Privacy and Cookies Policy for this website (www.brucesmith.info).
Effective date: 28th September 2022.
This website is owned and operated by Bruce Smith, aka Bruce Smith Books, BSB, aka, www.brucesmith.info - 'The Author'
The Author is the data controller and can be contacted at the address at the bottom of this and all pages. There are links to this page from all other pages on www.brucesmith.info. The Author is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used per this privacy statement.
Using The Authors site, The Reader agrees that they consent to any conditions in this Policy.
The Author may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly. This policy is effective from September 2022.
Personal data collected: email address, physical address, contact details.
* Use of collected data;
* Who has access to the data collected;
* The rights of 'The Reader';
The Author observes the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as per the Data Protection Act 2018.
What Personal Information Does This Site Collect?
The Author only collects data that helps us achieve the purpose set out in this Policy. Any additional data that may be requested will notify The Reader beforehand. The Author may periodically send promotional emails with updated information, special offers, discounted books and new releases using the email address and phone number you provided to The Author. This includes information from The Reader in seeking information from The Author by the website and may include notification of errors and suggestions.
Data Collected Automatically: Currently, The Author does not automatically collect or store any information.
How Personal Data is Used
We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:
If you follow hyperlinks from The Authors website to another Site, The Author is not responsible and has no control over their privacy policies and practices.
This website does not collect any information for use by Bruce Smith or Bruce Smith Books (‘The Author’) other than when the user explicitly requests ‘the author’ to provide answers to queries or to advise them when new books are available.
The ‘The Reader’ can email The Author, and generally, the content of any such voluntary email is maintained on The Author's Microsoft Outlook/Access or similar software.
Should The Reader provide information or a review of any publications by the author. The Reader automatically assigns the rights of the email content to The Author to use for errata or review purposes. Where known, the senders' names will be used as an acknowledgement.
No further information is collected besides addresses, phone numbers, and associated information provided by The Reader.
Note that the email address provided by The Author for contact is provided as an image to ensure protection from automatic bots and scrapping sites for email sites. This address can be found at the base of all pages on The Author's website. This email address will need to be typed in by The Reader using their email software.
Books The Reader purchases from Amazon or downloads additional free books and PDFs from similar third-party sites may collect personal information from The Reader and may require The Reader having or create an account to access the option of purchasing such books. These sites have policies, and The Reader should read them before subscribing or purchasing from them. This information may be provided to The Author for purposes outlined previously.
The Author will not sell, distribute, or lease The Reader's personal information to third parties unless The Author has The Reader's permission or is required by law. If you believe any information The Author is holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, then email The Author immediately. The Author will correct any information found to be incorrect.
The Author takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that user data is secure, and that The Reader is protected, but data breaches are possible and do occasionally happen. Ultimately the Internet is an insecure environment; therefore, The Author cannot guarantee the security of The Reader's data beyond what is reasonably practical.
The Reader has the following rights:
right to be informed.
right of access.
right to rectification.
right to erasure rectification.
right to restrict processing.
right to data portability.
right to object.
The Reader should inform The Author via email if they wish to enforce any of these rights.
Do Not Track Notice
Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that can be activated in specific web browsers. The Author does not track the users of this website over and across third-party websites and therefore does not respond to browser initiated DNT signals.
A cookie is a small file stored on The Reader's hard drive by a website. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user's browsing habits. You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. The Reader can disable cookies entirely in the selected browser, which may decrease the quality of your user experience.
Currently, 'The Author' does not store any cookies on this website other than any third-party cookies, as referred to previously.