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Privacy Statement

Joely Sue Burkhart operates the JoelySueBurkhart.com website, which provides information related to the author.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding my policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to sign up for Joely’s newsletter or enter any sponsored contests.

If you choose to sign up for Joely’s newsletter or enter sponsored contests, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that I collect is used for providing information and updating subscribers/contestants only. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. Personal Information collected via Google Documents will be deleted once the contest winner has been contacted. If you enter a contest managed via this website, you will not be added to a mailing list. Should you wish to be added to Joely’s mailing list, please see the newsletter page.

Information Collection and Use

To deliver newsletters and author-related messages, I may require you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your first name and email address. The information that I collect will be used to contact or identify you. My mailing list is not shared with or sold to third parties. This also includes other authors, my publicist, my publishers, or an agent.

Log Data

I want to inform you that whenever you visit Joely’s website, I collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of Joely’s website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. This information may be used to create ads based on those who visit this website. However, this data will not be used by anyone other than Joely.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data that are commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

This website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, there is a possibility that you may not be able to use some portions of the services provided on the website.

Service Providers

I may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate my business;
  • To provide the business-related services on my behalf; or
  • To perform business-related services.

I want to inform my visitors that these third parties have access to your Personal Information to perform the tasks assigned to them on my behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security

I value your trust in providing me your Personal Information, thus I am striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. Therefore, I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

My Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case I discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, I immediately delete this from the servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided me with personal information, please contact me so that I will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update my Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, I advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about Joely’s Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me.

4 thoughts on “Privacy Statement

  1. So sad you even have to say this stuff. Thank you for clarifying, though.

    1. You’re welcome, Lana! And yeah, I totally agree. I can’t believe someone actually hunted down a reviewer’s home address and called them at work! Ugh.

  2. It appears I missed out on some kind of stalker scandal. Thanks for the proactive protection of my privacy. That’s very responsible of you!

  3. Thanks so much…

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