We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. The policies below are applicable to AuthorAlastairBrown.com and all email newsletters published by AuthorAlastairBrown.com (collectively, " AuthorAlastairBrown.com" or "Site").
Controllers of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by AuthorAlastairBrown.com is controlled solely by AuthorAlastairBrown.com.
What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?
If you register for email updates, we may collect your email address, name and country of residence.
As a general matter, you can browse the Site without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.
- Sign up to receive e-mail newsletters from us
- Participation in surveys, panels, or market research
- Participation in special events and promotions
- Entry in contests or sweepstakes
- Participation on social media accounts involving AuthorAlastairBrown.com, Alastair Brown’s books, or movies based upon Alastair Brown’s books
- Participation in communities, chat rooms, and other interactive services
- Submission of user generated content on any part of the Site that permits it
- Any other place on the Site where you knowingly volunteer personal information
Collection of Personal Information From Social Media Sites
When you interact with any Lee Child property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or YouTube, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or "handle." However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.
In addition, when you interact with the Site, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually ("Non-Personal Information"). Generally, we collect and store the following categories of Non-Personal Information:
- Device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Site. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
- Usage information about your use of the Site. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view. We use this information to provide you a more customized experience on the Site.
- Additional "traffic data" such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.
- Your search terms and search results.
- Other information regarding our users' use of the Site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org
We may also use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie (also known as "action tags", "tracer tags", or "single-pixel gifs") is an invisible graphic on a web page that is programmed to collect non-personal information about your use of a given website. We do not share or provide personal information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers with our advertisers without your express permission.
We work with third-party advertising companies who may utilize flash or enhanced cookies or web beacons to better provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. These partners do not have access to or use your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information from us. They may, however, anonymously track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond this Site. To learn more about the use of this information or to choose not to have this information used by our third-party advertising partners by opting out please visit www.networkadvertisinginitiative.org
Is Personal Information Collected From Children?
Unless otherwise disclosed during collection and with parent or guardian consent, AuthorAlastairBrown.com does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not under any circumstance provide personally identifiable information to AuthorAlastairBrown.com. If AuthorAlastairBrown.com discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided AuthorAlastairBrown.com with personally identifiable information, AuthorAlastairBrown.com will immediately delete that child's information from the Site.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Site. We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:
- Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by e-mail or another medium
- Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys
- Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
- Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site
- Communicate with you about changes to our policies
Use of Your Location Information
We use your location information to perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site and their purchasing patterns.
Who Do We Provide Your Information To?
We do not use or disclose information about your Personal Information collected online to any companies not part of AuthorAlastairBrown.com. Although, as disclosed below, we may provide your information to our partners, in no event will we sell or rent your Personal Information as part of a customer list or similar transaction.
We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site.
We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Site or the public.
Use of Non-Personal Information
We may disclose or share Non-Personal Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose Non-Personal Information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Site and who our users are so we can improve our Site. We will also disclose Non-Personal Information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Site.
What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?
We are concerned about ensuring the security of your Personal Information. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your device to our servers. Personal Information collected by our Site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose your Personal Information to you. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Website?
What About Contests and Sweepstakes?
Notice to Non-UK Users
How Do I Opt-Out or Correct Information About Me?
You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail messages and newsletters from AuthorAlastairBrown.com. We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us in every AuthorAlastairBrown.com newsletter.