Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is written for www.monicabhide.com, a website owned by Monica Bhide and operated by Monica Bhide and her team. This policy explains how we collect, manage and protect your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) data while you browse or use this website.

1. Your Personal Data collected via www.monicabhide.com (the “Website”)

We collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways:

  • When you sign up for our Mailing List (first name, last name, email address)
  • When you enter contests, giveaways and promotions (first name, last name, email address, and if you win, your mailing address)
  • When you use the Contact Form (name, email address, any personal data you provide in the Message box)

We will use your Personal Data to:

  • respond to your questions, comments and requests
  • (if you have signed up for our Mailing List) send you regular email newsletters and marketing emails, including, but not limited to, book announcements, giveaways, surveys, event news and messages
  • to administer a contest, giveaway and/or promotion

The data collected is by active consent that is received separately from all other requests, and it is not made with a condition to receive other products or services.

We use Google Analytics on our site, which automatically collects certain information when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, your location and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

2. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and permanently delete or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

We use Google Analytics on this site as mentioned above. Information collected by Google Analytics is stored for 14 months (by Google) and then deleted.

3. Sharing of your Personal Data

We do not sell or trade your Personal Data to outside parties.

Currently, we use Mailchimp to host our email newsletter services and our Mailing List is stored on Mailchimp. You can read Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy here.

4. Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site to track visits for Google Analytics. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

5. Site Commenting

If you leave a comment on our site, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name, email address and website URL), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

6. Links, affiliate tracking & commissions

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Any links to Amazon products are affiliate links and are served through our advertising partner Amazon Affiliates. Clicking on any Amazon links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. We might earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

7. Children

This Website is aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children under the age of 13 years old. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

8. Contact Us

If you would like to:

  • see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask us to delete your Personal Data;

please email us at: publisher@bodeswellpublishing.com

You can opt out of receiving emails or unsubscribe from our Mailing List at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or contacting us at publisher@bodeswellpublishing.com

This policy is effective as of May 24, 2018. We regularly review our privacy practices and therefore this privacy policy may change from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

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