Privacy Policy

Additional Information

Gina Cole operates ginacolebooks.com and may operate other websites. It is her policy to respect your privacy regarding any information she may collect while operating her websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Gina Cole collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Her purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, Gina Cole may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gina Cole also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the website. Gina Cole only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Gina Cole's websites choose to interact in ways that require her to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that she gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.  Gina Cole does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Gina Cole may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. She may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, she does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Gina Cole discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on her behalf or to provide services available at the websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Gina Cole will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, she discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when she believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Gina Cole, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the website and have supplied your email address, she may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Gina Cole takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Gina Cole uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Gina Cole may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in her sole discretion. She encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have an account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Email marketing messages & subscription
Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an email marketing service provider.

We use:

Mailchimp
Here is their Privacy Policy:
Mailchimp Privacy Policy

They capture/collect:
Name
Email address
IP address
Subscription time & date
Location
Source of consent form

You can opt out of receiving emails or ask to see the data we hold for you, or request we remove your data at any time by the following methods:

• Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email
• Contact us at ginnysterlingbooks@gmail.com


Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third-party website.


Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.


We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.


Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies provided by GoDaddy in how we store, access and manage that information.


We use these companies to manage data, sponsored links, affiliate tracking, and commissions. Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners Google AdSense, eBay Partner Network, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates, or are served through our own means.


Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; www.kwillbooks.com or as a titled text link like this: Bookshops in Cambridge

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. We might earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.


We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.


If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.


Social Media

We use social media to connect with our readers. Social media platforms may collect data on their users in accordance with their own privacy policies. The individual privacy polices for each of the social media platforms we utilize are listed below.

Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Data Policy
Pinterest Privacy Policy
Instagram Data Policy


UPDATED July 2018