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What cookies do you use and why?

I use cookies to track how you use this website, for example, what pages you visit and how long you spend on them. This helps me get a better understanding of how people are using my site and how they access it.

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I use tracking cookies on this website to help improve occasional advertising campaigns. I may track how you have entered the site, what ads you click and what pages you visit.

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For further information please see the Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

1. What information does this website collect?

1.1 If you voluntarily sign up for my newsletter, this site will record your email address. When subscribers click on a link in one of my emails or fills out a form, the site may record this information - see (5) for how this information is used.

1.2 Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time. You may ask for all your data to be deleted at any time.

2. Competitions

If you enter a competition, your email address is collected. If you win a physical prize, you will be asked to give your name and physical address.

3. Non-personal information

This website may collect non-personal information about visitors. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.

4. Cookies

This website may use “cookies” to enhance visitor experience. Typically, cookies may be placed on visitors' hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Visitors may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to send an alert when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly. Read more about cookies here.

5. How is my personal information used?

5.1 Newsletter and blog subscribers’ names and emails will be used for receiving the newsletters, the blog, or communication from me.

5.2 Competition entrants will be sent emails only about the giveaway, unless they also signed up for the newsletter or blog.

5.3 Information on which email links are clicked on the most will help me choose links that interest readers in future emails.

6. How is my personal information processed?

6.1 Third-party providers

I use the following third-party providers to process and store user data. These are:

Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC): to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to newsletter subscribers. Read their privacy policy here.

Google Analytics: to measure the performance of this website. Read their privacy policy here. to host this website. Read their privacy policy here.

Facebook: the Facebook Pixel tracks visitors to this website from Facebook to measure the performance of occasional advertised posts on Facebook. Learn more about the pixel here. Read their privacy policy here.

6.2 Lookalike audiences

Email addresses may occasionally be used to create lookalike audiences for online marketing directly related to this website and the work I produce as an author and writer. This does not distribute the emails or sign subscribers up to any other services. Learn more about lookalike audiences here.

6.3 Other third parties

I will not share your personal information with any other third-party unless I have your permission or the law requires me to.

7. UK and EU Law

Any personal information I hold about you is stored and processed in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

8. Third-party links

Sometimes I will include third-party links through email or on my website. These sites have their own policies and you should read those before subscribing or purchasing from them.

9. Security of Information

All information is saved by and only I and the website administrator at Moor Heart Media Limited can access it. Should a data breach ever occur, subscribers will be notified.

10. Use of website by minors

All subscribers must be 18 or older or have the consent of a parent or guardian.

11. Changes to this privacy policy

I may update this Privacy Policy at any time. A notice about such changes will be emailed to subscribers. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

12. Your acceptance of these terms

By visiting and using, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, you cannot use the site. Continued use of the site means you accept the policy and any periodic changes.

13. Contact

13.1 You can contact me to ask us what data I hold about you, who has access to it and how it is being used.

13.2 I will delete any data about you that I hold if you ask me to.

13.3 To make a request or for any questions relating to this privacy policy, please contact me.