COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
I only collect names and email addresses for the sole purpose of informing readers of new releases, sales, and updates about my writing. This personal data is kept secure and is not shared with anyone. You are under no obligation to provide me with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you being informed about my latest books, sales, and giveaways.
Information on WordPress servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys may be collected by third-party companies, such as Rafflecopter and GoodReads. Those sites have their own privacy policies.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Having accurate information about you permits me to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, I may use information collected about you via the Site to:
- Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.
- Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
- Create and manage your account, should this site decide to use accounts in the future.
- Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and promotions, and other information regarding our website and mobile application to you.
- Email you regarding your mailing list account.
- Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.
- Notify you of updates to the Site.
- Notify you of new book releases.
- Perform other business activities as needed.
- Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site.
- Send you a newsletter.
This Site does not currently use all of the above listed practices but I reserve the right to do so in the future, should I decide to.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Your information will never be shared, unless you specifically ask for it to be (ex. commenting on a blog post).
When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.
I am not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and I have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
Cookies and Web Beacons
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
I use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While I take reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to me, please be aware that despite my efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, I cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by-
- Using the link provided in the newsletter footer.
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) I disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account, should this site decide to use accounts, and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Author Jessica White, will receive an affiliate commission. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission‘s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”