Privacy Policy

I am an author of fiction using the pen name Victoria Milne. This policy describes how I protect and make use of the information you give me.

This privacy policy was last updated on 1st April 2019.

I will store as little of your data as possible, and will treat it with respect for your privacy.

Why do I collect information from you?

  • To enable certain functions on my website
  • To better understand how visitors use my website
  • To send you my opt-in newsletter, but only if you sign up for it

What information do I collect from you?

  • Newsletter. Your email and IP address are recorded by Mailchimp as per their privacy and data collection information, which can be accessed here. The data you give me on my newsletter sign-up form will be used for the sole purposes of sending you my newsletter. Your email address will never be sold or shared by me. You can unsubscribe or update your data at any time, or request to see or delete the data I hold.
  • Website comments. If you make any comments on my website, any data you give (such as your name or email address) is recorded by WordPress along with your IP address. I do not share or sell this data, use it for sales or marketing purposes, or add you to any mailing lists. You may delete or request deletion of your comment at any time.

How do I use your data?

  • To understand how visitors to my website use it using Google Analytics
  • To send out my sporadic newsletter, which shares my author news and book information

How do I collect and store your data?

  • Gmail. Emails are stored on my password-protected email account via Gmail. Their privacy policy can be accessed here
  • WordPress. My website is password protected. WordPress is my website host and their privacy policy can be accessed here
  • Mailchimp.  I use Mailchimp for managing my newsletter. Their privacy policy can be accessed here

How do I use cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive and it enables my website to identify your computer as you view the pages on my website. Cookies do not provide me with access to your computer. You can amend your web browser’s settings to choose how my website will use cookies. If your settings do not allow cookies to store files on your computer then this may affect how my website functions for you. If you would like more information on cookies please visit here.

The only way in which I use cookies is for web analytics using Google Analytics and the data retention is currently set to 14 months. Their privacy policy can be accessed here.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit here.

Who is your data shared with?

I don’t share your information with anyone unless you request me to do so in writing, or I am required to do so by law.

How do you contact me?

If you have any questions or would like to request for your data to be modified or deleted, or have any queries relating to your data storage or use please email me at victoriamilneauthor@gmail.com.