Privacy Notice

May 10, 2018

This privacy policy is written that I may conform to the GDPR rules now in effect. It discloses the privacy practices for Worlds of K E Young. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you throughout the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information or changes you want made, ex. if you change your email address.
  5. The right to be forgotten.

Information I collect, how I will use it and who I might share it with.

This website is for information and entertainment only. Though there are links to where books might be purchased, we do not sell from this website. Therefore, we collect no credit card numbers, no address, no phone numbers.

The active consent to have your information taken and stored is required by GDPR. This consent (the check boxes or consent buttons) is stored along with the information you supply on the contact form. I am the sole owner of the information collected on this site. I only collect information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. With the sole exception of the email service Mail Chimp, I will not share, sell, or rent this information to anyone.

 By choice, I limit the information I collect to the bare minimum necessary. I do not need a full name. In fact, though you may use your real name, I prefer only your first name. Otherwise, a pen name, username, handle or nickname as you choose as long as the email address is correct and you know who you are when addressed by that name. That name will also appear on any comments you post.

As a security measure, I use two-step validation of your email. That is, a message is sent to your email address and you reply. You may then continue.

 I will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted me as necessary to fulfill your request, such as emails, prizes, notifications, etc. You may make comments if you like. It also allows you access to my Bonus Materials page.

Unless you ask me not to, I may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new books, special appearances, contests, givaways, or changes to this privacy policy. At this time I do not provide a regular newsletter.

Cookies

Aside from the minimal information I collect, this website also uses Google Analytics which uses cookies. Those cookies are also designed with the GDPR rules in mind and make an effort to comply. Information on their policies can be accessed by the following link:

Google Analytics –  https://policies.google.com/privacy

However, there is a cookies notification on the landing page with a button to accept their presence and a link to this document.

Your Access To and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time and if you so choose, we will erase all data concerning you, including that tied to you by Mail Chimp and Google Analytics. You can do the following at any time by emailing us via the contact page on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

In addition, you may opt out of emails by using the check box at the bottom of the email you receive from me.

Security

I take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Your email and ‘name’ are shared with Mail Chimp as that company handles the mailing list but a copy of that list is held by me. That copy is encrypted, as is the backup copy kept offline.

Only those who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via e-mail (worldsofkeyoung@gmail.com