Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Who we are

Winning English is a service of Poorman Media Co., a corporation registered in the state of Illinois in the United States of America. Our website address is https://atomic-temporary-184256293.wpcomstaging.com.

Terms of Service

Winning English is an email newsletter and podcast focused on English language learning. It is completely the product of Poorman Media Co., which retains all rights of publication.

Subscribers of Winning English agree to help protect Poorman Media Co. copyrights by not sharing the subscriber-only Winning English email newsletters and podcasts. If a subscriber is found to be sharing subscriber-only Winning English posts, a subscription can be terminated without any refund. Some posts are made public and may be freely shared. In fact, I hope it like it well enough that you want to tell all of your friends about it.

Basically I mean, share, but please, be cool about it.

This website is hosted on WordPress.com. The email newsletter and podcast are hosted on Substack.com. WooCommerce and Stripe are used for payments. Each of those companies has its own Terms of Service which might also apply to customers of Poorman Media Co. and Winning English.

Collection and use of personal data

How we will use personal data

No data that are collected will be used for any purpose except to allow for Winning English subscriptions and their distribution and to evaluate and improve Winning English.

I won’t sell you out to anyone. I don’t like people doing it to me, so I won’t do it to you.


Poorman Media Co. and Winning English endeavor to collect the least amount of information as necessary to make subscriptions possible. At a minimum, that will include an email address and the details of a form of payment.

Contact forms

Poorman Media Co. and Winning English will use the data collected in contact forms only for communication and the facilitation of subscriptions and payments.


When visitors leave comments on this site, WordPress collects 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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, we 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.

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.

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 we send your data

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

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