Privacy and Cookie Policy

This privacy policy sets out how this website (hereafter "the Store") uses and protects any information that you give the Store while using this website. The Store is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Store may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

This website also uses cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies from Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Google to collect and receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet, and uses that information to provide measurement services and to target ads. This does NOT give us access to your personal information. If you’re uncomfortable with this, you can opt out of some or all of the above mentioned advertising methods by following these instructions:

  • To opt out of Facebook and Google tracking, go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices, select “Facebook Inc.” and/or “Google Inc.” from “Companies Customizing Ads For Your Browser” and click on “Submit your choices.”
  • To opt out of Reddit tracking, go to https://www.reddit.com/personalization
  • To opt out of Twitter tracking, you can do one of three things:

    1. Using your Twitter settings, visit the Personalization and data settings and adjust the setting Personalize ads.
    2. If you’re on the web, you can visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at http://optout.aboutads.info/ to opt out of seeing interest-based advertising from Twitter in your current browser.
    3. On your mobile device, enable the Limit Ad Tracking setting in your iOS phone’s settings, or the setting to Opt out of Ads Personalization in your Android phone’s settings.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We also use hashed email addresses to target ads. If you are not comfortable with this, you can contact us through the "Contact Us" form, or by sending an email to jeff at jeffcolemanwrites dot com, and ask to be excluded. You will subsequently be removed from all further advertising campaigns.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, and are also used for analytics and targetted advertising campaigns. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by letting us know using our "Contact Us" form

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information as part of a targetted advertising campaign (unless you contact us through the "Contact Us" form to opt out), or to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting (if you tell us that you wish for this to happen.)

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you at no cost. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email us this request using the "Contact Us" form.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Subscribing to the Newsletter

By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to receive a bi-weekly email including (but not limited to) information about what Jeff Coleman is working on and when he's going to publish his next book. You also agree to allow us to use your email address for the purpose of targeting ads. We ONLY target ads in order to promote his writing and will NEVER share your email address with other marketers.

If you wish to subscribe to the mailing list without being part of a targeted advertising campaign, you can send an email to jeff at jeffcolemanwrites dot com or send a message through the "Contact Us" form after subscribing and ask to be excluded.

You can easily unsubscribe from the list at any time through a link provided at the bottom of each email, through the "My Account" link on the website, or by clicking here.