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“I” or “The Website” refers to Robin Stone and www.robin-stone.net.
“you”, “the user” refers to the user of the Website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process personal information about you electronically.
Lawful basis: Consent
- The reason we use this basis: You gave us consent to use your data when you bought or negotiated to buy a book from my website.
- We process your information in the following ways: To send you a book and keep you updated with special offers and news about my books.
- We will continue to process your information until you unsubscribe from the mailing list or five years after you do business with this site.
- We do not share your information with third parties, except as needed for ordinary business uses, such as newsletter distribution through MailerLite. Your website activity (pages visited, time on site) is also recorded through Google Analytics and GoDaddy (our website host).
Lawful basis: Legal obligation
- The reason we use this basis: To conduct ordinary business and promotions of novels.
- We process your information in the following ways: I maintain and store data for purposes of marketing and remarketing.
- Data retention period: Five years
- Sharing your information: We do share your personal information with third parties and they include MailerLite, our newsletter service.
- If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows.
- the right to be informed;
- the right of access;
- the right to rectification;
- the right to erasure;
- the right to restrict processing;
- the right to data portability;
- the right to object; and
- the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
INTERNET COOKIES, TRACKING AND RECAPTCHA
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A Facebook pixel appears on every page of this site to help us determine a marketing audience and to track the success of Facebook advertising campaigns. Email addresses collected by the author can, at times, be uploaded collectively to Facebook in order for its algorithms to create a “look-alike” group of similar Facebook users who may also be interested in the author’s books. Individual email addresses are not used to target individual users on Facebook. The creation of “look-alike audiences” is a common practice used by Facebook advertisers when trying to expand their organic reach. It does not give Facebook the right to contact you using the email addresses that were uploaded.
Google Analytics tracking code is included on each page of this website to determine which pages are viewed and for how long. Data tracked by one or more of these domains include browsing behavior and traffic information such as URL, ISP, IP addresses, entry page, exit page, and other statistical, demographic or aggregated information from its visitors. This non-personal information cannot be linked to your personal data but can be used to improve this website and the information it contains. You can always change your browser configuration if you do not want to accept cookies from this site although it could result in problematic viewing of the site. Read how to clear your cookies here.
DATA SECURITY AND PROTECTION
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage. Our storage is managed and accessed through Carbonite.
We use the following companies to manage data: MailerLite, Facebook, Google Analytics.
SPONSORED LINKS, AFFILIATE TRACKING & COMMISSIONS
Our website and promotional emails may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners Google AdSense, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates, as well as served through our own means.
Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. We might earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.
We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.
If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.
EMAIL MARKETING MESSAGES & SUBSCRIPTION
Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through MailerLite.
You can opt out of receiving emails or ask to see the data we hold for you, or request we remove your data at any time by the following methods:
- Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email
- Contact us using the contact page here.