THE SHORT VERSION
I care about your privacy. I hate SPAM. And I do not sell or share your information for 3rd parties to use to sell you stuff. The “trusted 3rd parties” mentioned below are companies that help me send out my newsletter (Mailchimp), or access page views and site traffic (Google Analytics), or provide links to my products (retailers like Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble), or review sites (like Goodreads).
THE LONG VERSION
The terms “I,” “me,” and “my” refers to the author/illustrator Kerry McQuaide. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site. The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to me that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.
INFORMATION I COLLECT
This Site only collects the personal information you voluntarily1 provide to me, which may include:
- email address
- first name
- last name
- the type of ebook reading device you prefer
I COLLECT EMAIL ADDRESSES – WHEN ENTERED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION FORM- IN ORDER TO SUBSCRIBE VISITORS TO MY NEWSLETTER. The information you provide is used to process transactions, send periodic emails, and improve the service I provide. I do share your information with trusted third parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
ACTIVITY I may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. I use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. I also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
COOKIES I may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of my service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. I may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.
SECURITY I maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While I make every effort to protect your personal information shared with me through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with me through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that I am not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release me from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Updated: December 2015