Of cookies and data
Last updated: 16 April 2018
Personal information is used only for providing and improving the services on my website. By using my website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Communications, information collection, and use
While using my website, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name and email address. However, in general, your name and contact information is not collected unless you want to contact me. If you do so, I may use this information to respond to your communication, but your personal information will never be shared with any third parties for any reason unless required by law.
If you purchase my novel, or any other media, promoted on this website, you will do so through a third party, such as Amazon or an online book store. These third party vendors will collect your personal and payment information, but do not share your financial or contact information with me. These third party vendors are responsible for keeping your information private and secure according to their individual privacy policies, which should be available on their respective website.
Like many modern websites, information (log data) is collected that your browser sends whenever you visit my website. This log data may include information such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of my website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, third party services may be used, such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this log data.
The data used by my website are not associated with your name, but reports anonymous information such as page use and geographic location, gender, and age of visitors if available.
Cookies are files which contain a small amount of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, cookies are used to collect or store information such as keeping you logged into a website as you go page to page. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of my website.
All connections between you and my website are encrypted using secure sockets layer (SSL) technology, which means data passed back and forth between my website’ server and your browser remains private.
While the security of your personal information is important to me, remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.