Privacy Policy

Claire Boston Privacy Policy

Claire Boston understands and appreciates that readers may be concerned about their privacy, confidentiality and security of any information that the website may gain about them. This policy statement sets out the information handling practices and operating procedures at Claire Boston.

For the purpose of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), Claire Boston is the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact Claire via her contact details at the end of this policy.

The policy is effective as of 10 May 2018. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis and as such we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

Information collected
The Claire Boston website features the Facebook pixel and Google Analytics. This means that third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by going to www.aboutads.info/choices .

Your information will also be collected if you sign up for one of Claire’s regular newsletters.

Why use the Facebook pixel?
Claire understands that readers can be overwhelmed by the number of newsletters they subscribe to and may not wish to subscribe to her newsletter. However Claire would still like to be able to reach her readers who might want to hear about special offers and new releases. The Facebook pixel allows her to target Facebook ads to visitors of her website, so they can be informed about offers in their newsfeed.

Use and disclosure of information
If you sign up for the reader group, new release list or blog summary, you will receive regular email newsletters from Claire Boston. The blog summary email is sent out on a weekly basis and includes any blogs posted since the last email. The reader group email is sent out once a month, with the occasional mid month email if there’s some exciting news like a new cover, or a new book out. The new release newsletter is sent when a new release is put up for pre-order and on release day. The information gathered when signing up for these newsletters is only used to send the newsletters. Claire Boston will not disclose this information to outside parties.

We also use automatically collected data to improve our services and website through analysis of information, and to target advertising on other platforms.

Security
Claire Boston maintains strict standards and security procedures to prevent unauthorized access to personal information pertaining to readers, and to ensure the correct use of information.

Sharing of your Personal Data

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide specific services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Google Analytics for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences as well as Mail Chimp who provides our newsletter platform.

Access to information
If a person thinks that personal information retained by Claire Boston may require correction, updating or any other form of amendment, they can either click on the Update Subscription preferences at the bottom of the newsletter email, or contact Claire Boston via the contact page.

Retention periods of your Personal Data

We 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.

Children

This website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

How to contact Claire Boston
If a person seeks any specific clarification to the Claire Boston Privacy Policy, has any questions or wishes to provide feedback about this privacy policy, they should contact Claire through her contact page.

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