It is Michelle Kidd (Author)’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information collected from you, or which you may provide, in the circumstances set out below.  Accordingly, Michelle Kidd has developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how your personally identifiable information (“personal data”) is collected, used, communicated, disclosed, safeguarded and otherwise made use of.

Michelle Kidd will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • There are lawful grounds to do so, including complying with legal obligations

  • We are performing a contract with you for our services; and

  • We have legitimate interests in using your personal data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU general Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), Michelle Kidd is the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how your personal data is used, please contact via the contact details at the end of this policy. This policy is effective as of January 2020.  Privacy practices are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and as such this policy may be changed from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

  1. Personal data we collect via the website michellekiddauthor.com (the “website”)

Personal data that you provide to us.

Your personal data is only collected where you choose to interact with the Website in the following ways:

 

Activity

 

Types of Personal Data Collected

When you sign up to:

  • Receive free content, including ebooks, news and offers

  • Email address

  • First name

  • Last name

When you purchase a book directly from  us

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Phone no

  • Any personal data which you provide in any free text box of the form

  • Payment method choice (payment details are held by a payment processor, not us)

When you complete a media enquiries form

  • Name

  • Emails address

  • Phone number

  • Any personal data which you provide in any free text box of the form

 

Data that is collected automatically

Certain information is collected automatically when you visit the Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your internet service provider.  This information is not linked with any Personal Data.

Other data may also be collected automatically through the use of cookies on the Website. Please see the cookie policy to find out more about the types of cookies that can be set and why, and how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

 

  1. Use of your Personal Data

Your Personal Data is only used when the law allows us to.  Most commonly, your Personal Data is used to:

  • Process and manage your use of the Website

  • Respond to your questions, comments and requests

  • Where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences/may be of interest to you

  • Improve our services and the Website through analysis of information

 

  1. Sharing of your Personal Data

Your privacy is taken seriously and your Personal Data will not be shared with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

Your Personal Data may be shared as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

 

  1. Keeping your Personal Data secure

We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data collected. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

 

  1. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

Your Personal Data will only be used and stored for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and as otherwise communicated to you. The Personal Data held is reviewed at regular intervals and is deleted permanently or anonymised when no longer necessary.

 

  1. Children

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years of age. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

 

  1. Access to and control over your  Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email (michelle@michellekiddauthor.com)

  • See what Personal Data we hold about you (if any) including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;

  • Ask us to change or correct your Personal Data;

  • Ask us to delete your Personal Data;

  • Object to the processing of your Personal Data;

  • Withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and

  • Express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

 

  1. Change of purpose

Your Personal Data will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have any explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

 

If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

 

  1. Contact us

Email for privacy questions: michelle@michellekiddauthor.com

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