We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
we are performing a contract with you for our services; and
1. Personal Data we collect via our website [http://www.karaswanson.com] (the “Website”)
We only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways:
Signing up to Kara Swanson' newsletter to receive updates, information, and offers
Types of data we collect: email address
Buying Signed Copies from Kara Swanson
Types of data we collect: email address, first name, last name, mailing address, payment method choice (payment details are held by PayPal, not us)
Using the Contact Form or other form on the website
Types of data we collect: email address, first name, last name, any personal data you provide us in the free text box on the form.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and geographic location/country. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.
2. Use of your Personal Data
We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to:
process and manage your use of our website;
respond to your questions, comments, and requests;
where you have opted-in to receive marketing/newsletters/emails/updates/offers from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences/may be of interest to you; these email may use geographic information to tailor the updates to your location;
improve our services and Website through analysis of information.
3. Sharing of your Personal Data
We take your privacy seriously and will not share with, or rent, sell, or give away your Personal Data to others.
4. Keeping your Personal Data secure
We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.
We use MailChimp for our Marketing Automation platform for Kara Swanson's Mailing List and Author Newsletter.
5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data
This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we 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 us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address, without parental consent.
7. Access to and control over your Personal Data
You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email karasiawigirl [at] gmail.com.
see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
ask us to delete your Personal Data;
object to the processing of your Personal Data;
ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and
express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.
8. Change of purpose
We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
9. Contact Us
Our full details are: Kara Swanson
Email for Privacy Questions: karasiawigirl [at] gmail.com