This page was last updated on April 26, 2019, and applies to citizens of the United States.
User Submitted Personal Data
In order to participate in certain features of the website such as Giveaways, Newsletters, Contact Forms, and Emails, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address, First name and Last name, Address, State, City, ZIP/Postal code.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY RIGHTS: By using this website you warrant that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided their Personal Data, please contact us. We will take steps to remove that information from our servers immediately.
What Are Cookies, Scripts, and Webbeacons
A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit and may include an anonymous unique identifier.
A script is a piece of programming code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.
A webbeacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
Usage Data Logs
These files log a user’s visit to the site and is a standard procedure for hosting companies and analytical services. These files may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These files are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Third Party Use
- Social Media Buttons:
This website uses buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram themselves and can sometimes place cookies in order for them to function. Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your personal data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are located in the United States.
Google sets cookies for various purposes. Some are to authenticate the user via Google Recaptcha forms, gather website statistics or remember preferences. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
- Commission Junction
When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. You have the right to opt-out of further use of non-functional cookies.
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Cookies This Site Uses
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How Your Information is Used
This website uses the collected data for the following purposes:
- To analyze, monitor and maintain the website’s usage and functionality.
- To detect, prevent, and address any technical and/or security issues.
- To allow you to participate and interact with certain features and functions of this website.
How Your Information is Stored
Your personal data may be stored on our hosting provider’s servers or our web content management system; both are located within the United States. We utilize firewalls, spam detection software, and encrypted SSL certificates to protect your information as much as possible. Any personal data you submit via third party applications or forms are stored and managed by those third parties. Please refer to their own Privacy Policies to know how your information is stored and handled.
Your personal data will also be deleted as soon as it is no longer required. We conduct periodic reviews of personal data that we control to ensure data does not become inaccurate, irrelevant, or unnecessary to retain. Analytical Statistics are automatically purged every 30 days.
Your Rights with Respect to Personal Data
You have the right to view, amend, or delete any personal information that may be stored. Please send your requests to [email protected] or use the Export/Erase form below.
Before we are able to act on your request we may need to ask that you identify yourself. This is to ensure your personal data is only subject to your personal requests.
General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR is intended to protect the data of European Union (EU) citizens. We do not specifically target or market to the EU or conduct business in or to the EU in any meaningful way. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) or are accessing this site from within the EEA, you may have the right to request: access to, correction of, deletion of, portability of, and restriction or objection to processing of your personal data. This includes the “right to be forgotten.” To make any of these requests, please email me at: [email protected]
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• While we may use affiliate links to indicate where to purchase the books in our reviews, they are provided as a convenience only. We will never recommend a purchase just because we get a percentage back. As always, you the reader are free to decide which books (if any) you purchase and where you purchase them from.
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