kathy@kathylittlemore.com

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to me. Keep reading to find how I treat and respect your privacy.

My name is Kathy Littlemore and I am the owner of this website, kathylittlemore.com.

When I visit other websites, I know how very important my own privacy is to me. So, I understand how vital your privacy is to you and I treat any information that you share with me with care and respect.

Under guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I have taken steps to ensure any information you share with me is secure, seen only by those who need to see it and is within your control.

This document outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use kathylittlemore.com, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. I hope this helps you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.

Here at kathylittlemore.com I strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all my operations. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting my customers’, consumers’ and online visitors’ privacy on my website.

Why I need to collect information

Collecting information allows me to provide a better and more enjoyable experience for visitors to my website. It allows me to:

  • correctly display information on my site
  • give you an enjoyable and personal experience
  • provide better products and services
  • enhance my customer service
  • conduct competitions, promotions and surveys
  • respond to your questions and enquiries
  • send emails which may include newsletters and autoresponders
  • provide information that you agree to receive about topics of interest to you.

Collecting Personal Information

kathylittlemore.com collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to my website only on a voluntary basis with your knowledge.

Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number. If you are signing up your child for membership of the ABC Bunyip Birthday Club, you will also be asked for the child’s name and birth date (day and month only).

This information is collected if you request information from me, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join my email list or request some other service or information from me.

The information collected is internally reviewed, and used to improve the content of my website, notify my visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, I discard it or store it in my files. If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, I will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

If you submit a story or artwork, your information is stored securely on the servers at Siteground, the company which hosts my website.

If you sign up for my newsletter, your information is stored securely on the servers at Siteground, the company which hosts my website.

If you purchase anything from my website, Siteground stores your name and email address and PayPal processes your payment information securely on my behalf.

Correct or Remove Personal Information

If you have provided personal information to kathylittlemore.com and want to me to delete that information or you need to update it, please request this through my contact page.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

We use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our system to recognize your browser.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have come to the site for the first time, or have returned to a specific page. If you personalize the site’s pages, or register with any of our site’s services, a cookie enables kathylittlemore.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying settings in your browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. Beacons are also referred to as web bugs. They are commonly used by sites that use third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.

As you browse this website, Google Analytics and advertising cookies will be placed on your computer to collect demographic and interest information, but we do not tie the cookie to any personal information that you provide to us. If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool… https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you’ve seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads to users based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Advertising

I use third-party advertising companies like Google to serve ads on this website. Google uses cookies and web beacons in their ads to check how many times you’ve seen an advertisement.

I do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from this website.

Google uses the “DoubleClick” cookie to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads based on your visits to other sites on the Web.

You can opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie at any time, by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. If you want more information about how Google deals with data in its ad products, see this article.

And you can opt out of personalized ads from up to 125 different ad networks by clicking on this link.

Affiliate products

 I know from experience about products which will be of use to other booklovers. 

Part of my service to people who visit this site is to recommend relevant products which I have tried and found to be of great quality, from companies I have personally bought from and trust.  This means that when I recommend a product and provide a link to buy it, I receive a small commission whenever someone clicks through to the supplier and buys.

There is no additional cost to the customer.

Not every company I like to buy from has an affiliate scheme.  Many of the products I sell I do not make money from.  I simply recommend them because they are good quality and fit for purpose.  If the product I am recommending is an ‘affiliate product’, you will always find a statement at the bottom of the page telling you that this is the case.

Social Media

You’ll notice on this website there are links to, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube. When you click on them or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.

Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If kathylittlemore.com is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honours any opt-out requests you might make of us.

Updates and Effective Date

kathylittlemore.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to kathylittlemore.com’s privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

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