Privacy Policy

It is the policy of Barbara Pietron, author, to respect your privacy regarding any information she may collect from you or which you may provide to her, in the circumstances set out below.

Accordingly, she has developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how she collects, uses, communicates, discloses, safeguards and otherwise makes use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

Barbara Pietron, author, will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • she has lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with legal obligations;
  • she is performing a contract with you for services; and
  • she has legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

When barbarapietron.com visitors choose to interact in ways that require the website to gather personally-identifying information, the amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who leave comments must provide a username and email address. Likewise, those who wish to join the reader list and access free content must provide an email address. This information is never shared and is collected only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with barbarapietron.com. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the knowledge that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

If you are a registered user at barbarapietron.com and have supplied your email address, you’ll receive an occasional email to tell you about upcoming novels, ask for your feedback, or pass along other book deals. This type of information is also communicated via blog and social media to keep the email to a minimum.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), Barbara Pietron, author, is the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how your Personal Data is used, please contact her via the contact details at the end of this policy.

 

 

  1. Personal Data collected via BarbaraPietron.com (the “Website”)

 

Personal Data that you provide:

Personal Data is only collected where you choose to interact with the Website in the following ways:

 

1) When you register to access free content, joint the Street Team, or join the Reader Group, your email address and first name are collected. First name is optional and only collected when provided by you.

 

2) When you complete the media contact form your name, email address, and any personal data you provide in the subject field and message body are collected.

 

Data that is collected automatically:

Like most standard websites, barbarapietron.com collects non-personally identifying information to better understand how visitors use the website. This may include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies – A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Barbarapietron.com uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. If you’d prefer not to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies before accessing the website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. Please check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this.

 

  1. Use of your Personal Data

Your Personal Data will only be used as the law allows. Most commonly, your Personal Data is used to:

  • process and manage your use of the website;
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • where you have opted-in to receive marketing, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
  • improve the services and Website through analysis of information.

 

  1. Sharing of your Personal Data

Your privacy is taken seriously and your Personal Data will not be shared with others, except as

permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

Personal Data is shared as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions for Barbara Pietron, author, and who require the information to provide those specific services. These third parties will not contact you or share your data. Third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Instagram for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that appropriate data privacy safeguards are in place with third parties with whom Personal Data is shared as described above and who are providing services or functions.

 

  1. Keeping your Personal Data secure

Security policies and technical measures have been implemented to safeguard the Personal Data collected by Barbara Pietron, author. Physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are maintained that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

 

  1. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

Your Personal Data is used and stored only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. The Personal Data held is reviewed at regular intervals and any Personal Data which is no longer necessary is deleted permanently or anonymized.

 

  1. Children

This Website is aimed at adults, and does 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 any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

 

  1. Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the

following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting Barbara Pietron, author, via email:  author@barbarapietron.com or via the postal address: 29488 Woodward Ave., Ste. 426, Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067, United States

  • see what Personal Data is held about you (if any), including why it is held and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

 

  1. Change of purpose

Your Personal Data will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected, unless it is reasonably considered that Barbara Pietron, author, needs to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact Barbara Pietron, author. If your Personal Data is needed for an unrelated purpose, you will be notified and the legal basis which allows this purpose will be explained.

Links

Barbarapietron.com contains links to other websites. Please be aware that Barbara Pietron is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. You are encouraged, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each and every website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to barbarapietron.com.

Privacy Policy Changes

This privacy policy is effective as of 5/23/18. Although most changes are likely to be minor, the barbarapietron.com Privacy Policy may change from time to time and at Barbara Pietron’s sole discretion. You’re encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the barbarapietron.com privacy policy, please feel free to contact Barbara Pietron, author, via author@barbarapietron.com or via the postal address: 29488 Woodward Ave., Ste. 426, Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067, United States

 

 

Use License

 

Permission is granted to download one copy of the materials on barbarapietron.com for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

 

modify or copy the materials;

use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial) without the consent of Barbara Pietron;

remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

 

 

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Barbara Pietron at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

 

Limitations

 

In no event shall Barbara Pietron, author, be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on barbarapietron.com even if Barbara Pietron, author, or an authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

 

Accuracy of materials

 

The materials appearing on barbarapietron.com could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Barbara Pietron, author, does not warrant that any of the materials on the website are accurate, complete or current. Barbara Pietron, author, may make changes to the materials contained on the website at any time without notice. However, Barbara Pietron, author, does not make any commitment to update the materials.

 

Governing Law

 

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Michigan and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.

 

 

Amazon Associates Status

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