The Owner of this website (the "Author") intends to make their website (the "Website") accessible to the general public. The Website is published on the Authors Guild's Sitebuilder platform for authors, which takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, the users' information will be protected both online and off-line, using commercially reasonable precautions.
The general public will have access to certain pages contained on the Website that contain general information about the Author. The Website only collects personal information if a user signs up to receive the Author's newsletter. In the event a user does sign up to receive the Author's newsletter, the user's personal information is stored securely on the Website's host server and is not shared with any third parties.
What Personal Information Is Gathered
In order to provide users with the information they want, the Author gathers the following information:
Information Users Give
The Author uses contact and other information you provide (such as name, physical address, billing address, email address, telephone number) to keep in contact with you and provide you with news and other information about the Author and the Author's works.
Automatically Collected Information
The Author may also automatically gather information including:
- The Internet domain from which you access the Website;
- The IP address from which you access the Website;
- The type of browser used to access the Website;
- The operating system used to access the Website;
- The date and time you access the Website;
- The URLs of the pages you visit; and
- If you visited the Website from a third-party site, the URL of that third-party site.
This information is only used to help the Author make the Website more useful to the general public. With this data, the Author learns about the number of visitors to the Website, the information that visitors are most interested in, and the types of technology visitors use.
When Do We Share Personal Information?
You have the right to request access to personal information held about you to confirm its accuracy, to ask for it to be corrected, or to transfer your information to another service provider. If you are an EU resident or if your state or local laws give you the right to delete your personal information, please follow the procedure set out below.
With Whom Do We Share Personal Information?
The Author may share your personal information with companies (including affiliates) that perform services on their behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. The Author's service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information shared with them and to use it only to provide specific services on the Author's behalf.
Government and Legal Disclosures
The Author may disclose the personal information collected through the Website, when they, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce agreements that govern your use of the Website; or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Author, users, or others.
Use of the Website by Minors
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act requires that we not knowingly collect or share personal information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian. If you are aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information without such consent, please contact us at the address below so that we can delete such information.
Withdrawal of Consent
If you are a resident of the EU, you may withdraw your consent to the Author's retaining of your personal information at any time by emailing the Author and requesting that specified personal information be removed.
Changes to This Privacy Notice
What Type of Cookies Are Used?
The Author may place statistics cookies on your device. The information collected using statistics cookies is only used to improve website experience or for other statistics-gathering purposes.
The Author may use statistics cookies to generate aggregated, anonymous information about how you and other users use this website and its features. For instance, statistics cookies collect information about which pages on the Website you visit most often, if you open or read email communications, and if you receive any error messages. The information collected may be used to improve users' online experience generally or to collate statistics. Statistics cookies do not collect information that identifies you personally.
Marketing or Advertising Cookies
The Author does not install cookies for purposes of marketing or advertising.
Disabling/Enabling Cookies via Your Browser
There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting cookies from the websites you visit. You should be aware that you may not be able to use all interactive features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.
If you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences.
You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.
If you are not using any of the above-listed browsers, then you should select "cookies" in the "help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder. You should also be aware that disabling cookies does not disable other types of analytics products which we may use to collect generic information about how you and other visitors use our website.
Do Not Track Signals
The Website does not respond to the "Do Not Track" signal that may be activated on your browser. There is no uniform or consistent standard or definition for responding to, processing, or communicating Do Not Track signals.
Any personal information you provide including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any third party entities or individuals except as noted above.
Remember the Risks Whenever You Use the Internet
While the Author does their best to protect your personal information, the Author cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other internet sites or services that may be accessible through the Website have separate data and privacy practices independent of the Author, and therefore the Author disclaims any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.
Updated September 14, 2023.