Those selecting to subscribe to my readers’ community (“subscribers”) – the select group of my readers who are able access free book downloads, special promotions, giveaways and ‘sneak peaks’ – then the only data that those individuals ever give to me is their name and email address (their “personal data”). My promise to subscribers is that I never intend – ever– to grant permission to any third party to use such personal data in any way other than to allow me to communicate more effectively by email and electronic means directly with subscribers. Subscribers can always opt-out of my subscriber list at any time of their choosing.
For certain specific actions and services, I use third-party service providers to help make the process of interacting with subscribers more efficient. I thus need to disclose subscribers’ personal data to a small group of third-party service providers, for the sole specific purpose of allowing me to provide subscribers with what they would like from the giveaways and promotions on offer to them. The identity of specific third-party providers may change from time to time; however, my purpose and method in using them will not.
My website is managed for me by the third-party provider, Wix. People who visit my website (“visitors”) who don’t choose to become subscribers are, to all intents and purposes, anonymous. However, in common with nearly every webpage on the internet, embedded in the web page code structures created both by Wix and myself will be tools and tracking devices that enable them – and other third party analytic programmes such as Google Analytics – to learn more about each visitor and the pages they visit. To do this, they deploy cookies (small text files that get stored in your browser) and similar tools. All visitors to my website are assumed to consent to the use of such cookies and tracking tools since they have the choice to opt out by changing the settings in their web browser. My website will, from time to time, have a variety of links to (and from) third party websites. Visitors should be aware that these websites will have their own privacy policies and security practices and I do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
Finally, and for the avoidance of doubt, although the internet is widely – and regularly – used for the transmission of various types of personal data, it is never completely secure. I will try my very best to maintain the security of your personal data once given to me by subscribers, but this is not something I can guarantee. Subscribers are deemed to understand, by virtue of their consent given when they subscribe, that I accept no liability for any loss or damage arising. Any personal data sent over the internet is at subscribers’ own risk.