Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.michaeljensen.com.

This privacy policy sets out how I collect, use, and protect any information that
you provide to me. I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any
and all information you provide will be used only in accordance with this privacy
statement. Any changes to this policy will appear on this page.
A. What I collect
1. The only information I collect is information that you provide. This might
include email address, name, and/or mailing address.

B. What I do with your information
1. From time to time, I issue email newsletters to individuals who have provided
me with their email addresses. These newsletters typically contain information
about new titles, price reductions on existing titles, or other news concerning my
books and stories.
2. I also produce a blog, and if you subscribe to it, I will send new post
announcements to the email address you provide.
3. For newsletters and blog announcements, I use the email marketing service
Mailchimp, which is GDPR* compliant.
• See paragraph 7 of the Mailchimp privacy policy
(https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/) for how they protect your
information.
• See the document, About MailChimp, the EU/Swiss Privacy Shield, and
the GDPR (https://kb.mailchimp.com/accounts/management/aboutmailchimp-the-eu-swiss-privacy-shield-and-the-gdpr)
for more information.
4. At no time will I share, rent, or sell your information to anyone for any reason.
5. Due to the nature of my work, which involves writing and marketing new novels
over the course of time, and based on the Legitimate Interest section of the
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GDPR*, I retain your contact information until such time as you unsubscribe or
until the information is no longer valid.
C. Security
1. I’m committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent
unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place physical, electronic and
managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
In addition, the email marketing service I use (Mailchimp) is committed to
protecting all data stored on my behalf. See B.3. above for specific information
about Mailchimp.
D. Cookies
1. In general: A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your
computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps
analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies
allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. In this way, web
applications can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by
gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
2. My site: I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being visited. This
helps me understand web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it
to customer needs. I use this information only for statistical analysis purposes,
and then the data is removed from the system.
3. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about
you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
4. 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.
E. Links to other websites
1. My website contains links to enable you to visit other websites of interest
easily. These sites include but are not limited to Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
iTunes, Smashwords, and links within blog posts. Please note that I do not have
any control over other websites and cannot be responsible for the protection and
privacy of any information you provide to other sites while visiting those sites, and
other sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise
caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

F. Controlling your personal information
1. If you have previously provided personal information to me, you may update
me with any changes or request to be removed from my list at any time by
sending an email to michaejensenwriter@gmail.com. Alternatively, to be removed
from my list you may click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter or
blog announcement you receive from me.
2. At any time, you may submit an Access Request, and I will inform you about
any and all data I have collected about you. Submit the request to
michaeljensenwriter@gmail.com with “Access Request” in the subject line.
3. Citizens of EU countries who believe that their information has been used
inappropriately may submit a complaint to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s
Office) (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protectionregulation-gdpr/).

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* GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation (https://www.eugdpr.org/). From the
EUGDPR website: “The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize
data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data
privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data
privacy.”