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I collect personal information only on a voluntary basis: when you subscribe, you are asked to enter your name and email address. I use that information to follow up with you, to send you updates, and to improve the content of my website.
Your personal information is stored behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to my site as safe as possible.
(I also have a Connect form that asks not only for your name and email address but also for any relevant website – but completing it doesn’t subscribe you to my list. I offer this so that you can get in touch with me and begin a dialogue. I don’t store the information you provide there – except if you ask to be added to my Beta Readers list, in which case I will protect your information the same way I do that of all my subscribers – but you will only receive an email when a draft is ready…at my current rate about every two years or so!)
If I make material changes in the collection or use of personally identifiable information I will inform you by placing a notice on the site.
I also use web beacons. A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; you can also choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate this site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
In some cases, I may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. I use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about my user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
How You Can Correct or Remove Information
I also include a link at the bottom of every email update I send to allow you to unsubscribe easily, if you choose to do so (I hope you don’t, but I understand). If that happens, I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Agreeing to Terms