Privacy Policy

The Owner of this website (the “Author”) intends to make their website (the “Website”) accessible to the general public.

The Author believes that privacy is important to the success and use of the Internet. This statement sets forth the Privacy Policy for the Website and describes what information is collected, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

Summary

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:

  1. The Internet domain from which you access the Website;
  2. The IP address from which you access the Website;
  3. The type of browser used to access the Website;
  4. The operating system used to access the Website;
  5. The date and time you access the Website;
  6. The URLs of the pages you visit; and
  7. 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?

The Author does not willfully provide the personal information of users to third parties unless they disclose their intention to do so prior to asking users to provide such information. The Author reserves the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Website without your prior consent if the Author has a good faith belief such action is necessary to: 1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; 2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Author; 3) enforce the Privacy Policy; or 4) to protect the interests of the Website’s users.

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?

Service Providers

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.

Business Transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event, or in the event of the Author’s death and distribution of assets including the Website. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

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

From time to time, we may change this privacy policy to accommodate new technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements, or for other purposes. We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. Notice may be by email to you at the last email address you provided us, by posting notice of such changes on our sites and applications, or by other means, consistent with applicable law.

Cookie Policy

By continuing to browse or by clicking “Accept All Cookies,” you agree to first- and third-party cookies being stored on your device to enhance site functionality and help analyze site traffic.

Cookies are pieces of information that a website places on your device when you visit a website. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you directly to us, to another party on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. We may use cookies to bring together information we collect about you. You can choose to have your device 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. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your guest experience more efficient, and some of our services will not function properly. Please see the last section of this Cookies Policy for more information about how to manage or disable browser cookies.

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.

Statistics Cookies

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.

You can delete or manage performance cookies as instructed in the last section of this Cookie Policy.

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.

External Sites

The Author is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, the practices of the Website, or your dealings with the Website, please contact the Author.

Updated September 14, 2023.