Who we are
Mary E. Hanks, Author
Our website address is: https://maryehanks.com.
What Information Does This Site Collect?
Newsletter or Blog:
If you sign up for Mary E. Hanks’s newsletter, this site will record your email address. You can refuse to supply personal information, but that will exclude you from certain related activities such as receiving newsletters and free offers. When subscribers click on a link in one of Mary’s emails or blogs, the site may record this information (see below how this information is used).
Subscribers may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You may ask for all your data to be deleted at any time.
Giveaways and Contests:
If you enter a giveaway, your email is collected. If you win a physical prize, you will be asked to give your name and physical address.
This website may collect non-personal information about visitors when they interact with the site. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.
More about cookies:
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
How Is the Information Used?
Newsletter and blog subscribers’ names and emails will only be used for receiving the newsletters, blog, or communication from Mary E. Hanks.
Giveaway entrants will be sent emails only about the giveaway, unless they also signed up for the newsletter or blog.
Information on which email links are clicked on the most will help Mary Hanks choose links that interest readers in future emails.
Mary E. Hanks’s website and newsletter contain Amazon Associate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, Mary will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
Sharing of Personal Information
Subscriber information is never shared with a third party. The only exception is that email addresses may occasionally be used to create lookalike audiences for online marketing. This in no way distributes the emails or signs subscribers up to any other services.
Sometimes Mary Hanks will include third-party links through email or on the website. These sites have their own policies and you should read those before subscribing or purchasing from them.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Security of Information
All information is saved by GoDaddy/WordPress and only Mary E. Hanks can access them. Should a data breach ever occur, subscribers will be notified within 7 days.
Use of the Website by Minors
All subscribers must be 13 or older or have the consent of a parent or guardian.
Your Acceptance of These Terms