I will not ask for personal information unless I truly need it (for example, to send requested information or contact contest winners.) Nor will I retain your information without your explicit permission nor share it with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights and the rights of others.
I may collect your data, upon your consent, for my newsletter mailing lists, in order to send you marketing updates and other information related to my books or book-related deals. I may also retain your data if you sign up for notifications of new posts on one of my websites (including but not limited to http://jessicadale.net, http://kassandralamb.com, http://darkardorpublications.com, http://misteriopress.com).
The data I hold will only include the name (or nickname) you gave when signing up for one of my mailing lists or websites, along with the email address you provided.
If you use a website contact form to reach me, your information will not be retained. Your name and email will never be added to any mailing list without your explicit consent. Your data will never be sold or given to third parties.
Your data will be stored electronically on the data processor of choice (currently Mailchimp) and will only be held for 5 years, after which you may need to resubscribe in order to continue to receive updates.
My website analytical programs may gather information about your usage of those websites (e.g., page views, button clicks, etc.) This information is processed to provide aggregate data regarding patterns of usage on these sites, to help me improve content and share relevant information. This aggregate data may also be used to monitor and protect the security of my websites, and to detect and prevent fraudulent behavior and other illegal activities and fight spam.
While no online service is 100% secure, I strive to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.
Aggregate data may be shared with others, but only after it has been de-identified so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, I might publish aggregate statistics about the use of my websites.
There are only two circumstances under which I might share your individual data. As required by law, I may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other official and legally-binding governmental request. To protect rights, property or safety, I may disclose information about you when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property, rights, or safety of myself or others. For example, if I have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to you or to anyone else, I may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
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Or you can email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your data be deleted or amended if incorrect.
Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to keep in touch!