PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

May 12, 2018

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using my website or blog site, or signing up for my newsletter. By accessing or using any part of these site(s) or services, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, conditions and policies referenced herein. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access my website or blog, or use any services provided by them, nor are you permitted to sign up for my newsletter or any contest or special offer featured in or on my website, blog site, or newsletter.

My website, blog site, and newsletter are intended to provide you with information about me, my books, events, personal appearances, and hyperlinks to third parties where books can be purchased.

This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about what personally identifiable information my website, blog site, and newsletter collect and what may be done with that personal information.

You are not required to submit any personal information to use my website or blog site. However, the server for my website and blog may collect data about your visit, your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system, geographic location, referral source, pages visited, and other “analytics” data. I do not currently review that data but may choose to do so in the future to understand how the website and blog are used. I do not provide that data to any third parties. It may become necessary to disclose personally identifiable information in response to a legal process such as a court order or a subpoena. I do not track users after they visit.

To limit information given to third parties collected through the use of cookies, you can change your computer settings to decline the use of cookies. You can learn more about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ .  For information on opting out of having your information used by third party network advertisers, go to Network Advertising Initiative. I am not responsible for the policies and practices of either site.

At your election, you may provide your email address to subscribe to my blog and/or receive my newsletter, or to receive requested emails. Public comments are no longer allowed on my personal blog.

You may unsubscribe from my mailing list at any time by visiting MailChimp directly or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my newsletters. You may unfollow my blog in the Manage Blog Settings of your Dashboard.

Please do not disclose to me the personal information of any other person without that person’s consent.

This site is directed to adults and not directed to children under the age of 18. I ask that minors under the age of 13 do not submit any personal information. This site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.

My website, blog, and newsletter include hyperlinks to other websites. I have no control over and am not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites and blogs.

I do participate in the Amazon Affiliates program and may receive monetary compensation if you to choose to make purchases after following a hyperlink from my website, blog, or newsletter to Amazon.

I am not responsible for any practices, policies, or purchases made while visiting Amazon’s site.

You may copy and quote from my website, blog, and newsletter, so long as you provide attribution to me and a link back to my site/newsletter.

I may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated version on my website and blog. It is your responsibility to view the updated policies by visiting my site frequently.

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