Autumn Macarthur

Inspirational romance to make you smile

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to me and I will do all I can to respect your personal data and your right to control how any personally identifiable information is used!

It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any personal information I may collect while operating my website and my business as an author. Accordingly, I have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information.

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations;
  • I have legitimate business interests in using your Personal Data, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Core principles protecting your privacy

  • I will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, I will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • I will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified in the privacy policy, unless I obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • Personal data held will be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, will be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • I will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • I do not sell, trade, or transfer my users’ private personal information.
  • I will make readily available to customers information about my policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • I will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.
  •  On request, you can see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who it could be disclosed to; ask me to change/correct your Personal Data; ask me to delete your Personal Data;  object to the processing of your Personal Data; ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data.

I am committed to conducting my business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. I may change this privacy policy from time to time to comply with all applicable privacy laws.

Cookies and other technology

This website may use cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. You can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using my website, with the drawback that certain features of my website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

This site offers opt-in newsletter and email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics to help me to understand how visitors use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit here. A visitor’s IP address (a unique number that identifies a device connected to the Internet) is used to determine their approximate physical location (which town and which country the visitor is in at the time they connected to the site) but the IP address itself is not accessible through Google Analytics and will not be linked to your Google account, if you have one. All data collected from this site by Google Analytics is aggregated and anonymised. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Children

This website, my books, and my newsletter are not aimed at children, and I do not knowingly collect any personal data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide me with any of your personal data, including your email address.

Embedded content from other sites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. When clicked, they open in another window or tab. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Please also be aware that most Amazon links on this site are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small percentage of the purchase price directly from Amazon when you make a purchase after following one of my links. To enable this, when you arrive at the Amazon page via my link, Amazon will add a cookie to your device. If you wish to avoid this, please search within Amazon for the item mentioned rather than using links from this site, or use the option provided within your browser security settings to delete cookies.

Third Party Data Processors

MailerLite
I use MailerLite to manage my email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to my subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which will securely process your data using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my newsletter. Data held shows the name and email address you entered in the sign-up form when you signed-up to receive my newsletter, the date and time you signed up, and the IP address you signed up from. And IP address is a unique number that identifies a device connected to the Internet and its approximate physical location (to a town and country level, not your actual street address). As well they hold ongoing information noting which of my newsletters you opened and which of my newsletter links you have clicked. You can unsubscribe from my newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter, or using the “send email” link at the end of this privacy policy. On request, all personal data can be removed from the database. Information collected about subscribers is not shared or passed on to any other third parties without your express consent.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

WordPress/ Gravatar

When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you leave a comment, the comment and related data are retained indefinitely. This is so my site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/

Contact details

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Autumn Macarthur, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me using the email link below.

Websites: http://autumnmacarthur.com, redirecting to https://faithhopeandheartwarming.com

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