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Updated May 22, 2018

 

Your privacy is very important to me. This page discloses the privacy practices for Emily Allen West. It will help you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”). Please note that I reserve the right to update the terms of my privacy policy at any time for any reason.

 

Personally Identifiable Information Collection 

I am the sole owner of all information collected on this website. For the purposes of the EU GDPR regulations, I am the "data controller." For more information about these new European regulations, click here. 

 

You are not required to disclose any Personal Data to use emilyallenwest.com. However, if you choose to do so, you may submit Personal Data, such as your name and email, and I will use this information to: 


·       Respond to your questions, comments, or requests. 

·       If you have signed up for my newsletter, I use your information to deliver communications that may be of interest to you. 


and I will provide your name and email address to contact me, subscribe to my email newsletter, or to enter a promotion or giveaway. Please do not disclose the PII of any person other than yourself. All subscribers from this website will now have to confirm their subscription before they are entered into my newsletter list.

 

Please note that participation in giveaways, promotions, or contests is completely voluntary. 

 

You may unsubscribe at any time either by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every newsletter or by emailing me at emily@emilyallenwest.com

 

In accordance with the European Union's data privacy regulations, you can make a Right of Data Portability request or request to be forgotten in my system by emailing me directly at emily@emilyallenwest.com.

 

I use the PII collected on this site to reply to messages and questions as well as to tell my subscribers about new releases, sneak peeks, cover reveals and more. I do not rent or sell this information to anyone. I do not share PII with any other party except:

 

·       With MailerLite as my email automation platform.  

·       With legal authorities if required to share information by law in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding. 

 

 

Website Security:

I take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your PII. All PII is transferred to my MailerLite account where it is stored securely in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

 

 

Other information collected: 

This website collects aggregate information about my website traffic to help me better understand trends and identify opportunities to serve my readers more effectively. This includes:

 

·       Your computer’s IP address

·       Browser type

·       Operating system

·       Geographic location

·       Referral source

·       Any links clicked (both internal and external), including the number of users who have shared pages to their social media. In that case, the number of users who have shared a page is visible, but I do not have access to names or specific account information.

·       Other standard aggregate data collected. For Google Analytic's Data Privacy certificate, click here.

 

I occasionally review this data to better understand how visitors use my website so I can make improvements. I may share aggregate data figures such as website traffic numbers or number of subscribers with agents, other authors, or third parties I use to support my author business, but any PII is kept separate and private. I do not track users after they leave my site. 

 

 

External Links: 

I provide hyperlinks to other websites when appropriate to do so. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these other sites. I encourage users to be aware when they leave my site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.