Privacy Policy & Affiliate Disclosure

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you contact me or otherwise use my services through arcadiapage.com.

My site is run out of the US, so by using my site, your are consenting to have your data transferred to services outside of the EU.

Information I Collect

My site has cookies from One Signal to enable push notifications. Cookies must be used for that feature of my site to work, and it collects information about what country you are in and what browser you are using. It does not collect information that allows me to identify who you are, such as your IP address.

(2019 Update: I no longer use One Signal. Feel free to follow me on Twitter or use the RSS Feed. IFTTT is a great way to get new posts using an RSS Feed via Email or Pocket)

Google Analytics also collects information via cookies to monitor website traffic, which is necessary to check the website's performance and speed.

If you decide to contact me via email, you will need to provide your email address so that I can give a personal response to your inquiries.


How I Use Your Information

Push notifications are used to share with you my latest blog posts as soon as I publish them.  Sometimes I will write blog posts about when I publish my work to Amazon or other sellers, which falls under the marketing category.

Google analytics data is for monitoring purposes only to check website performance. I do not share information from Google analytics with anyone. To see how Google uses cookies, click here.

When you contact me, your email is only used for the current correspondence. It is used for no other purpose, and it is not shared with any 3rd parties. If I need to contact you beyond that, I will ask for your consent during the original interaction to do so.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your personal information and privacy matters, and I wish for others to respect my personal information as well. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

One Signal. One Signal handles push notifications via the use of cookies. It does not gather any information that will allow me to identify who you are. You can opt out of receiving notifications by clicking on the settings icon of the notification. That will allow you to remove my site from your browser notifications. You can also contact me, and I can delete you from One Signal.

I will end up using your email address in my current email client, Gmail, to respond to you. That information will not be shared anywhere else, and I will not save your email address to my address book unless there is a reason for continued communication, and I have gotten your consent.

If you feel uncomfortable contacting me by email, you can contact me via direct message @arcadiapage on Twitter.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy.  For push notification users, if I see that you've been inactive for 6 months, I will send you an alert to see if you are still interested in receiving them. If you do not respond, you will be removed from the list.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

There are links on this site that can be defined as “affiliate links”. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided that are signaled with *.

Arcadia Page is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, audible.com, and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.

If you got any questions about this, feel free to contact me at the email address below.

(2019 Update: I am no longer an Amazon affiliate, and I have NO future intentions of using monetary affiliate links --getting money for clicks & sign ups--on this site. This practice has always made me feel icky, and I've decided to listen to my feelings on this.)

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For questions and requests, feel free to contact me at arcadiapage@gmail.com.