Shannon McRoberts operates the www.shannonmcroberts.com website, which provides books, updates about what Shannon is doing, poetry, a blog, a newsletter subscription if you subscribe, and whatever else Shannon wants to post about.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decides to subscribe to our newsletter or follow our website. Generally, we will not contact you unless you use a contact form to which we will reply via email or you have subscribed to our email based newlsetter service. If you use a contact form, we often will reply back via the provided email. If you subscribe to the newsletter, we generally will send you a newsletter a few times a month. You are free to unsubscribe at anytime. If you follow the blog with the built in WordPress follow option, you may receive an email with every blog post update.

If you choose to subscribe/follow, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving our service to you. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use
For a better experience while subscribed to Shannon McRoberts’ Newsletter or website, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, email address, and country where you reside. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

Log Data
We want to inform you that whenever you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our newsletter that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the clicks on those pages, and other statistics.

Cookies

The World of Shannon McRoberts (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the www.shannonmcroberts.com website (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.  Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How The World of Shannon McRoberts uses cookies
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

To enable certain functions of the Service

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

What are your choices regarding cookies
If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
To facilitate our website;
To provide the newsletter on our behalf – but we will let you know;
To perform website-related services; or
To assist us in analyzing how our newsletter is being optimized.
We want to inform our subscribers that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.  Many of the book links are third party links from Books2Read.com or an online store.  These links are not hosted or controlled by Shannon McRoberts/shannonmcroberts.com

Children’s Privacy
Our website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Other users:
archhosting.net – provides my Domain support, hosting, WordPress install, and domain email service.
Gmail.com–Another service which I may email you from if you use a contact form.
MailerLite – creates my campaigns for newsletters, landing pages for new subscribers with “Double Opt in” requirements.
Instafreebie – used to hand out FREE books for new subscribers. Although they may ask for your email to get a book, I do not get that from Instafreebie as I only use them as a safe way to deliver digital books.
Books2Read.com-book links are supplied by this company which is ran by Draft2Digital, one of my book publishers.  No personal information is collected by the link.
Sumo.me from AppSumo.com–a plug in that works to help facilitate my “contact me” forms.
Contact Form 7–A WordPress Plug in that works to help facility my “contact me” forms.
Jet Pack–A WordPress Plug In.
WordPress–The infrastructure my website is built on.

 

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.
This Privacy Policy page was created at Privacy Policy Template.net.

 

If at any time, you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact me.

Shannon McRoberts

 

Some More GDPR Wording:

  • Who is collecting the data?  Shannon McRoberts.
  • What data is being collected?  I collect your e-mail address if you submit it on my sign up form to send out my newsletters to you.  I also ask for your name so I can “personalize” the e-mails.
  • What is the legal basis for processing the data? You give me your consent to send you an email with my newsletter when you opt in via my sign up form.
  • Will the data be shared with any third parties?  I share your e-mail only with MailerLite, which is my e-mail service.  You use a MailerLite form to sign up.  It adds your e-mail to my list in my MailerLite account which I have access to.  I also reply to my “contact me” sections via email and those e-mails will be sent through Gmail or my domain hosting of Archhosting.
  • How will the information be used? I will only use your e-mail to send you an e-mail newsletter.  This may contain books, stories, or information on books and art you might like to buy.
  • How long will the data be stored for?  I will keep your e-mail for as long as you want to be on my list.  You can easily unsubscribe at ANY time by using the included links.
  • What rights does the data subject have?  You have the right to unsubscribe to my email and ask that your e-mail be “forgotten”.  If you unsubscribe you will not get any more e-mails.
  • How can the data subject raise a complaint? You may use any of my “contact me” links on this website, www.shannonmcroberts.com, to send me a private communication.

My webpage and newsletter is intended for US audiences in accordance to EU GDPR compliancy.  The offers and deals in the newsletters are only for US audiences.

I do not process any payments on this website, which is www.shannonmcroberts.com.  I do not sell anything on this website, which is shannonmcroberts.com.  Third party sellers handle all my art and book sales.  This website is written in American English.

I do collect consenting adults’ e-mails to join my newsletter and I do send out e-mail based newsletters to those that are on my active subscriber list.