Privacy Policy

Effective 25th May 2018

As an author I respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship I have with you. This Privacy Policy explains the types of personal information which are collected on www.dorindabalchin.com how I may use that information, and whom I may share it with, it also describes the choices you can make about how the information which you provide to me is used, and how you can reach me to update your contact information, contact me with general questions or comments, or answer any questions you may have about my privacy practices.

INFORMATION I COLLECT

Getting My books
On occasion, I may offer giveaways. In these instances, I will ask for your contact information (such as name and mailing address) to send your book; I may also request other information that I think is useful or relevant.

Contests and Promotions
From time to time I may run online contests or other promotions. If you choose to participate, I may need to ask you for your contact information. In some cases I may also ask you for other information in connection with the promotion.

Contact Me
You may choose to contact me through my website. If you e-mail me with comments or questions, I will have your e-mail address, as well as any other information you choose to provide.

Passive Collection of Information
When you visit my website, your browser automatically sends me certain Internet-related information, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you’re using and your originating domain.

I also collect certain information about visitors to my website, such as how many users visit the site, the average time spent on the site, which pages have been viewed, and any websites which have referred visitors. This information is collected to enable me to better tailor my website for the enjoyment of visitors. While I generally examine such information only in the aggregate, such information could be linked back to individual IP addresses.

HOW I USE INFORMATION WHICH HAS BEEN COLLECTED
I only use information collected through my website in connection with the purpose for which it was submitted (for example, I may wish to contact you to answer a question, or to send you information or a book you have requested).

I may also use the information which has been collected to send you information which I think may be of interest to you, to customize my contacts with you and to do other internal analyses, such as market research, that will allow me to better meet the needs of my readers.

Information I Share
I do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information about my website visitors to any third party, although I may disclose information about you (i) if I am required to do so by law, (ii) in response to legal process, (iii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iv) when I believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Links to Other Websites
I provide links to other websites in my articles and blog posts for your convenience and information. These sites operate independently from www.dorindabalchin.com and are not under my control. These sites may have their own privacy notices in place, which I strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked website. I am not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or the privacy practices of these sites.

Children’s Privacy
This website is intended for an audience of adult readers, and is not meant for children. I do not knowingly collect information from children under 13.

Updates to this Privacy Notice
I may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so that you are aware of any changes or updates to the Notice. I will give the effective date of the Notice at the top of this page.

How to Contact Me
Please contact me if you would like to update your contact information or have any questions about this Privacy Policy.

You can contact me at dorinda@dorindabalchin.com

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