Effective Date: December 7, 2020
What Information Does this Site Collect?
News & Updates
I receive, collect, and store information you enter on this website or provide to me in any other way. If you voluntarily sign up for news and updates or send me a note through my Contact page, I will have access to your name and email address.
I will not sell or rent your information to anyone.
You can refuse to supply your personal information, but you will be excluded from receiving newsletters, promotional offers, and announcements of book launches, public appearances, and other such author events. If you subscribe to my newsletter or fill out a form on this website, your information will be recorded, and I may contact you by email.
This website may collect non-personal information about visitors, including browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.
I may use software tools, including Google Analytics, to monitor and analyze use of this website. Google Analytics measures and collects session information, including page response times, lengths of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. For information on Google’s privacy practices, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Why this Site Collects Information
This website collects personal information (names and email addresses) and non-personal information for the following purposes:
To operate my business.
To provide visitors and users with general or personalized service-related notices, promotional messages, and other communications from me.
To respond to inquiries submitted by visitors and users.
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or non-personal information, which I may use to provide and improve my services.
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
How this Site Stores Personal Information
This website, www.MarkRistau.com, is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix provides my business with an online platform that allows me to market and sell my books to my readers. Your data may be stored through Wix’s data storage, databases, and the general Wix applications. Wix stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
Only I can access your information. I will not share your information with any third party outside my organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your requests. Should a data breach ever occur, users and subscribers will be notified in accordance with applicable law.
You can unsubscribe from my newsletter via the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every newsletter. You can also change your preferences using the “preferences” link at the bottom of every newsletter. Or you may email me at RistauAuthor@gmail.com and ask me to delete any information Mailchimp holds in connection with you.
This website contains links to other sites. Please know that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. These sites have their own policies, and you should read them before subscribing or purchasing from them.
Use of this Site by Children
This website is not intended for children, and I will not knowingly collect personal information from children. If I become aware that a subscriber is under the age of 13, I will remove that person’s information from my files.
How to Withdraw Your Consent and Exercise Other Rights
Subscribers to my newsletter may unsubscribe at any time. You may opt out of any future contacts from me at any time. You can instruct me to do any of the following by contacting me at RistauAuthor@gmail.com:
Show you any data I have about you.
Change or correct any data I have about you.
Delete any data I have about you.
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