This policy is written to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and is in place primarily for folks from the EU who visit my site. For those who don't know, the GDPR requires that we be more transparent online as to what information we collect from people who visit our sites.
Things are very simple here.
What and Why
(information and how I use it)
The type of information captured at this site and through Google Analytics includes certain non-personally identifiable information, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac), your IP address, search terms that led you here, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
This information is used to help me understand the location of my core audience, what types of posts and articles are important to my readers, and how to better define the marketing strategy that I use for advertising my books.
If you post a comment to the blog or correspond with me through this website or blog, you will have to give me your email address. If you enter a contest and win a prize, I will need your mailing address to deliver the item to you. This information is used to correspond directly with you and for no other purpose.
You will NOT be automatically added to a subscriber list of any kind, either through email or direct mail. In regards to mailing addresses, once I have delivered the contest prize to you and you have confirmed receipt, I delete your information from my records.
Third Party Services
(because we all use them)
(not the kind you eat):
(one of those aforementioned third party services)
Since newsletter hosts are a third party service that collects your information, I think it's important that you know which mail service I am using so you can check their privacy policies.
You are free to unsubscribe at any time either through MailChimp, or by contacting me personally through my contact page.
(not the kind that live under bridges)
Everyone is expected to play nice here. In cases of harassment, you forfeit any right to anonymity. I will turn your information over to the proper authorities.
Changes to this Policy