Privacy Policy and Disclaimers

Your privacy is very important to us. All sites managed by New Forest Books – including this one – follow a few fundamental principles:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level or your favorite color for no apparent reason.)

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights. (Like our webmasters, we’re privacy fanatics.)

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
As an indie publishing co-op, the team at New Forest Books (“New Forest Books”) manages this website and many author-owned websites that may include Aisling.net, AliceNPalmer.com, BlissGuides.com, CruiseInSpace.com, DaceAllen.com, DollarDigitalArt.com, Eibhlin.com, FionaBroome.com, Ghosts.Ltd, GoTo.Mom, Hallowfields.com, HollowHill.com, JakeCamden.com, JoanTudor.com, MollyModern.com, MandelaEffect.com, NewForestBooks.com, Rose-Meadows.com, SantaFlamingo.com, SarahSkyeAuthor.com, and Top10Travels.com, and other sites representing authors (and their very cool projects) we assist.

Our authors are free to manage their own sites at any time, with nothing more than email notification to us. (After all, we are a co-op of indie authors. We respect our authors’ whims and cherish their quirks.)

It is New Forest Books’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators and managers, New Forest Books collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

New Forest Books’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how New Forest Books’ authors’ sites’ visitors use its website.

From time to time, New Forest Books may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

New Forest Books also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs.

New Forest Books only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to New Forest Books’ websites choose to interact with New Forest Books in ways that require New Forest Books to gather personally-identifying information.

The amount and type of information that New Forest Books gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. In each case, New Forest Books collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with New Forest Books.

New Forest Books does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

New Forest Books may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites.

For instance, New Forest Books may monitor the most popular pages on the Rose-Meadows.com coloring books site to correlate with activity at other authors’ pop culture sites.

New Forest Books may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam, and flag repeatedly used (but silly and fake) usernames (like “John of Ark”), and so on.

New Forest Books may display this information publicly or provide it to others. Especially when it’s hilarious. (We’re massively impressed by the patience of James Veitch.)

However, New Forest Books does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

New Forest Books discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on New Forest Books’ behalf or to provide services available at New Forest Books’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using New Forest Books’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

New Forest Books will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, New Forest Books discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when New Forest Books believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of New Forest Books, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an New Forest Books website and have supplied your email address, New Forest Books may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with New Forest Books and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

New Forest Books takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. New Forest Books uses cookies to help New Forest Books identify and track visitors, their usage of New Forest Books website, and their website access preferences. New Forest Books visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using New Forest Books’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of New Forest Books’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If New Forest Books, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that New Forest Books goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information might be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. (We would try to avoid this.) You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of New Forest Books may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by New Forest Books and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. For additional information about ads and affiliate links on this site, see our Terms of Service and Conditions.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service and flagged as spam are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, New Forest Books may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in New Forest Books’ sole discretion. New Forest Books encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Author, Amazon Affiliate, and FTC Notifications

The owner of this website receives commissions for purchases made through links at this website.

Like all authors, the owner of this site earns royalties from the purchase of their books, and from books read through the Kindle Unlimited programme.

As Amazon Associates, all members of New Forest Books earn from qualifying purchases. New Forest Books is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

As an artist, author, affiliate, and Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases of my own work and recommended products.