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Hi! Heather Guimond owns and operates heatherguimond.com.
Foremost, it’s my policy to respect your privacy. I’m not going to sell, rent or trade email lists with anyone. We all hate spam, and the last thing I’m going to do is sell out my homies. But, just to make sure we’re on the up and up, I’m going to provide a lot of detailed info on when and why I collect information, how it’s used, and the very rare occasions I might disclose it to others.
What do I do with your data?
Well, the first reason is to make a website tailored to give you all information relating to my work and my upcoming releases, and pretty much any other things you might want to know about me. I also use it for market research, so I can better understand which of my works you like!
With your permission, I’ll send you periodic newsletters about new releases, games, contests, giveaways, and some bonus content you won’t find anywhere else (think: deleted/extended scenes, exclusive serial stories written just for you, and any other cool ideas and promotional offers I come up with to keep you coming back for more. Note, I do often combine newsletters to include my pen name, Hayley Foxx, and to feature other authors' new releases.
Where I have a legal duty or right to use or disclose your info (for example, in relation to an investigation by a public authority or in the case of a legal dispute.)
As part of the signup process for my email newsletter, I collect personal information. I use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about; to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; to check my records are correct and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I don’t rent or trade email lists with other organizations and businesses.
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails. Occasionally, I use Instafreebie and Bookfunnel to offer free books. I do require collection of email addresses for such free books because I want to be able to offer you first crack at any new stuff, and make sure you are of the first informed about anything and everything related to my books. You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time. My feelings won’t be hurt; however if you resubscribe, you'll have to double confirm your request, just to be sure I'm not sending you content you don't want.
Please feel free to view their privacy policies:
Instafreebie – https://www.instafreebie.com/about/privacy Bookfunnel – https://bookfunnel.com/privacy/
I may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. I may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, I will not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on my behalf or to provide services available at my websites, and that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
I will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect my property or rights, third parties or the public at large.
Cookies cannot know any personal information by themselves, you would have to enter that information onto the website they reside on and I do not use any tracking cookies (while we love our stalkers, er… fans, we won’t cyber-stalk you back.
BUT, if you prefer not to have cookies enabled, then please… set your browser to disable them before using the site. Some stuff might look a little skewed but you’ll still be able to use the site!
Access to your personal information
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Simply click “Update Preferences” on our email newsletter.
Email and Personal Information Collected By My Webstore
If you buy from my webstore, the email is used to send you order information and updates, and may be added to my Mailing List (currently under Constant Contact, though subject to change without notice). Occasionally I will send information about my store sales. You are free to unsubscribe at any time. However, you will be added back automatically when future purchases are made because a valid email address is a necessary requirement for buying from the store on the website.
The snail address information collected from you is used for tax purposes and is required by the state of California to be requested. Paypal collects on my behalf any financial information necessary to process the sale, including the state in which you reside. Paypal handles all Paypal purchases.