Privacy policy

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), here is my privacy notice. This sets out how I process and store any data you share with me, including the third-party websites that store this data.

 

I only ask for the minimum in terms of data for you to sign up to my website or newsletter, which is maintained for the purpose of informing interested parties about writing news and new books. Most of the information is also available via Facebook or Twitter.

 

The information you are required to provide is an email address, which is held by my website host, Wix. That is all it is used for. I don’t store it myself or process it beyond occasionally consulting my stats, which are behind a login process on Wix.

 

Website

  • This website is hosted by Wix, and you can read their privacy policy here: https://www.wix.com/about/privacy. Information about their cookie policy is here: https://support.wix.com/en/article/cookies-and-your-wix-site

  • I do not use any plug-ins on this site.

  • If you comment on my blog posts, the data is held by my Wix.com website and is visible to visitors. If someone shares the page or blog post via social media, your comments will be shared with it, at the bottom of the page.

  • If you use the contact form to get in touch with me, the data you share, including your email address, will be shared with my email provider, Googlemail. Your email address will remain stored within my email account, and will not be shared with anyone.

  • Any other data that Wix collects about you is held by Wix and only available to me in an anonymised form, for example as visitor stats.

 

Mailing list

If you sign up to my mailing list, you may from time to time receive information from me about books, events or promotions. Your data (in the form of your email address) will be shared with my newsletter provider, Googlemail. You can read their privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/update#intro

 

If you sign up for my mailing list, I will not share your email with anyone else. I receive an email notification when people subscribe to my list, which I delete, and your information is then held solely in Wix. I do not process your data in any other way, or use your email address for any other purpose.

 

Further information

For any of the following queries, please get in touch using my contact form or the alternatives given at the end.

 

  • The right to access: if you wish to know more about, or to see a copy of, the personal data I hold on you, you can. Just contact me and we’ll take it from there.

  • The right to correct: if you think some of the information I hold is incorrect, you can ask for it to be amended.

  • The right to erasure: if you want me to erase the personal data I hold on you, I probably can. You can always unsubscribe from my website/blog. If you require something more than that, contact me. NB I may not be able to erase your personal data if it would contravene the law. NB2 I have no idea when this would be the case, but it’s possible, I suppose.

  • The right to restriction of processing: if you want me to stop processing your data, I probably can. In the meantime, I am still allowed to store your personal data. NB as I don’t process your data and third parties do, I’m not sure how this would apply but apparently I have to include this. You can unsubscribe from my blog at any time.

  • The right to data portability: apparently you can ask me to transport any personal data you have supplied to me to a new provider. I can’t think of any time when this would apply.

  • The right to object: you have the right to object to me processing your personal data for several reasons, and if you do so and your reason is valid, I am required to stop.

  • The right to complain: if you live in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information, you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

  • If I become aware of a data breach via any of the third-party sites I use – Wix, Googlemail – I will notify you as soon as I can (the GDPR standard is within 72 hours). It hasn’t happened yet, fingers crossed.

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please get in touch via my contact form. Alternatively, you can send me a message via my Facebook page or my Twitter account  

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