Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how evstephens.com (referred to as the “Website” below) collects, uses, and shares personally identifiable information (referred to as “Personal Information” below), such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, that is obtained from individuals located in the U.S., in connection with the Website.

Protecting and respecting your Personal Information is very important to us. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the information that is collected about you from your viewing or use of the Website, how we may use and disclose the information that is collected, and how information can be corrected or changed. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to information gathered from you online through this Website. If information is obtained through other activities, such information and our use thereof will not be affected by this policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to adults and all children who have reached their 13th birthday. The Website does not knowingly permit children under the age of 13 to use the Website and does not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. The effective date of this policy is 7/30/16. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to any party. Any such change is posted on this Website, and if you wish to monitor changes, please check this Website periodically for updates.

 

By using the Website, you agree to and accept, without modification, the following terms, conditions, and notifications of this Privacy Policy. Any of our rights not expressly granted herein are specifically reserved.

 

Limitation on Liability

By using the Website, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or special damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to or use of the Website (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), including, but not limited to, liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.

 

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained or provided through the use of the Website is done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, or loss of data, that results from the use, download, or provision of such material.

 

Except to the extent required by applicable law, we will not be liable for the unavailability or failure to operate all or any part of the service or system on which this Website is accessed, viewed, or used.

Limitation on Your Usage

You may not modify, copy, distribute, license, transmit, reproduce, disseminate, display, transfer or sell, or offer for sale, any information, material, product, or service viewed on or obtained from the Website without express permission.

Collection of Personal Information
When you register or submit any data on the Website, you may be asked for basic information, such as your email address and an acceptable username that the Website will use to identify you as the source of content you upload. From time to time, the Website may also ask you about your likes and dislikes in order to provide information and services to you that suit your preferences. Apart from retaining your e-mail address and IP address when you visit, the Website only collects Personal Information from you when you voluntarily submit information in order to participate in activities offered on the Website, such as if you opt in to receive a newsletter or alerts related to the author’s books or events. It is always your choice whether or not to provide your Personal Information. The Website uses reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in our possession against loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. When information is collected for a specific purpose, it will be used for that purpose. Please be aware that any Personal Information or other information or content you choose to make public in chat rooms, emails, book reviews, or otherwise within the Website, becomes publicly available, may be distributed through the Internet and other media, and can be collected and used by others.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer. When you use the Website, cookies may be set up in your computer to make your experience easier, more personalized, and more enjoyable. Cookies also may help us monitor Website traffic and usage so that we can better configure the Website for users’ needs. We may record information about your usage and associate that information with your username, IP address, and/or email address through the use of a cookie, otherwise, Personal Information will not be collected by or stored on a cookie. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of the Website will not function properly when you view them.

 

Use of Personal Information
The Website may use Personal Information to address you personally throughout your visit at the Website, to otherwise provide personal services to you, and to authenticate your presence at the Website. The Website will also use your username and email to notify you should you win a contest. We may use Personal Information for internal purposes to better understand the use of the Website and how to make your use easier and more enjoyable. In the event you opt in, and then unless and until you opt out, the Website will also use your name and/or email address, and survey responses you have provided for customer service purposes, to send you news about the Website and author’s books, and to give you the opportunity to participate in offers made by us and any business partners and advertisers. We will not, however, share any of your Personal Information with third persons, except as provided in the following section.

 

Use by Third Parties of Personal Information

Your data will not be sold to third parties. The Website will only share your Personal Information with third parties who provide support for the operations of the Website such as IT service providers and their providers who create and compile statistical data related to the use of the Website. These service providers only have access to your data to the extent necessary for the completion of their tasks, and they are required to handle your data in accordance with relevant data protection statutes. The Website was created using Wix.com. As a user of the Website, you are, by extension, also considered a “visitor or user of the user’s” site by Wix.com. For specific information related to how Wix.com handles your information, you may review the sections of their privacy policy related to “Users-of-Users” at http://www.wix.com/about/privacy.

 

The Website may also disclose your Personal Information as required or permitted by law, to protect the interests or safety of us or a third party, or in an emergency situation. The Website may share with third parties aggregated non-personal information, which might include, for example, how many visitors watched a video, or responded in a particular way to a questionnaire. Such information does not identify you personally, however, and is not Personal Information.

 

Tracking

The Website does not collect data for ad targeting and does not allow third parties like advertising companies to collect data through our service for this purpose. Accordingly, we will not track for ad targeting or any other purpose whether or not you give us a “do not track” signal or header.

 

Personal Information Received from Third Party Sources
The Website may obtain Personal Information from third parties, who might provide a mailing list for a newsletter or solicitation. We will always ask for confirmation that such Personal Information has been furnished to us in accordance with the privacy policy of the third party who provides the information. The Website is not responsible, however, for compliance with the privacy practices of third parties.

 

Linked Websites

The Website may contain links to Internet sites operated by other companies. Although we choose our business partners carefully, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites operated by third parties that are linked to our Website. Once you have left the Website via such a link, only the privacy policy conditions of these third parties shall apply.

 

Contact

If you do not want to receive e-mail or other communications from us in the future, or to correct your information, send a message to admin@evstephens.com. Please enter the reason for the message in the subject matter area.

 

If you have any question about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the above email address and enter “privacy policy” in the subject matter area.

 

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PRIVACY POLICY

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