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Privacy Policy

Revised: May 22, 2018

Protecting your private information is my priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to my website Betty Bolte, Author of Historical Fiction with Heart, located at www.bettybolte.com, and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Betty Bolte, Author of Historical Fiction with Heart include www.bettybolte.com; my blog, Betty Bolte’s Musings, at www.bettybolte.net.; and my newsletter. My website is a book news and events information site, my blog provides information about my research and other topics related to my books, and my newsletter shares information about my books and appearances. By using my website and/or blog, or subscribing to my newsletter, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Collection of Your Personal Information

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through my website or blog comments, this information may be collected and used by others.

I do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information (i.e., your name, email address, website address) when you elect to use certain products or services available on my Sites. These may include: (a) entering a contest sponsored by me or one of my partners; (b) sending me an email message; (c) leaving a comment on my blog. I will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from me. Communications may include sending periodic emails regarding events, products, and services, or to follow up with you after you have sent me an inquiry. I also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

 

Using Cookies

My sites do use cookies, small files a service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites’ or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies help let us know if you’ve already visited the site within a certain time period to prevent pop-up opt-in forms from showing too frequently. They also help identify your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which improves your user experience on my sites. Cookies also help aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction for better site experiences. Third party services, such as Google Analytics and Facebook, may also be used on my sites and track this type of information on my behalf.

 

You can choose to receive a warning each time cookies are sent to you, or you can turn off all cookies, in your browser settings. Check your browser’s Help Menu for the steps necessary to change your cookies.

 

Sharing Information with Third Parties

I do not sell, rent or lease my customer lists to third parties.

I may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services on my behalf, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

I may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on me or either of my sites; (b) protect and defend my rights or property; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of my sites, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

The service providers for my sites (Wix for my website, WordPress for my blog) may keep track of the pages and posts users visit within my website and blog site in order to determine what products and/or blog posts are the most popular. My newsletter provider, Mailchimp, also tracks activity such as opens and reads of my newsletter. This data is used to improve the content of my website and/or blog posts, and to provide analytics related to newsletter content and popularity. You may update your preferences or unsubscribe from my newsletter by following the instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

User Data Request

To request your personal information that any of my sites have collected and stored, please email me at betty@bettybolte.com.

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