We take your online privacy and security very seriously

Billing & Privacy Policies

We take your online privacy and security very seriously

Billing & Privacy Policies

by Christine Wetzler

Billing & Invoices

These billing and privacy policies were last modified on July 24, 2020.

Our website address is https://www.pietrylapr.com. Read this page fully for all of our billing and privacy policies. We bill time at an hourly rate of $150 (in 0.25 hour increments) and charge $0.50 per word for writing. At times, we bill a flat fee that is agreed to in advance. Our main service agreement is in place with all clients.

Non-billable time includes up to one (1) hour per month for status meetings, general timekeeping and billing-related paperwork as well as status e-mails. Time in excess of one (1) hour for status meetings is billed at $150.00 per hour (in 0.25 hour increments).  

We use Freshbooks to track time-spent and expenses. Freshbooks privacy and billing policy is located here: https://www.freshbooks.com/policies/privacy

We can bill you in either United States Dollars (USD) or Great Britain Pounds Sterling (GBP). Payments can be made by check, credit card or ACH. We use We Pay via Freshbooks to process payments and do not collect or save personal financial information. Invoices are sent on the 1st and the 15th each month for any time spent and are due immediately unless otherwise specified. Any out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses (travel, press release distributions costs, graphic design, etc.) will be estimated in advance and approved by the client. Expenses are detailed in your Freshbooks account and included on the corresponding monthly invoice unless arrangements have been made to have them billed to you directly.

By using this site, you consent to our privacy policy.

This site and Pietryla PR & Marketing are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. This website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it?

Contact forms

Pietryla PR collects information from you when you respond to a survey or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit the site anonymously.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Some of the plugins and website tools use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Please visit our entire cookie policy for the EU at this link

Please visit our entire cookie policy for the USA at this link

Please visit our entire cookie policy for the EU at this link

Please visit our entire cookie policy for Canada at this link

We use Complianz to stay compliant with changing privacy laws and offer opt-outs when needed. We take your choice to not accept cookies or tracking very seriously.

Embedded content from other websites

Content 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 links

Occasionally, we may include or offer third-party products or services on this website or within the contents of our written copy. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We can’t guarantee their privacy policies are as strict as ours. Therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we do seek to protect the integrity of the Pietryla PR website and welcome any feedback about these sites. Once we find out about a problem we’ll take care of it immediately.

What do we use your information for?

We never sell or share your contact information with anyone else (the same is true for our media contacts). Our information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. Any of the information collected from you may be used in one of the following ways: 

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website or blog content (We continually strive to improve the site’s offerings based on the information and feedback received from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us effectively respond to customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions (We create a user account for new clients on Freshbooks and WooCommerce once a project begins)
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic and individual/personal emails

How do we protect your data?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. We use a secure database server and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology as well as secure and proven payment processing platform, WooCommerce powered by Chase Merchant Services (in the US). All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to those systems. Anyone coming in contact with contact information or credit card information is legally required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, you have the option to fully delete your private credit card information from Pietryla PR or any secure third-party servers.


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact Christine Pietryla Wetzler directly at christine@pietrylapr.com or at either of the numbers listed on our CONTACT page.