What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
-When registering for our mailing list, you will be asked to enter your email address. You may also include a name, but that information is optional.
-If joining the ARC list, you’ll be asked for a link to the website where you post your reviews.
-Comments you choose to make on blog posts, as well as the IP address of people leaving those comments.
How do we use your information?
We use the email addresses we collect when you opt in to the mailing list to send periodic emails regarding book releases, sales, and available free fiction.
How do we protect your information?
We only provide information and media.
We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning, and the site is secured.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer 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. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not ever sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
Unsubscribing or leaving the list:
Your information will be retained on the mailing list until you choose to unsubscribe or alter that information, which you can do at will, at any time.
You can unsubscribe or change your information at any time via the link at the bottom of the emails. If you request to be removed from the mailing list, your information will be deleted, and you will not be contacted again.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not market to children under the age of 18 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email within 48 hours.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the address of our business.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance. We use mailchimp, and their anti-spam policy is here.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at email@example.com.
Alternately, follow the instructions at the bottom of any sent email, and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.
If you wish any comment you have made on the blog to be removed, you may either remove it yourself, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that it be removed. We will remove any comments at the request of the commenter.
IP addresses stored in relation to comments on the blog will be deleted along with those comments, when deletion is requested.
Last Edited on 2018-05-03