Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Janus Publishing and our websites: http://rachel-grant.net, http://www.ratinformant.com/ and https://rachelsgrant.wordpress.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise.

Information Collected
Among the types of Personal Data that this website collects through third parties, there are: Cookies and Usage Data. Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using this website.

If you subscribe to Rachel Grant’s newsletter (either by signing up through the form embedded on this website or by specifically opting-in via a contest run outside of this website), you will be asked to provide basic contact information such as your name, email address, and country of residence. Other questions asked (e.g. preferred ebook format) is entirely optional.

How the Information is Used
An electronic newsletter is emailed to you using the contact information that you provided at sign-up on this website or through a contest.

  • A third-party service, Vertical Response, maintains the contact information and deliverse-newsletters. This service gathers statistics around email opening and clicks per industry standards. For more information, please see Vertical Response’s privacy notice.
  • The newsletter announces new releases, promotions, or general information about the author and books.
  • Your contact information may be used in a random drawing from the list of newsletter subscribers in order to give you free books or other promotional items. All contests are announced in a newsletter.
  • You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of a newsletter. Your data will be deleted and you will receive no more newsletters.

Website traffic data may also be used at some point to help with marketing decisions. This does not include any data that can identify you personally. Instead, it could include things like the type of browser used to access this website, which pages are viewed, and whether any buy links are clicked. One of the industry standards for this type of data collection is Google Analytics. You can view their privacy policy to understand types of data collected: Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

In addition, data is collected by AddThis & ShareThis when the social media sharing buttons are used. For more information regarding this practice, please see:

Security
Personal identifying data is not stored, saved, or shared outside of the third-party newsletter service, Vertical Response. Website traffic statistical data is not shared outside of a third-party analytics service, such as Google Analytics or AddThis. Website security is maintained through the website design/update service (Naomi Raine) and hosting platform (Laughing Squid).

Links to other Websites
This website contains buy links to online book retailers. Clicking on a link takes you to one of those sites. From there, your privacy is controlled by those sites and you would have to refer to their privacy policies for further information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
If this policy is updated, it will appear on this website along with the date of the change.

Contact Information
Janus Publishing
PO Box 4590
Rollingbay, WA 98061

Affiliate Link Disclosure
Last revised: May 14, 2018
This website uses affiliate links for some online retailers. If you purchase something via those retailers after clicking through from this website, a small advertising commission may be paid to the owner of this website. This does not affect the cost of the items purchased.

Affiliate Vendors:
Amazon
Google Play
Kobo
Apple Books


Sample Privacy Statement Provided by WordPress

Who we are

Our website address is: https://rachel-grant.net.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements