Who we are
Our website address is: https://jameshewison.com
We write and market fiction stories for sale.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
We collect your public profile data if you sign in with your choice of social network and then only the data that you consent to provide. This data may include your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.
When you interact (comment/like/share/pin/recommend/tweet) with an element, our website makes requests to your chosen social network to allow you do undertake that interaction. On each occasion that you interact, your IP address is visible to the social network provider (e.g. google, facebook, twitter, pinterest) in accordance with their data privacy policies.
After approval of any comment you make, your profile picture (if you have one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
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.
If you submit a contact form, the data (including personal data) that you enter is retained for the purpose of keeping you up to date about the activities and latest news on jameshewison.com in accordance with your preferences. Your information is not shared with any external party for any other purpose whatsoever.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
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
We do not share your data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
Only the web master and the author of this web site can access any data. They must review this policy at least annually to ensure they remain aware of their responsibilities.
We use an Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption on all pages of our website to prevent access to your information by any third parties.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the unlikely event of a data breach involving your information, we will inform you by email using the details that you have provided.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive data from third parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
As mentioned above, we use a spam filter to identify inappropriate comments. Otherwise, we do not use automated decision making or profiling with your data.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Our administrators and authors of this website do not have any industry regulatory disclosure requirements at this time.