Privacy Policy

The taralain.com website (the “Site”) is used to promote the books written by author Tara Lain. The Site is linked to a commercial email newsletter service that visitors may subscribe to, a Facebook-based fan group that visitors may join, and contests hosted on third party sites that visitors may participate in.

The Site solicits and may collect some personal information (“Personal Data”) from someone who visits the Site (“Guest”) as well as aggregated usage information (“Usage Data”).

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out the types of Personal Data and Usage Data collected and how such information is collected and used. It also explains what rights Guests who have provided Personal Data have to access or change it.

DATA CONTROLLER/OWNER

Tara Lain
Ashland, OR 97521 USA

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TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA AND USAGE DATA COLLECTED

Personal Data can include a Guest’s name, email address, website address. It may also include the IP Address used to access the site and when they consented to this policy and other terms of use relating to the Site. Usage Data can include aggregated information from Guests about geographic location, access device what sites/pages referred Guests to the  Site and how Guests navigated or used the Site. If other types of Personal Data or Usage Data are collected, that information will be covered by this Privacy Policy and a dedicated explanation at the point of collection will be provided.

Guests assume responsibility for the Personal Data of any third party published or shared by them through the Site and declare to have the right to communicate or broadcast that Personal Data, thus relieving the Data Controller of all responsibility.

HOW PERSONAL AND USAGE DATA IS COLLECTED

Some Personal Data is provided directly by a Guest upon solicitation by the Site while other Personal Data and Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Site. Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for the Site to provide the specific information or services requested by the Guest.

USE OF COOKIES

The Site does use cookies which are small text files that are placed on your computer when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and to provide information to the owners of the site.

The cookies we use enable us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, and recognize you when you return to our website or have completed certain site activities like a free download.

Any use of cookies — or of other tracking tools — by the Site or by the owners of third party services used by the Site, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Guests and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the Guest.The names of the cookies used on the Site and the purposes for which these cookies are used are set out in the below:

Cookie Name:  et_bloom_optin_optin_1_constant_contact_2_imp
Purpose: [Used to manage free download status]
Duration: [2 years]

Cookie Name:  _ga
Purpose: [Used to distinguish users]
Duration: [2 years]

Cookie Name:  _gat
Purpose: [Used to throttle request rate.]
Duration: [1 minute]

Cookie Name:  _gid
Purpose: [Used to distinguish users]
Duration: [24 hours]

The Site may contain content and links to other sites that are operated by third parties that may also operate cookies. We don’t control these third party sites or cookies and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. Please consult the terms and conditions and Privacy Policy of the relevant third party site to find out how that site collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.

If you do not wish us to collect cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, your system will continue to accept cookies when you direct your browser to the Site.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

HOW PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED

The Data Controller stores and processes Personal Data and Usage Data using employees, contractors, commercial third-party hosting and other service providers (“Data Processors”).

Access to the Personal Data and Usage data may be available to the Data Processors or their personnel if required to operate the Site and respond to Guests.The updated list of current Data Processors may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

The Data Controller has implemented appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of Personal Data and Usage Data.

The Personal Data and Usage Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the Guest, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the Guest can always request the Data Controller for their suspension or removal of their Personal Data.

USE OF PERSONAL DATA AND USAGE DATA

Personal Data and Usage Data are collected to enable us to operate the Site, market Tara Lain books, provide services including newsletters, fan groups, giveaways, and contests, to respond to requests, and to improve visitor experiences.

Personal data is used to send Tara Lain newsletters where we have consent to do so (currently we use a commercial service, Constant Contact, to manage the delivery of newsletters as well as for analysis of newsletter data such as the open rate of this newsletter. Constant Contact is part of The Endurance International Group, Inc., 10 Corporate Drive, Burlington, MA 01803. This Privacy Notice does not apply to Constant Contact. For more information about the privacy policies of Constant Contact, go to https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/service-provider.

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Site and any third party services may collect files that record visitor interactions with this Site (System Logs) or use for this purpose other information (such as a visitor’s IP Address).

Personal Data and Usage Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller in any legal action arising from improper use of this Site or related services.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Throughout the Site, there are links to third party sites and online stores where the book (or e-book, audiobook, or other related product) can be purchased. We don’t control these third party sites and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. Please consult the terms and conditions and Privacy Policy of the relevant third party site to find out how that site collects and uses your information. Tara Lain may earn a commission from qualifying purchases resulting from a Guest clicking through from the Site to an online store, and then going on to make a purchase.

 

GUESTS RIGHTS

Guests have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about the content and origin of such Personal Data, to verify its  accuracy or to ask for it to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller using the Contact Form on the Site.

Citizens of the European Union have the additional rights provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). These include, but are not limited to: The Right to be Forgotten; the Right of Access; the Right of Portability; and the Right to be Notified About Any Breaches. Any European citizen wishing to exercise any of these rights relative to the data collected by this site may contact the Data Controller at any time, using the Contact Form on the Site.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Ppolicy at any time by giving notice on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a Guest objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the Guest must cease using this Site and can request the Data Controller to erase the Guest’s Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current Privacy Policy applies to all Personal Data and Usage Data the Data Controller has about Guests.

OTHER INFORMATION

This privacy policy is solely about this Site. This Privacy Policy has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.

DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION

This Privacy Policy was last modified on April 23, 2019.

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