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I will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misused or alteration of your PII. I will not provide your email address or any other PII to any other person, other than (i) to Mailerlite or other providers which assist me in sending newsletters and emails, or (ii) if required to be disclosed by law or in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding.
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The information you provide when you join my mailing list will never be sold or shared with anyone. I typically send out 12-20 newsletters a year, where I tell you about new books, sales, giveaways, and give you advance previews of book covers and content from upcoming releases.
Tracking cookies on my website
You are not required to provide personally identifiable information (PII) to visit and browse my website. If you’re logged onto Facebook when you visit certain pages on my site, a tracking pixel generated by Facebook may remember you as a visitor to SharonHamilton.com and you may see ads for my books on Facebook from time to time. I do not personally track users after they visit my site or provide data to third party users.
However, the server for this website and other analytics software hosted on this website may collect data about your visit, your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system, geographic location, referral source, pages visited, and other “analytics” data.
I may review this data from time to time to understand how my website is used so that I can improve it for users. I do not currently provide that data to any third parties, but may in the future release it to publishers or agents interested in my work as a demonstration of my newsletter subscription and/or reader following.
I reserve the right to remove any comments from the blog if I find them offensive, defamatory, obscene, abusive, vulgar, or in any way inappropriate.
My website and blog may include hyperlinks to other websites. I have no control over and am not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites and blogs.
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You may copy and quote from my website and blog without limitation, so long as you provide attribution to me and a link back to my site.