Privacy Policy

Hello, there.

Welcome to my blog. I am a YA author who posts about her life, hobbies, and books every once in a while. I would love you to contact me and be able to discuss and comment on my posts, but to do so we need to have a chat about your privacy.

As a person who knows the value of a good name, I understand how important your privacy is to you. Automattic (the company that offers WordPress) collects some personal information on my behalf which I am able to access. Such information may include your email address, IP address, comments, etc. Please note, however, that I will never sell your information or share it with anyone who has no business knowing it.

Before you go on, it is important for you to know how Automattic collects, stores, and uses the information it collects on my behalf. So please check out their privacy notice.

Read it? Understand it? Good. Now on to what I do with the information that I am privy to. In order for you to comment or subscribe to my page, you may have to type certain information (such as an email address) into the text box. That information is used by Automattic to provide you with that service and it allows me to respond to your comments, for example. If you do not want to provide that information you don’t have to, but you may not be able to use the service as a result. I may use some of the other information collected (such as location, time you came onto my page, or how many people have visited a post) in order to analyze my site traffic. And that’s it, really. I use the information for the purpose it was collected or as required by law.

I may offer a giveaway or a promotion on my page in the future. In such case, I may require your address or other information needed to contact the winner, to furnish prizes, or send out a promotional item, for example. In that case, I may have to share your information with a delivery service or other third parties in order to provide such services. However, if I use a third-party service to host the giveaway, for example, you may be providing your information to them rather than to me and their privacy policy will be in effect. But such an instance will be clearly delineated.

It goes without saying, but if you make your information public (such as in a comment), everyone will be able to see it. Also, once you leave my site and go to another (for example, going to a online vendor to purchase my book) that site’s privacy policy will go into effect.

I may also share information with law enforcement, courts, or any other authority if I believe I am under legal obligation to. In addition, if someone’s safety is at risk, it’s my duty as a human being to do something about it, which may include sharing that information with the proper authorities.

Those in the EU have certain rights to their information which can be found here: https://www.eugdpr.org/eugdpr.org.html .

TL;DR: I’ll respect your personal information because I know how important it is to you.

If you need to contact me, you can go to any of my social media or email me at: michiewriter@yahoo.com .