Updated May 15, 2018
You are not required to submit any PII to use this website. However, the server for this website may collect data about your visit, your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system, geographic location, referral source, pages visited, and other “analytics” data. I may review that data from time to time to understand how the website is used and to improve the website for users. I do not currently provide that data to any third parties, but may in the future release it to publishers or agents interested in my work.
I do not track users after they visit my site.
At your election, you may provide your email address to subscribe to receive my newsletter and other emails. You may provide PII in order to post comments and as part of comments on the blog. You should be aware that anything you post and any PII you disclose in blog comments will be available for others to see, via the internet, around the world.
I reserve the right to remove any comments from the blog if I find them offensive, defamatory, obscene, abusive, vulgar, or in any way inappropriate.
My website and blog include hyperlinks to other websites. I have no control over and am not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites and blogs. When you click on buy links to Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo, you may be clicking on an affiliate link. Those links use a tracking cookie that pays the author a few cents on any book purchase. These are not permanent tracking cookies and usually, expire within 24-48 hours.
Information gathered through other means, such as name, email address or mailing address necessary to send giveaway items will be stored as needed to meet federal or state obligations.
If at any time you would like me to remove your PII from my database, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may unsubscribe from my mailing list by visiting MailChimp directly or by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any newsletter.
Please do not disclose to me the PII of any other person without that person’s consent.
This site is directed to adults and not directed to children under the age of 13. I ask that minors not submit any PII. This site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.
I will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misused or alteration of your PII. I will not provide your email address or any other PII to any other person, other than (i) to MailChimp or any other provider which assists me in sending newsletters and emails, or (ii) if required to be disclosed by law or in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding.
You may copy and quote from my website and blog without limitation, so long as you provide attribution to me and a link back to my site.