Privacy Policy

First of all, I — author Kella Campbell — respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me.

This privacy policy describes how I (and any services I rely on, such as my website host and mailing list service) collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations;
  • I am providing something requested or desired by you (including but not limited to newsletters and giveaway prizes) and need your Personal Data to customize and/or deliver it; and
  • I have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Kella Campbell, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me.

This policy page was created on May 15, 2018, and I last updated it on May 19, 2018. I may change or update it from time to time, so please check back here regularly to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

Personal Data collected via this website

This website automatically collects certain information when you visit – including what link you clicked to arrive at the site, the pages you’ve viewed, the time of your visit, your IP address and the country from which it appears to originate, the type of browser and operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. This data is collected by my website security plugin to identify and block hackers and other malicious threats.

If you comment on a blog post, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it (see Gravatar’s privacy policy here). After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture will visible to the public in the context of your comment.

You may also choose to provide additional information to me by commenting or using the contact form, or by signing up for my newsletter and/or blog post emails. This information is voluntarily provided by you and will be guarded and treated with respect by me.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to automatically recognize logged in administrative users (me) and returning commenters (you, if you’ve ever commented on something on this site or used the contact form). I understand that Google Analytics also uses cookies in relation to this website to help me learn more about how visitors use my site, and some other third-party plugins may do so as well (including social media sharing tools). These cookies are only used to provide anonymous statistics to us and create an enjoyable user experience for you.

Cookies on this website are set to automatically expire after one month. Please see the help section of your web browser if you wish to learn how to erase cookies before they expire.

Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I (and the services I rely on) use your Personal Data to:

  • manage my website and keep it safe (i.e., website security);
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests (i.e., contact form and post comments);
  • where you have opted-in to receive contact from me, deliver news and marketing emails that are
    relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you (i.e., MailChimp newsletter and/or WordPress blog subscriptions); and
  • improve my services and website through analysis of information (i.e., Google Analytics, MailChimp reports).

Sharing of your Personal Data

I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others (unless required by law or urgent safety concerns), except as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services.

Reasonable and current security measures are in place to protect your information from theft or exposure.

Retention of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you.

Age of consent for Personal Data collection

This website and my newsletter and books are intended for adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 16 years old. If you are under the age of 16, please do not provide me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address. If you are under 16 years old and want to talk to me about being an author, please ask a parent or guardian to contact me on your behalf.

Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can contact me to:

  • see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including how and why I have it and whom it could be disclosed to;
  • ask me to change or correct your Personal Data;
  • ask me to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given me with regard to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.