Privacy Policy

Updated May 22, 2018

Your privacy is very important to me. This page discloses the privacy practices for Katherine Bennet. It will help you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”). Please note that I reserve the right to update the terms of my privacy policy at any time for any reason.

Personally Identifiable Information Collection
I am the sole owner of all information collected on this website. For the purposes of the EU GDPR regulations, I am the "data controller." For more information about these new European regulations, click here
You are not required to disclose any Personal Data to use katherinebennet.com. However, if you choose to do so, you may submit Personal Data, such as your name and email, for the following purposes:
  • Submit questions, comments, or requests for which you'd want a reply
  • Subscribe to my newsletter
  • Enter a contest or promotion
  • Other Information I collect
    Katherinebennet.com collects aggregate information about my website traffic to help me better understand trends and identify opportunities to serve my readers more effectively. It includes your browser type and operating system, pages visited, amount of time spent on the site, etc. This information is not linked to your Personal Data, and I do not track visitors after they have left my website. 
    Use of your Personal Data
    Because your privacy is so important, I only use your Personal Data where and when it's appropriate to do so, and any use is in full compliance with the law. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:
  • Respond to your questions, comments, or requests.
  • If you have subscribed to my newsletter, I send you emails that may be of interest to you. 
  • To notify contest or promotion winners, or to deliver free books, sneak peeks, etc. 
  • As of May, 2018, subscribers must both 1) check the opt-in box on newsletter sign up forms, acknowledging they wish to receive emails from Katherine Bennet AND 2) confirm their subscription by email before they will be entered into my newsletter list. Please do not enter anyone else's Personal Data for any purpose. 
    Sharing your Personal Data
    I do not sell or rent your Personal Data to anyone. I share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to me. This includes MailerLite, my email automation platform. Please note that I have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom I share Personal Data.
  • This includes MailerLite, my email automation platform. You can find their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service by clicking on the links provided.
  • I will also share information with legal authorities if required to do so by law in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding, fines, or penalties.
  • Securing your Personal Data
    I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I 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 unauthorized access, use and disclosure. 
    Retention periods for use of your Personal Data
    I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.
    Children
    Katherinebennet.com and my services are aimed at adults. I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children under the age of 15 years old, and I will permanently delete such information if it is made known to me. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide any of your Personal Data, including your email address, on this website for any reason.
    Your Data. Your Rights
    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 me via email katherine@katherinebennet.com or via my postal address:
  • You may unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time, for any reason, by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in my emails or by emailing me directly at katherine@katherinebennet.com.
  • You may request to see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who it could be disclosed to. 
  • You may ask me to delete or "forget" your Personal Data
  • External Links 
    I provide hyperlinks to other websites when appropriate to do so. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these other sites. I encourage users to be aware when they leave my site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects Personal Data.
    Contact Me
    Questions? Inquiries about Personal Data? 
    Katherine Bennet
    PO Box 251363
    Woodbury, MN 55125