I do so in writing, or the IRS elects to audit my business.


Contact me

If you have any questions or requests for modification or removal of your data, you are welcome to email me at or write to me at Celise Downs, 5045 W. Baseline Rd. #A105-305| Laveen, AZ 85339

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