Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy has been created to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal information, described in United States legal fields as either personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), is being used online. Additionally, information posted here is in compliance with the EU with respect to their GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Please read our privacy policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal information in accordance with our website. Your privacy is critically important and this policy applies to all site visitors and newsletter subscribers.

WHO WE ARE
Jaime Reese (“us”, “we”, “our”) is a pseudonym for the author and owner of this website as well as the owner of the newsletter mailing list managed through the MailChimp service. All Jaime Reese books are self-published through a private label, Romandeavor, Inc. Jaime Reese is the only author publishing through Romandeavor. Therefore, only Jaime Reese and Romandeavor, Inc. have access to the information submitted with each newsletter subscription.

DATA COLLECTION, SHARING, AND STORAGE
Information is collected in different ways. We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site. The information collected is the minimum required to fulfill the request outlined in the form or complete the task. At your request, or when the website or newsletter is closed, we will delete / destroy your personal data in all formats.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Information is also collected by several resources used on this site whose purpose is to improve and protect your site experience.

RESOURCES WE USE THAT COLLECT DATA
MailChimp: Newsletter subscriptions are managed via the MailChimp service. You will never be subscribed to a newsletter or group without your explicit consent. Information is not released or shared with anyone not associated with this site unless required by subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
Automattic: the company responsible for WordPress and the additional add-ins/plug-ins we use in Jetpack products. Specifically, site statistics, Gravatar Hovercards, blog subscriptions, searching, notifications, and Akismet (spam blocking).
WordFence: for site security and scanning
Forms: When choosing to complete a contact form, all fields are clearly labeled and the data is transmitted via email directly to Jaime Reese.

COOKIE POLICY AND INFORMATION
A cookie is a string of information that a Site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on Sites. These files are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers may set their browsers to refuse cookies with the understanding that some site features may not function properly.

Automattic—WordPress and JetPack
Automattic is the company behind WordPress and more. Our website uses the WordPress content management system and uses cookies to deliver feature-specific functionality of Automattic’s products. Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help identify and track visitors and Site usage. For more information about their use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies, please see the Automattic’s Cookie Policy (listed below).

Our website uses the following Automattic products: Jetpack (we use this for site statistics, commenting, Gravatar Hovercards, subscriptions, searching, and notifications), Akismet (spam blocking). These products/services collect and process data in accordance with their Privacy Policy.
Below is the information listed regarding the specific JetPack features used on this site.
For full transparency, here are the Privacy Policies that include all products and options offered by the following third parties.
Automattic’s Privacy Policy is listed here for your review: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

Wordfence
Defiant is the company behind Wordfence. Wordfence is used on this site for security. The plug-in currently sets three cookies which are used before WordPress is loaded and or for administrative login security purposes.


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use the information we collect in the following ways:
• To send periodic newsletters.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature or update.
• To follow up after initial correspondence (via email).
• To maintain site security
• To improve the services we provide and overall website traffic information

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Data collected by third parties is managed by their respective privacy policies (as listed above). For data we can access, your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When orders are placed (e.g. signed paperbacks), all transactions are processed through a gateway provider (PayPal) and are not stored or processed on our servers.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS (text links or graphic/badge links)
Occasionally, we may include links to other websites via a link or badge which the visitor clicks then leaves our site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. We seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites and will promptly remove them should they pose a risk to our visitors.

NEWSLETTER
The Jaime Reese newsletter is sent using the MailChimp service and requires your explicit consent. By subscribing to the newsletter, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy (https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/) and Terms (https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/).

In addition to newsletters, similar data may be collected on other forms for giveaways, contests, book orders, opinion polls, etc. We will not ask for any data than is not required and/or relevant for the purpose stated on the form.

Double opt-in
The Jaime Reese newsletter subscription requires a Double Opt-in. Meaning, when you subscribe to the newsletter, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your subscription request. By confirming your subscription to the newsletter, you are acknowledging that your personal data can be stored and used as listed within this Privacy Policy.

Unsubscribing from newsletters
In the footer of each newsletter, you will find an ‘unsubscribe’ link. Additionally, you can refer to any prior newsletter edition and choose to “update your preferences” by clicking the link also found in the footer of the email newsletter. Within your preferences setting, you can see all the data that is currently collected.

MailChimp does not permanently delete unsubscribe requests. They retain unsubscribe requests for record keeping purposes to ensure you do not receive additional mailers after your “unsubscribe” request. If you would like to have your personal data completely removed from our list, you will need to contact me so that I can manually remove your name and data.

YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to access your personal data held by the site owner, to know how we use it, and to update or correct your personal data. This policy should help make that clear, but specific questions are always welcome. You also have the right to request that we delete all personal data.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Our website does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

CONTACT
All inquiries and requests relating to your personal data can be directed to Jaime Reese at contactme@jaimereese.com. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests and respond to such messages in a timely manner.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy. Therefore, we encourage you to review this page periodically for any changes. Updates to this policy are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.