Ginny Sterling operates ginnysterling.com and may operate other websites. It is Ginny Sterling’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information she may collect while operating her websites.
Like most website operators, Ginny Sterling collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Ginny Sterling’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, Ginny Sterling may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ginny Sterling also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the website. Ginny Sterling only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Ginny Sterling’s websites choose to interact in ways that require Ginny Sterling to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ginny Sterling gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Ginny Sterling does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Ginny Sterling may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ginny Sterling may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ginny Sterling does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ginny Sterling discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Ginny Sterling’s behalf or to provide services available at the websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ginny Sterling will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ginny Sterling discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ginny Sterling believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ginny Sterling, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the website and have supplied your email address, Ginny Sterling may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ginny Sterling takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Internet Based Online Advertising and Google Analytics
This section of our privacy notice details our internet-based online advertising policy, also known as remarketing. This website uses Google Analytics.
There’s an opt-out browser add-on that helps users make opting out of Google Analytics incredibly easy and convenient.
We use Google Analytics’ 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender, and interests to better understand the behavior of our customers and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
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 an email marketing service provider.
Subscription time & date
Source of consent form
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies provided by 1&1 Hosting in how we store, access and manage that information.
We use these companies to manage data, sponsored links, affiliate tracking, and commissions. Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners Google AdSense, eBay Partner Network, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates, or are served through our own means.
Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; www.kwillbooks.com or as a titled text link like this: Bookshops in Cambridge
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.
We use social media to connect with our readers. Social media platforms may collect data on their users in accordance with their own privacy policies. The individual privacy polices for each of the social media platforms we utilize are listed below.
UPDATED MAY 2018