Notice GDPR Compliance and Privacy
PLEASE NOTE: As an author, I value my integrity. I will not accept any manuscripts sent to me. They will be deleted unread. The same applies for emails with story suggestions. I have more than enough ideas of my own to keep me busy for a lifetime.
We will treat your information with respect. All information we collect is used only by us. It is not ever sold to a third party or made available for sale. Our primary use is to understand our customers and provide an engaging and valuable experience with our products.
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate
directly with you. My newsletter is currently sent via a Yahoo Group. You have to join the group in order to receive the newsletter and may opt out at any time. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. The opt-out opportunity is presented at the bottom of every email you receive from us.
By signing up for N.J. Walter�s Yahoo Group Newsletter you agree to be sent email mails of contests, news, sales, special features, book information, other information, etc. You agree that you are responsible for checking the price at a vendor before clicking buy and for making sure the book is the correct book. And that N.J. Walters cannot be held liable/responsible for misprints, typos, wrong links, vendors prices not reflecting prices mentioned in mailing , etc, and that should an error occur N.J. Walters will quickly try to send out another newsletter notifying subscribers of such.
*Always check prices at vendors before clicking to buy. Sales and promotions are for a VERY limited time only and are based off when the promotion was sent, not when it was opened. Prices subject to change without warning.
We also use your information to send you emails related to your interactions with our Services if
applicable (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders,
changes/updates to features of our Services, technical and security notices).
Identification of Terms:
Throughout this document we use the word �gServices�h to describe the content or engagement
we provide our users. This includes, but is not limited to: email newsletters; promotional emails;
contests; free downloads, purchases of books or short stories; social media interactions on our
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Instagram, and Linked-In accounts and other social
media accounts that may be added at a later date.
Identification of Inter-related Companies:
N.J. Walters is an author. All information about her books and materials are presented on her
Websites njwalters.com. N.J. Walters is the primary owner of njwalters.com and the associated blogs.
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly:
We ask for certain information such as your real name and e-mail address when you sign up for
our newsletter emails. We may also retain any messages you send through our Contact page
and if you correspond with us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the services we provide. These Services include: newsletter mailings, emails about special promotions, a variety of social media interfaces, and blog comments. Your name is not published publicly unless you choose to do so when commenting on a public blog, our Facebook or Twitter page.
Information we may receive from third parties:
We may receive information about you from third parties. If you purchase a book through a link at njwalters.com, your purchase will be handled by the vendor you select (e.g., Amazon, Kobo,
Nook, Apple, Google Play) and they maintain their own separate information about you that is
NOT shared with us.
If you use a third-party connection, for example, through Facebook or Twitter by �gfollowing,�h
�gliking,�h N.J. Walters Page, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends�f user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our Services as well as provide you with updates if and when your friends signup to our email list. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services, Like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. before using them to link to other places.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, like
Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our web pages, email
newsletters, promotions, and social media connections. These tools collect information sent by
your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists
us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form
such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Log file information:
I run secure sites with scanning, virus checks, malware identification, etc. As part of that set up,
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you
access our Services. When you use our Services, our servers automatically record certain log
file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web
request, Internet Protocol (�gIP�h) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number
of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages
viewed, and other such information.
Clear gifs/web beacons information:
When you use any services, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are
used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use
clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which
links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and
improvement of the content we provide you.
When you access njwalters.com by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more �gdevice identifiers,�h such as a universally unique identifier (�gUUID�h). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device�fs operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by njwalters.com. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use our site. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our site.
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information to any third parties outside of njwalters.com without your consent, except as noted below:
�� Who we may share your information with: We may share your information with third-party
business partners and Trusted Users for the purpose of providing our Services to
�� Who can see User Content: Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose (e.g.,
Facebook, Twitter, on blogs open to public reading) and made available to your friends
or the public cannot be removed by us. Check your settings carefully and be aware of
how your posts are being made public or not. Once you make a post on one of our blogs
or comments pages, or Facebook or Twitter feeds, User Content may not be complete
removed even though it has been deleted from the site. It is possible that content will
remain viewable in cached and archived pages of Internet search engines and on other
sites that have republished us, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If
you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don�ft post it to
our blogs, comment pages, or social media sites which are all public.
�� Who can see your IP address: If you post User Content on any public site we provide
while not logged in, your IP address will be published with your User Content in order to
attribute your contribution to the site.
Instances where we are required to share your information:
We will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we
reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable
requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security, quality or integrity of our Sites; and/or
(c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Users, or others.
Sharing certain service type information we collect about you:
We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools
such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous
usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our
third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on �gHow We
Collect and Use Information.�h We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally
identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
Links to Other Websites and Services
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from our
blogs, comment pages, or social media sites, including the information or content contained
therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from one of our Sites to another
and interaction on any third-party website or service are subject to that third party�fs own rules
and policies. We are not responsible and we do not have control over any third parties that you
authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like
Facebook, Twitter, Google groups, etc.) and you allow such a third-party access to your User
by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the Site
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.