I take your privacy very seriously. The purpose of this website is for me, Rebecca Hunter, to connect with my readers. On this website, I blog about books I read, share news, provide information about books and articles I write, and post other, author-related information.
Wix, my website provider, collects general data about, for example, how many visits each web page gets per month. To the best of my knowledge, this data is anonymous.
You also have the option of signing up for my newsletter to receive emails from me about once per month. Only your email address and no other personal information is required for sign-up. The data is stored by the email service providers MailChimp or MadMimi, both of which use various protective measures to keep the stored data private. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from my mailing list, please let me know and I will immediately delete your data.
For more details, please refer to the privacy Q&A below:
What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog, website or Facebook page?
When signing up for my newsletter, I collect your email address and name to send you email news related to my books.
When do I collect information?
I collect information from you when you fill out the opt-in form on my site or on my Facebook page.
How do I use your information?
I use the information we collect from you when you sign up for my newsletter to share news about my books or other writing, ask you to respond to a survey, advertise a sale or giveaway.
How do I protect your information?
Your information is stored with the third-party mail service providers MailChimp or MadMimi which are scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your information as safe as possible.
These services use regular Malware Scanning. The services implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All email communications are through these providers or directly through my gmail account.
Do I use 'cookies'?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
I include or offer third-party products or services on our website (such as links to buy my books on Amazon). These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites, and the links are not endorsements of these sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
I, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) to understand readership, used only to improve newsletter and books.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
Users can visit my site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing me
How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?
I honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
I will notify you via email within 7 days of when I learn about the breach
I will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 days of when I learn about the breach
I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at rebeccahunterwriter (@) gmail.com and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
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