What Information Does This Site Collect?
Newsletter or Blog:
If you voluntarily sign up for Melissa Payne’s newsletter or blog, this site will record your email address, first and last name. You can refuse to supply personal information, but that will exclude you from certain related activities such as receiving newsletters, blogs, and free offers. When subscribers click on a link in one of my emails or fill out a form, the site may record this information (see below how this information is used).
Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time. You may ask for all your data to be deleted at any time.
Giveaways and Contests:
If you enter a giveaway, your email address, first and last name are collected. If you win a physical prize, you will be asked to give your physical address.
This website may collect non-personal information about visitors when they interact with the site. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.
How Is the Information Used?
Newsletter and blog subscribers’ names and emails will only be used for receiving the newsletters, the blog, or communication from Melissa Payne.
Giveaway entrants will be sent emails only about the giveaway, unless they also signed up for the newsletter or blog.
Information on which email links are clicked on the most will help Melissa Payne choose links that interest readers in future emails.
Sharing of Personal Information
Subscriber information is never shared with a third party.
Sometimes Melissa Payne will include third-party links through email or on the website. These sites have their own policies and you should read those before subscribing or purchasing from them.
Security of Information
All information is saved by Squarespace and only Melissa Payne can access them. Should a data breach ever occur, subscribers will be notified within 7 days.
Use of the Website by Minors
This Website and Melissa Payne’s services are aimed at adults, and I 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 me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.
CAN-SPAN Act Accordance
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
I collect your email address in order to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
Send you additional information related to my books.
Market to my mailing list.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:
Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
Include the physical address of my business or site headquarters.
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
Your Acceptance of These Terms