I am committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
I may change this policy by updating this page, but have no current plans to do so. This policy is effective as of May 18, 2018.
What I collect
I may collect the following information:
First and last name
What I do with the information I gather
At this time, information is only collected for:
Subscription to the Heather McCollum newsletter, so you can receive updates on new book releases, sales, my writing projects and other relevant information, or for contacting Heather McCollum on the contact page. You may unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time.
Mailing prizes or book release postcards to you.
How data is kept secure
Personal information is contained behind secured networks by the WordPress and Spark Creative Partners service providers.
In the event that a breach occurs, every effort will be made to notify you via email within seven business days.
Retention of personal data
I will use and store your personal data only for as long as necessary to provide the services you requested and to ensure your future requests are met efficiently.
A cookie is a small file that a site transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser. The cookie files help the site analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
This website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about webpage traffic and improve this website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
This website and my newsletter are aimed at adults. I do not knowingly collect any personal data relating to children under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide any of your personal data, including your email address.
Links to other websites
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
I will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless I am required by law to do so.
You may also e-mail me to remove your mailing address from my postcard distribution list at any time.
Also, at any time, you can email me to:
see what personal data I hold about you (if any), ask me to change/correct your personal data, ask me to delete your personal data, or express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your personal data.