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Privacy Policy

Who I am

I am Bob Pryor, author, and your genial host at Bob Pryor Books (http://bobpryorbooks.com).

What personal data I collect and whom I share it with

The only personal data I collect is the email addresses of people who sign up for my free monthly newsletter. I do not share this data, excepting only that I have a mailing-list company that serves and maintains my subscriber list. That company is MailerLite and their full privacy policy is here:

https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy

If you follow that link, you will see that the nub of MailerLite’s policy regarding subscription lists is contained in Item 9, “Protecting Subscriber’s lists and data” which reads in relevant part: “[W]e will never share, sell or rent your [Bob Pryor’s] customer [subscriber] data to anyone for any reason.” I follow the same policy: no sharing, no selling/renting, no nothing.

Why I collect the data and how long it is retained

I use the email data I collect primarily in order to email my free monthly newsletter to my subscribers. I also use it send new subscribers a link to the “freebie” (free article) they get for signing up to be a subscriber. And I anticipate I will also occasionally email subscribers with news of upcoming book releases (by me). Email address data is retained for as long as the user wishes to continue her/his subscription to my newsletter. Users are free to unsubscribe at any time, in which case their data will be purged from my records.

If you leave a comment at my site, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Comments

If and when you leave comments at my site, your IP address and your browser’s ‘user agent string’ may be looked at by my spam detection software or other software designed to ensure a safe, trouble-free visitor experience.

Visitors to the site who leave comments and who are using an avatar called a “gravatar” should know that an anonymized (i.e., individual-user-cannot-be-identified) string created from the user’s email address may be provided to the Gravatar service so that your gravatar image/picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. (That’s why you have a gravatar, right?) The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If you upload an image as part of a comment or for any other reason, you may want to ensure the image does not contain embedded data regarding your/its geographic location (EXIF GPS).

Contacting me

You can send me a message using the form on my Contact Page.

Cookies

My website uses cookies, which, to the best of my understanding, are small data files placed by websites on the browsers of people visiting the site. I use cookies so that my website’s software can recognize and differentiate between, for example, a new visitor to the site and one who has been here before. I may also use cookies as an aid in determining, for example, which are my site’s most visited, or most commented-on, pages or posts.

I make a good faith effort to collect as little data about my website’s visitors as possible. If you do not choose to accept cookies, my site will deny your browser access. Cookies will be kept for a period of one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles or comments on this site may occasionally include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, text articles, etc.) from other sites. Embedded content behaves in exactly the same way as it would if the visitor had visited the other website—that is, these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the that embedded content (if you have an account and are logged in to that website). Users who upload such content to my site with the intention of selling or marketing a product or service will be banned and the content deleted, at my sole discretion.

Site Analytics

I do not currently use any form of website analytics, but visitors to my site should be aware that I may, at any time, contract with a provider of such services to perform extremely basic analytic functions, such as determining which are my most visited web pages or which pages/features of my site correlate with visitors choosing to leave the site. It is my understanding that this sort of basic data can be readily tracked in an anonymized fashion, wherein no individual user’s identity is ever known to the analyzer or the webmaster. If such anonymization is not possible, I will forgo the use of analytics. If it is possible, I will only track anonymized, aggregate user behavior across the web, so as to discover, for example, what percentage of my users regularly visits Amazon.com.  If I ever do begin using analytics, I will post a notice to that effect on my site and will inform my newsletter recipients as well.  

What rights you have over your data

If you have given me your email address or left comments on the site or supplied me with any other sort of additional information (None will ever be asked for), you can ask to be sent a file of all the data I have on you, and this request will be promptly complied with. You can also request that I delete any data whatsoever that I have on you, and this request too will be promptly complied with (“promptly” being within 2-to-3 days of the receipt of the request).

How I protect your data

I protect your data mainly by not sharing it with anyone, ever (except that, as mentioned above, I do have a mailing-list service, MailerLite, which handles my emailing needs in regard to my newsletter subscribers). Please note that MailerLite’s privacy and security policies are every bit as rigorous as my own, if not more so.

What data breach procedures do I have in place?

If there is ever an incident that involves a possible breach of subscriber information (such as hacking or theft of my computer—an extremely unlikely event, due to rigorous cyber- and physical-security measures I have in place), I will immediately notify subscribers by posting a notice at my site, sending an email to all subscribers, or both.

Children

My website is intended for adults, as is the case with my newsletter and books. If you are under 15 years of age, please wait a few years before visiting my site, and please do not provide me with your email address, personal data, or data of any kind whatsoever.

What third parties do I receive data from?

None.

What automated decision making and/or profiling do I do with user data?

None.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The book publishing industry and the web-blogging industry do not, to the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, enjoy the dubious ministries of regulatory bodies or have any regulatory disclosure requirements. I am not a lawyer and welcome correction in this and all legal/regulatory matters.

Finally

Thank you for reading my Privacy Policy. If you have questions, please contact me as specified above.

 

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