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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by, a website owned and operated by my business, Mark Ristau, Author LLC, a limited liability company registered under the laws of the State of Minnesota. By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to express any concerns, you may contact me at or 15892 Cinnamon Way, Rosemount, MN 55068.

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.

Non-personal Information

This website may collect non-personal information about visitors, including browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.

Google Analytics

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:


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,, is hosted on the 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.



This website may use “cookies” to enhance the visitor experience. Typically, cookies may be placed on a visitor’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information. Usage of cookies is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on this site. Visitors may choose to set their web browsers to refuse cookies or send an alert when cookies are being sent. If they do so, some parts of this site may not function properly.



I use Mailchimp as my newsletter delivery service. When you subscribe to my newsletter on this website, your name and email address are collected by Mailchimp. At Mailchimp, they take the security of your data seriously. You can read their privacy policy here:


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 and ask me to delete any information Mailchimp holds in connection with you.



Third-party Links

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

  • Show you any data I have about you.

  • Change or correct any data I have about you.

  • Delete any data I have about you.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Mark Ristau, Author LLC may update this privacy policy at any time. A notice about material changes will be posted on this website. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of such modifications.


Your Acceptance of these Terms

By visiting and using, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, then you should not use the site. Continued use of the site means you accept the policy and any periodic changes.

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