Privacy Policy

It is Vonda Sinclair's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you or which you may provide to us, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”). We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

• we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;

• we are performing a contract with you for our services; and

• we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we, Vonda Sinclair, are the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy. This policy is effective as of May 9, 2018. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

Personal Data we collect via our website www.vondasinclair.com (the “Website”)

Personal Data that you provide to us

We only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways:

Activity Types of Personal Data Collected When you sign-up to:

• receive free content, including eBooks, blog post links, new release information, contest information, bonus content, and offers;

• Email address

• First name

• Last name

• Country

• Any Personal Data which you provide to us in the contact box of the form

• Information for surveys

We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

 

Sharing of your Personal Data

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below: We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

 

Keeping your Personal Data secure

We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

 

Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

 

Children

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

 

Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email author@vondasinclair.com  or via our postal address:  P.O. Box 1264, Mars Hill, NC 28754

• see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;

• ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;

• ask us to delete your Personal Data;

• object to the processing of your Personal Data;

• ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;

 • withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and

• express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

You can also update or change your personal information by using the newsletter sign up form.

 

Change of purpose

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Additional Information

At times, I may post a contest or survey. Participation in these surveys and contests is voluntary and completely up to you. Any contact information you provide will be used to notify winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used to provide subscribers and readers with more of the content they love most.

Links

This website contains links to other sites, such as sites where my books are available for sale. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those other sites.

Cookies and Other Tracking Data

We use Google Analytics, and some social media like buttons or plugins. These third-party sites and applications may use "cookies" which is data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to identify repeat visitors to the site for statistical purposes. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information about you on my site. In other words, I don't know who you are, but I can tell which country you are from or how you reached my website.

Visitor Analytics

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors' general details of the customers' websites. Collecting these statistics, a website can make their visitors' experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, we are using cookies to collect data about visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by checking your browser settings on each device - for details, see aboutcookies.org.

 

Contact Us

Our full details are: Vonda Sinclair

Email for Privacy Questions: author@vondasinclair.com

Postal Address: P.O. Box 1264, Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Vonda

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