What information I collect;
With whom it is shared;
How it can be corrected;
How it is secured;
How policy changes will be communicated; and
How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
I am the sole owners of the information collected on this site. I only have the right to collect information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. I will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
I will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted/shared your information with me. I will not share your information with any third party outside of my organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from me at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on my website:
See what data I have about you, if any.
Change/correct any data I have about you.
Have me delete any data I have about you.
Express any concern you have about my use of your data
If at any time I offer items for purchase on my site, I may request such information as your name, shipping address, and email address for purposes of fulfilling your request and reaching you in the event there is trouble processing an order. This information is only used for purposes of filling your orders.
I use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a PayPal to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
I take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. I encourage my users to be aware when they leave this site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time this site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Notification of Changes
Other Provisions as Required by Law
“Do Not Track” signals.
Some browsers allow you to automatically notify websites you visit not to track you using a “Do Not Track” signal. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, I currently do not alter my practices when I receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
Data Protection Authority.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) and believe I maintain your personal data subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may direct questions or complaints to me as noted below:
PO Box 5394
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
PO Box 5394
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
I will respond to all requests, inquiries or concerns within thirty (30) days.
WHAT’S A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences, or items in online shopping carts) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering that information whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to page. Not all cookies collect information that identifies you, though. Some just collect general information such as how users arrive at and use a website, which helps website owners evaluate and find ways to improve features and content.
A cookie also may be placed and interact with your personal information when you sign up for my newsletter, at which time you are asked to verify in two ways that you are allowing us to contact you via email. The following are cookies used and brief explanations of each:
Cookie Name: wpca_consent
This cookie retains your cookie preference – to either accept or decline all cookies except those necessary for the site’s function and basic features. This cookie does not require or store any personal data. This cookie is set to expire after 30 days and can be revoked by clearing your browser cache.
Cookie Name: wordress_test_cookie
This cookie is only placed if you happen upon the login page for the site. It does not retain any personal data but simply checks to see if your browser has cookies enabled. You should never see this cookie, but just in case you do, we wanted you to know what it does.
Cookie Name: mleightonbooks-alternate-theme
This site uses a special theme for smartphone devices and this cookie is placed if a mobile user specifically chooses to view the desktop site from their mobile device. It is not automatically placed and does not require or store any personal data. This cookie expires when you close your browser and can be revoked by clearing your browser cache.
Cookie name: pps_show_*, pps_times_showed
This cookie retains your preference for a period of time in regards to dismissing popup windows containing the newsletter signup form, to prevent the popup window from opening every time a you visit the site. This cookie expires after 24 hours or you can clear your browser cache to remove it sooner.
Other parties, or “third parties”, may place cookies when you interact with their service, but those are not within the control of this site. Third party cookies may be placed when you:
Watch a video from YouTube
Listen to an audio sample from SoundCloud or Spotify
Share a blog post using the social media icons at the bottom of a post.
Make a purchase using the PayPal cart (applicable when books and merchandise are occasionally sold on this site)
Click links to booksellers or Goodreads
You may be able to avoid some of these third party cookies by not interacting with their functionality as listed above. As the owner of this website, I do not have control over the cookies themselves or what personal data they may gather. As the owner of this website, I also cannot view or manage the data related to any third-party’s cookies.
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.) are configured to accept cookies but allow users to manage those cookie settings and provide ways to delete cookies. These are official instructions for major browsers:
For more information about cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org