Additional information has been added for residents in the EU according to GDPR.
We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
- we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
- we are performing a contract with you for our services; and
- we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we, Eryn Scott, are the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy.
1. Information We Collect
When filling out a form on the site, you may be asked to provide your contact information. This personal information will only be used by Eryn Scott to contact you as per your request and it will not be transferred, sold, or provided to any other party unless required by law. You have the right to not provide your contact information, but by declining you may not be able to submit the contact form or use the services or features offered on this site. This information is stored in our database on our server indefinitely (or until manually deleted).
If an e-commerce section is added to this site in the future, personal information will be requested so that your goods may be delivered. Such information may include name, address, phone number, email address, and more. This information would remain on file for at least seven years for tax purposes.
If you subscribe to Eryn Scott’s reader group, your name and email address will be saved on Mailer Lite’s secure servers. We will only email you to send you news about Eryn Scott’s latest publications and/or to offer free, discounted, or newly released books from other authors you may enjoy. We do not share our newsletter subscriber list with other authors or marketing firms. Email information collected when you subscribed to Eryn Scott’s newsletter/reader group will remain on Mailer Lite’s server indefinitely, so that your subscription preferences (including date when you subscribed and unsubscribed, etc.) can be recorded.
A Facebook pixel appears on every page of this site to help us determine a marketing audience and to track the success of Facebook advertising campaigns. Email addresses collected by Eryn Scott can, at times, be uploaded collectively to Facebook in order for its algorithms to create a “look-alike” group of similar Facebook users who may also be interested in Eryn Scott’s books. Individual email addresses are not used to target individual users on Facebook. The creation of “look-alike audiences” is a common practice used by Facebook advertisers when trying to expand their organic reach. It does not give Facebook the right to contact you using the email addresses that were uploaded.
If you leave a book review or any other comment for other readers to see on this site or any other web page about Eryn Scott’s book(s), your comments may be used and posted by Eryn Scott without restriction and free of charge on our website and/or as deemed appropriate by Eryn Scott in other marketing efforts. You can request to have these comments or reviews deleted at any time by contacting Eryn Scott by email at email@example.com.
2. Use of your Personal Data
We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to:
- process and manage your use of our website;
- respond to your questions, comments and requests where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
- improve our services and Website through analysis of information.
3. Sharing of your Personal Data and Retention Periods
We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:
We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.
4. Affiliate Links
The site contains affiliate links for Amazon. If you click on one of these affiliate links, a cookie will be placed on your computer and, should you make a purchase on that third-party website, Eryn Scott will be paid a small commission. You will not pay a penny more by going through these links. These affiliate links are carefully selected based on our experience with these service providers, and the small commission earned helps to cover the costs associated with this website and other advertising costs.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.
7. Access to and control over your Personal Data
You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our postal address: PO box 842 Ridgefield WA 98642
- see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
- ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
- ask us to delete your Personal Data;
- object to the processing of your Personal Data;
- ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
- withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.
8. Limitation on Usage
You cannot copy, modify, distribute, license, disseminate, display, reproduce, transfer, sell, or offer to sell any material, information, product, image, text, code, or service viewed or obtained from this site without written permission from Eryn Scott.
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10. Contact Us
Our full details are: Eryn Scott
Email for Privacy Questions: email@example.com
Postal Address: PO Box 842 Ridgefield WA 98642
Last Updated: November 6, 2019