Privacy Policy

This page informs website visitors of my policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information. I, Christine Rains, operate this website to provide information about my books. I respect the privacy of my online visitors. In order to provide some services on this website, I may require that you submit some personal information, such as your name and email address.

Information Gathered
I do not collect information about general visitors. This website is publicly visible, and any comment you make, once approved, will be visible.
If I offer a giveaway or opportunity to win a prize, you will need to supply your email in order to receive the giveaway or prize. If it is a prize that needs to be mailed out, you will need to supply your mailing address. This information will not be shared or used for other purposes.
When you sign up for my newsletter, you will need to provide your email address. This information is necessary to communicate with you and to honor your request to receive updates about my book. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter. My email provider, MailChimp, logs your country, how many and what emails you open, and what links you click.
My website provider, Doteasy, and my blog provider, Blogger, may also log data such as your IP address in connection to visits to my site.
You can also subscribe to the feed for my blog by providing your email address and name. This information will only be used to email you articles when they post on my blog.
I do not use Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook pixels, or other advertising/tracking services.
Information Sharing
I will not sell, rent, or share your personally identifiable information with others, unless I have your permission or am required to do so by law. I will not share aggregate data with any other parties.
Information about email opens, link clicks, and open locations helps me gauge the success of my email campaigns and improve future campaigns, sort subscribers into different groups in order to send them emails of particular interest, optimize my books’ availability, and other things to improve my business and serve my readers better.
Security
Your information is stored on MailChimp, Blogger, and Doteasy (my webhost). I may also store a backup copy of the email addresses on my computer.
I am not responsible if MailChimp, Doteasy, Blogger, or my cloud storage experience a data breach. However, if I do hear about such a breach, I’ll do my best to let you know.
Third Party Applications and Links
I may use third party applications to perform services on my behalf, for example, to provide support services for this site or to send out my newsletter. At times, I must disclose relevant personally identifiable information about you, such as email addresses, so they may provide these specific services for me. I am not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these applications. Please refer to the privacy policies of these third-party services to understand their privacy and information collection practices.
I use MailChimp to manage my email subscriber list and to send emails to subscribers. MailChimp is a third-party provider, which may collect and process your data using industry standard technologies to help monitor and improve my newsletter. MailChimp’s privacy policy is available at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
My service may contain links to other websites and software. I am not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites or software. Please read the privacy policies of these third-party sites to understand their privacy and information collection practices.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
I may amend this policy occasionally. It is your responsibility to check this page for any notices of change.
  • I will only use your information with your explicit consent.
  • I will not sell or rent your information to another company or person.
  • You can provide or withdraw your consent at any time.
  • The only times I will use your information without your consent is if I have a legal or contractual obligation to do so.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me: christinerains.writer@gmail.com

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