Privacy Policy

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6/9/2018: Update to Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books Newsletter Privacy Policy:

Email Provider: See below under Third-Party Providers.


 

This Website Privacy Policy was created to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an upcoming European Union (EU) data privacy law to those in the European Union. The new rules give you more control over your data, including additional rights and ways to express your preferences. GDPR compliance became effective May 25, 2018. 

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.

In effect as of May 25, 2018.

 


 

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This privacy policy describes how Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books uses and protects information you give us when accessing our Website and Blog. (Site)

Unsubscribe:

The user is free to remove Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books from their list of Followed blogs or to UNSUBSCRIBE from receiving posts by modifying your email notification settings or by clicking the link at the bottom of each email received. You can change your delivery preferences in your subscription dashboard.

Email Addresses:

Follower and Subscriber: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books using Jetpack or WordPress.com, we collect the sign-up information which typically includes an email address and name, and we will send you Blog Posts via an email.

If you send us a request, comment, or question via a contact form message, then we could use your email address to contact you with a reply.

Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on this Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address. You may ask to have a comment deleted.

This Site automatically collects the following statistics to better understand how visitors use this Site. This Site uses such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to help improve this Site:

  • Referring website.
  • Pages and posts views while on this Site.
  • The country from where the visitor is from or visited from.
  • Links clicked to from this Site.
  • Search query.
  • Spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.

Protection of Visitor Information:

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books agrees not to disclose names, email addresses, IP Addresses, and demographics to marketers or third-parties, and will never rent, trade, or sell any personal information to anyone. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books takes all measures reasonably necessary including using Two-factor authentication on her accounts to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal information. However, Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books may disclose information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request. We may disclose information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books, Subscribers, Users, third-parties, or the public at large. 

See how you can request access to your personal data. (Status Pending.)

Third Party Providers:

We use the following Third-Party service provider named below to process and store your data:

WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.) which we use to manage our Website, Blog Posts, Comments, and Subscriber name and email address. WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.) Privacy Policy for visitors.

Email:

Gmail: If you use the contact form on this Site, that email is processed by WordPress.com, (Automattic Inc) and sends to Mary’s Gmail address. How Google protects your privacy.

Transfer of personal data abroad:

If you visit from a country other than the country where our servers are located, your communications with us may result in transferring your personal data across international borders. Also, when you contact Mary, a reply may come from a third-party site outside your country of origin. In these cases, your personal data is handled according to this Privacy Policy.

Information from Cookies & Other Technologies:

Cookies help us to remember your username for your next visit. A cookie is a string of information that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on Sites to help identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences. For more information about the use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies, please see more about the WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.) Cookie Policy HERE. You can set your browsers to refuse cookies.

Third-Party Websites

This Site contains links to third-party websites. Please be aware that Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy practices, their GDPR Compliance, or the content of such other sites. Use your own judgement as to whether to click on a third-party link. Remember that their use of your information will be governed by their privacy policies and terms. This Privacy Policy refers to information on the Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books Site only. Carefully read the privacy policies of any site you visit.

Comments and Spam:

Comments, email addresses, and IP addresses from Akismet anti-spam service are not saved by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books and are deleted but may be saved on hosts servers.

Children:

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books chooses to be responsible for hosting an appropriate audience and does not knowingly collect potentially personally-identifying information from children. If you are under the age of 13, you need a parent or guardian’s consent to use Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books.

Website and Blog Closing or Moving:

In the event that Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books closes or moves to a different site, all efforts will be made through Blog Posts before closing, to inform Subscribers of the new URL. Current or new blog subscribers can choose to Follow or Subscribe at the new Website or Blog. If a move or closing happens without notice, your name and email address will be deleted from this account. For more on storing your information, see the WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.) Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy Changes:

Although most changes are likely to be minor, this Site may update its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books sole discretion. We will notify you of any changes. This Site encourages visitors to occasionally check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy which will be noted at the top of the Privacy Policy and dated.

Your continued use of this Site and after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books will add a notification to the website for visitors as well as send a blog post to notify Subscribers of new changes in the policy.

This Website and Blog privacy policy can be modified at any time up until May 25, 2018 without notification. A notification will be sent when the final updates and official privacy policy goes into effect. Thank you. Hope you enjoyed your beverage.

Contact: Mary J. McCoy-Dressel, Website and Blog Admin.

In effect as of May 25, 2018.

Thanks to WordPress. com (Automattic Inc.) for allowing bits and pieces of their privacy policy to be copied and modified to fit my own Site.


In addition:

Social Media:

In addition to the above privacy policy, Mary J. McCoy-Dressel will occasionally use advertising on her Social Media profiles and pages for customized promotional and marketing purposes. You are free to Unfriend, UnLike, or Unfollow her on Social Media at any time. Check out the privacy policy and terms of use on their social media sites when you visit.

 





 

Privacy Policy For Newsletter Subscribers Only:

This section of the Privacy Policy is intended for Mary’s MailChimp Newsletter Subscribers since it differs slightly. 

 


6/9/2018 Update: We use the following Email Providers:
Gmail & Microsoft® Outlook. See below under Third-Party Providers..


 

Privacy Policy

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books uses a GDPR compliant pop-up “Sign Up Form” to collect email addresses and names for Mary’s Newsletter provided by MailChimp, referred to as Newsletter in this Privacy Policy. On May 25, 2018, new data protection rules came into effect for the European Union (EU) called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The new rules give you more control over your data, including additional rights.

Unsubscribe:

Subscribers are free to Unsubscribe from Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books Mailing List at any time by clicking Unsubscribe in the footer of every newsletter or by updating subscriber preferences.

You can let us know how you want to hear from us. Through the Newsletter, Subscribers will find two unticked boxes. You would need to tick both to give Mary permission to send you email and to receive book-related updates:

  • Email in the form of newsletters
  • Tailored Book Updates: Occasional updates about Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books (i.e., new release announcements, excerpts, cover reveals, and pertinent business-related news).

Third-Party Providers:

We use the following third-party service provider named below to process and store your data:

  • MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), which we use to manage email marketing Subscriber lists and send emails to our Subscribers. Read their privacy policy.

We use the following Email Providers:

Gmail: If you use the contact form on this Site, that email is processed by WordPress.com, (Automattic Inc) and sends to Mary’s Gmail address. How Google protects your privacy.

Microsoft®: If you contact Mary using links in the MailChimp newsletter, and if Mary sends you a reply or personal email, that email is received and sent via Microsoft® Outlook. Privacy Statement.

Transfer of personal data abroad:

If you are from a country other than the country where our servers are located, your communications with us may result in transferring your personal data across international borders. Also, when you contact Mary, a reply may come from a third-party site outside your country of origin. In these cases, your personal data is handled according to this Privacy Policy.

Email Addresses:
Your name and email address used to sign up for the Newsletter is never shared, rented, or sold by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books.

Your name and email address used to sign up for Mary’s Newsletter (Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books), will be used to send you “Email.” consisting of OCCASIONAL “Newsletters” as stated above. 

  • *If clicking on a link to a third-party site, use your own judgement as to whether to click on a third-party link. Remember that their use of your information will be governed by their privacy policies and terms. Carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Information and Statistics collected:

When you sign up for Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books Newsletter, we collect your name if given, your email address, and demographics. The purpose in collecting demographic information, IP address, Newsletter open and click rate, preferred email format (html or plain text), email client, profile picture if you use Gravatar, and links you may have clicked to in the Newsletter is to better understand how Subscribers use our Newsletter and to help improve our services to you. You are free to request to see the information that is stored.

Protection of Subscriber Information:

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books takes all measures reasonably necessary including using Two-factor authentication on her accounts to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal information. We agree not to disclose potentially personally-identifying information to anyone. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. You can request from MailChimp to see your information that is collected. 

Children:

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books chooses to be responsible for sending Newsletters to an appropriate audience. To enter most contests, the entrant must be 18. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books audiences should be 16 and above. By chance, if you are younger than 13, you must get permission from a parent or guardian to sign up for newsletters from Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books.

MailChimp Cookie Statement: Click HERE.

Cookies While Visiting on This Website:

A cookie is a string of information that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on Sites to help identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences. For more information about the use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies, please see more about the WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.) Cookie Policy HERE. WordPress. Com (Automattic Inc.) Privacy Policy for visitors using this Site. You can set your individual browsers to refuse Cookies.

Switching Newsletter Service Providers:

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books may switch email Newsletter providers at any time and at Mary’s sole discretion. Subscribers will be notified of any changes in newsletter providers. If a change of providers happens, you can “opt-in” through a new Mailing List sign up form to continue receiving newsletters, and the old account will be closed. See the MailChimp Privacy Policy to see how data of closed accounts is handled.

Privacy Policy Changes:

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Mary J. McCoy-Dressel Books may update its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We will notify you of any changes.

Any new changes to this privacy policy will take effect on May 25, 2018.
Newsletter Admin: Mary. J. McCoy-Dressel Contact Mary.

View the Privacy Policy at the top of the page to see what is collected and protected while visiting this Site.