PRIVACY POLICY

Updated November 12, 2015

This privacy policy details how I, Kelly Byrne, use and protect any information that you give me when you use the authorkellybyrne.com website.

I’m committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or any other social platform (eg. Facebook) by which you sign up to receive free sample downloads or promotional material, you can be sure it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. If I make changes you should be aware of, I’ll send you email correspondence regarding such changes. Or you can check this page from time to time to ensure that you’re happy with any changes that may have been made previously. This policy is effective from November 12, 2015.

What I Collect

I may collect information you provide to me, such as your name and email address when you subscribe to my blog or Book Club, when you request a free sample download of my work, or when you enter into any contest or promotion.

What I do With The Information I Gather

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • I may use the information to improve my products and services.
  • I may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers, or other information I think you may find interesting using the email address you’ve provided.
  • From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. I will contact you by email only.
  • I may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • I will NEVER provide your information to any third party for marketing or promotional purposes.
  • I will NEVER sell your information.

How I Use Cookies (not the fun kind you eat, a different kind)

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyze data about web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to your desires. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you don’t. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of my website.

Social Sharing Features

My website includes social sharing features for common social networks to let users share content. These features are served from third-party services that may serve their own cookies. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the platform that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the social platforms that provide these features.

Links to Other Websites

My website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you’ve used these links to leave my site, you should note that I don’t have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting those sites. This privacy policy does not cover those sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Your Personal Information

If you previously agreed to let me use your personal information to deliver blog posts, newsletters, and promotional information through email, but you’ve changed your mind and don’t wish to receive these anymore, you can unsubscribe from the material at any time or write me at authorkellybyrne@gmail.com to unsubscribe.

I will never sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties. Period.

You may request details of personal information I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.

If you believe I’m holding incorrect or incomplete information for you, please email me as soon as possible, at the above email address. I’ll promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me at authorkellybyrne@gmail.com.