As I value your privacy, this policy discloses the privacy practices for my website www.elisabethstorrs.com.
‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; in particular reference to an identifier such as a name, location data, IP address or email.
‘Newsletter’ means Elisabeth Storrs’ Monthly Inspiration and Giveaway newsletter.
‘Subscriber’ means a person who has consented to receive my Monthly Inspiration and Giveaway newsletter.
‘Visitor’ means an individual who views pages at www.elisabethstorrs.com
Who am I?
I’m a novelist and the sole owner of my website www.elisabethstorrs.com which is used to showcase my books and enable me to share information with readers about writing, history, inspiration and giveaways via my blog and Newsletter. I’m the only person with access to information held on the site other than my service provider David Tiong Web Consultancy.
Access and retention of data
Social media features
I use Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Information retained by Google Analytics is anonymised and only kept for 26 months.
WordPress Blog Comments
If you leave a comment on my blog you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
You can control or delete cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. Visit your browser’s help information to find out how to do that.
Use and sharing of your data
I only use the personal data collected by Mailerlite and WordPress to send out Newsletters, respond to blog comments, and provide books to the winners of my monthly giveaways. I will always ask the winner for their permission to share their email address with the author who is offering a prize. I mention the first name of the winner of the previous month’s giveaway in the next month’s Newsletter.
I use reports provided by Google Analytics to enhance my understanding of what readers are looking for, and to track performance, security and usability.
Visitors’ comments on my blog may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Rights over your data
If you have left comments on my blog, or have signed up for my Newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any information I’m obliged to keep for legal or security purposes or which I believe I should retain for a legitimate purpose.
If you wish to unsubscribe from my Newsletter then you may click the link in the footer of my email.
If you wish your personal data deleted from my blog or at MailerLite, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The security of your data is as important to me as your privacy as I don’t want my website hacked either. As such I use a two factor authentication process to login to this website.