Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how the MBrownAuthor.com website uses the personal data it collects when you use this website.

What data do I collect?

Personal Information. If you fill out a form on this website to receive a free book, discounted book, my newsletter, or other promotional item(s), you provide your (a) name and (b) email address. These two pieces of information are the only bits of Personal Information I request, collect, and retain. You don’t have to give me this Personal Information, but by declining to fill out the form I won’t be able to send you the item(s) you want or news about future books.

Reader Comments. If you use the About webpage form to leave a book review or a compliment, I might want to reprint it with your name to promote the book to new readers. Or I won’t reprint it if you specifically ask me not to use it. If I misunderstand your permission or if you change your mind, you may ask to have your review or compliment removed by emailing [email protected]

Demographic Information. Third Party plugins or services may record your IP address to create a general profile of your IP address’s city, state, country, age range, interests, purchases, etc. This generic information is not linked to your (a) name or (b) email address.

How do I collect your data?

You provide your Personal Information when you type your information into a webpage form.
You provide your Demographic Information when you interact with the website by ‘clicking’ on menus, links, and images.

How will I use your data?

I use your Personal Information to:

  • Send you the item(s) you requested.
  • Subscribe you to my newsletter and/or the reader group you requested.
  • Send you offers on books, newsletters, groups, or other products you might like.
  • Create a “look alike” group of individuals with interests like yours. A third-party service, such as Facebook, may examine a list of M Brown subscribers to create a list of Facebook users they think will have a similar interest in science fiction romance books. This use does not give Facebook permission to keep your Personal Information or use it to contact you.

I will not sell, swap, or give your Personal Information to anyone. I always try to comply with applicable laws as I understand them. Let me know if I mess-up and I’ll try to fix it.

How do I store your data?

I use the third-party mailing service to store and manage your Personal Information and use it to email my newsletters. MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. By using MailerLite to store and manage my subscriber list, you can unsubscribe from the list by simply ‘clicking’ the ‘unsubscribe’ link provided at the bottom of each emailed newsletter. MailerLite will remove you from the MBrownAuthor list within 24 hours.

Direct Marketing

A couple times a year I might email an offer of other books, newsletters, groups, or products you might like. Each offer will include an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the email if you feel you are receiving too many of these.

Affiliate Marketing

This site may contain affiliate links to my books at companies I use, trust, and recommend, such as Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and other booksellers. If you click on these affiliate links to buy my books, the affiliate company may offer M Brown a small referral commission. This commission does not increase your cost.

Cookies

Cookies are small files placed on your computer to collect and report generic Demographic Information containing internet log and visitor behavior information. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Third-party services embedded in this website may collect generic Demographic Information, set cookies, and/or send that generic information to their database to assist M Brown in finding new visitors who may want my book(s), newsletter(s), and/or other promotional item(s).

  • Google Analytics. Every page of this website contains a Google Analytics tracking code to identify and record user interactions, such as what pages you viewed, how long you stayed on the page, what page you viewed next, etc. Google Analytics may use cookies and collect generic browsing behavior and traffic information, such as URL, ISP, IP address, entry page, exit page, and other statistical, demographic, or aggregated information. Google is not able to link this Demographic Information with the Personal Information you provided on this site.
  • Facebook Pixel. A Facebook pixel appears on every page of this site to help me track responses to Facebook advertising campaigns.
  • reCAPTCHA. I have implemented reCAPTCHA v3 on my site to protect the site from spam and malicious acts. Use of reCAPTCHA v3 is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. reCAPTCHA works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, then sends that data to Google for analysis. Google does not associate this Demographic Information with your Personal Information (your name and email).
  • Affiliate Marketing. When you click on a product sold by an affiliate company, such as Amazon, the affiliate company may place a cookie on your computer that may offer M Brown a small referral commission. This commission does not increase your cost.

How to manage your cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and allaboutcookies.org tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.

Privacy policies of other websites

This website may contain links to other websites. M Brown is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the content on these other sites. My privacy policy does not apply to them.

Your limitation of usage

You may not copy, modify, distribute, license, disseminate, display, reproduce, transfer, sell, or offer to sell any material, information, product, image, text, code, or service viewed or obtained from this site without written permission from M Brown.

My limitation of liability

By using and viewing the content on this site, you acknowledge that M Brown specifically disclaims any contractual, tort, strict, or any other liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or any other type of damage associated with this site, including, but not limited to, any virus that may infect your computer or the unavailability or failure of any site functions. I strive to ensure such events don’t occur, but you are solely responsible for any damages related to viewing or downloading material from this site or sites linked to this site.

What are your data protection rights?

You have the following rights:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your Personal Information. I do not charge for this service, but as I only retain your (a) name and (b) email address, if you ask me to tell you your name and email address more than twice a year, I might have to remove you from my subscription list(s).

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that I correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request I complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request I erase your personal data. Or you can do that yourself by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of every email from M Brown.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to my processing your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that I transfer the data that I have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, email or snail mail me.

How to contact me

Email:
[email protected]

Or snail mail:
M Brown
11124 NE Halsey Street, Suite 580
Portland, Oregon 97220-2021
United States

If you want to take your concern to a higher authority

After contacting me, if you feel I have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Oregon Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline.

Changes to my privacy policy

I keep my privacy policy under regular review and place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on August 20, 2019.