Privacy Policy

By using the smpratt.com website, you agree to follow the conditions outlined in this Privacy Policy, which was created to inform you about the data we collect from you. It also explains when and how this information can be used or disclosed.

Information Collected From Users

When filling out a form on the site, you may be asked to provide your contact information. This personal information will only be used by S.M. Pratt to contact you as per your request and it will not be transferred, sold or provided to any other party unless required by law. You have the right to not provide your contact information, but by declining you may not be able to submit the contact form or use some of the services or features offered on this site. This information is stored in our database on our server indefinitely (or until manually deleted).

If an e-commerce section is added to this site in the future, personal information will be requested so that your goods may be delivered. Such information may include name, address, phone number, email address, and more. This information would remain on file for at least seven years for tax purposes.

If you subscribe to S.M. Pratt’s reader group, your name and email address will be kept private and saved on MailChimp’s or ActiveCampaign’s secure servers. We will only email you to send you news about S.M. Pratt’s latest publications and/or to offer free or discounted books from other authors you may enjoy. We do not share our newsletter subscriber list with other authors or marketing firms. Email information collected when you subscribed to S.M. Pratt’s newsletter/reader group will remain on ActiveCampaign’s server indefinitely, so that your subscription preferences (including date when you subscribed and unsubscribed, etc.) can be recorded.

A Facebook pixel appears on every page of this site to track the success of Facebook advertising campaigns. Email addresses collected by S.M. Pratt can, at times, be uploaded collectively (not individually) to Facebook in order for its algorithms to create a “look-alike” group of similar Facebook users who may also be interested in S.M. Pratt’s books. Individual email addresses are not used to target individual users on Facebook. The creation of “look-alike audiences” is a common practice used by Facebook advertisers when trying to expand their organic reach. It does not give Facebook the right to contact you using the email addresses that were uploaded.

If you leave a book review or any other comment for other readers to see, your comments may be used and posted by S.M. Pratt without restriction and free of charge on our website and/or as deemed appropriate by S.M. Pratt in other marketing efforts. You can always request to have these comments or reviews deleted at any time by contacting S.M. Pratt by email at sm@smpratt.com.

Google Analytics tracking code is included on each page of this website to determine which pages are viewed and for how long.  The site may use cookies and keep track of browsing behavior and traffic information such as URL, ISP, IP addresses, entry page, exit page and other statistical, demographic or aggregated information from its visitors. This non-personal information cannot be linked to your personal data but can be used to improve this website and the information it contains. You can always change your browser configuration if you do not want to accept cookies from this site although it could result in problematic viewing of the site. Read how to clear your cookies here.

Affiliate Links

The site contains affiliate links for companies we use, trust and recommend, such as Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and other book sellers. If you click on one of our affiliate links, a cookie will be placed on your computer and, should you make a purchase on that website, S.M. Pratt will be paid a small commission. You will not pay a penny more by going through these links. These affiliate links are carefully selected based on our experience with these service providers, and the small commission earned helps to cover the costs associated with this website and other advertising costs.

Limitation on Liability

By using and viewing this site, you acknowledge that S.M. Pratt specifically disclaims any contractual, tort, strict or any other type of liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or any other type of damage associated with this site, including but not limited to, any virus that may infect your computer. All efforts are made to ensure such consequences don’t occur but you are held solely responsible for any damage related to downloading material obtained from this site or from sites linked to this site.

S.M. Pratt will not be held liable for the unavailability or failure of site functions except to the extent required by applicable laws. This site will contain links to other sites and other sites may link to this site. These links are added for pure convenience and S.M. Pratt is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the content from these others sites. Accessing these sites is done at your own risk.

Limitation on Your Usage

You cannot copy, modify, distribute, license, disseminate, display, reproduce, transfer, sell or offer to sell any material, information, product, image, text, code or service viewed or obtained from this site without written permission from S.M. Pratt.

Requesting More Information

Should you require clarification on this Privacy Policy, want to know the exact personal information that has been collected about you, or need your private information deleted from our database, you can contact S.M. Pratt here or by email at sm@smpratt.com.

Last updated: August 24, 2018