Here is the privacy policy for my site, and what I do - and don't do - with your information

What I don't do:

I won't store anything about you without your explicit consent, or pass any information about you on to anyone else. Period.

What happens to your information when you sign up for my newsletter:

I store your information securely until it is no longer needed or you ask for it to be removed. I send you a welcome email introducing myself and my work. I also send you regular email newsletters (usually one a month) letting you know about a new release or an update on my latest book.

FAQs

Do you gather data on website users?

Squarespace (my website provider) uses cookies for security and ease of use. You can find their cookie policy here. By clicking Continue on the cookies pop up, you have given your consent for the cookies on this website.

How secure is my data?

All personal details relating to newsletter subscriptions are held securely by Mailchimp, with backups of emails on a secure Apple storage account. I don't pass details to other parties, unless I am complying with a legal requirement (for example, a legitimate request from law enforcement). In the highly unlikely event of a breach of security, all users will be informed as soon as I am made aware of the breach.

What data do you collect?

When a user signs up to my newsletter, they supply their email address. My email newsletters can contain tracking facilities within the actual email, such as buy links. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: where the user joined my newsletter, opening emails, forwarding emails, clicking links in the newsletter, times, dates and frequency of activity, and other similar information.

What do you do with the data?

This information is processed to refine future emails, and supply the user with content based around their interests.

What do I do if the information you have about me is incorrect?

Please email me at cate@catedean.com from your subscribed email address, and let me know what information needs to be corrected.

How long do you keep the data?

The data is kept until such time as it is no longer relevant. However, you may request that your data be deleted at any time by emailing cate@catedean.com from your subscribed email address.

What information do you hold on me?

Please email me at cate@catedean.com from your subscribed email address to request a free copy of personal information held about you.

How do I stop getting emails from you?

Simply click on the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of any newsletter.

Do you get anything when users click on links?

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This doesn't cost the user anything and it doesn't influence the choice of books or services I recommend. I don't pass any of the information I store on users to Amazon. Please be aware, however, that Amazon will know that the referral came from this site. See Amazon's Privacy Policy for further information on what they will do with the information they have on you.

What happens if I share a link to your site?

Your social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page.

 

If you have any questions about the privacy policy, please feel free to contact me.

cheers,

~Cate