Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to give you useful information about the way this website, shonamoyce.com and the owner, Shona Moyce, collects or uses your personal information, ensuring it is done in a way that does not infringe your privacy rights. Please read the following carefully to get a clear understanding of how your information is collected, used, protected or otherwise handled.

 

When is your information collected?

The website collects information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter (blog updates) or fill out a form for contests, sweepstakes, and giveaways or other site events and features.

 

How is your information used?

The information collected from you is only ever used as specifically stated when you provide that information or as set out in this policy. Some examples of the information collected and how it is used are:

Email newsletters: These keep readers up-to-date with new blog posts from the website, and also information on books, events, offers, etc. If you would like to subscribe to these updates, you can do so on the site. Your email address is required so that the newsletter can be sent to you.

Promotions: The website may run periodical sweepstakes, giveaways, and competitions, or surveys/polls. In addition to your answer or entry, other information may be required, such as your name and email address. This information is used solely to administer the promotion, and for any other purpose to which you consented when you entered. Winning entries will require further information, such as your mailing address so that your prize can be sent to you.

Email and other contact details: You may wish to contact me from time to time by sending letters or emails or by filling in contact forms on the website. This information will only be used to respond to your query or suggestion.

 

How is your visitor information protected?

This site does not use an SSL certificate. It provides only articles and information. You will never be asked for private information such as credit card numbers. This site does not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards; it does use regular Malware Scanning.

 

Cookies?

Yes. This website uses cookies. This helps to provide you with a good experience whilst browsing the website, and also allows for improvements to the site.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help to understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction for better site experiences and tools in the future. This site may also use trusted third-party services which track this information.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) settings. If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient.

All this talk of cookies makes me hungry.

 

Third-party disclosure

Your personal information will not be sold, traded, or otherwise transferred to outside parties without advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist in operating this website, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your information may be released when its release is appropriate to comply with legal obligations, enforce site policies, or protect my rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

 

Third-party links

This site may contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies and that I do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Google AdSense is not currently enabled on this site but it might be in the future.

 

Changes to this privacy policy

Any changes made to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes.

 

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be emailed or addressed to the following:

Email:
shona[at]shonamoyce.com

Postal address:
Shona Moyce
Building 7603, PO Box 6945
London, W1A 6US
United Kingdom

UPDATED Feb 2016