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Who we are

My website address is www.JTBock.com. I write books about people with special powers who go on crazy adventures and get their happily ever afters.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Newsletter Signups

You may choose to signup to receive the J.T. Bock newsletter. I use MailChimp to collect and maintain subscribers via a double-opt-in sign up form. When you subscribe to my mailing list, you agree to receive to receive emails from me—and only me. Your information will never be shared or sold to a third party. I will send you updates on promotions for my books and contents, highlight new authors and sales, and deliver pop culture news. If you no longer wish to receive emails from me, you can scroll to the bottom of your newsletter and click “unsubscribe.”

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Security

If there is a data breach of my website or MailChimp, where subscribers emails are stored, I will notify you within 24 hours. Email me at jennifer@jtbock.com if you have more questions about the security of your data.

Analytics

Whenever you visit my website, I collect information that your browser sends that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of my website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. This information may be used to create ads based on those who visit this website. However, this data will not be used by anyone other than me.

Children’s privacy

My books are written for adults with adult situations and language and, at times, superhero-level violence. I do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you believe a child has subscribed to my newsletter or shared their information on my site without their parent’s or guardian’s consent, please contact me at jennifer@jtbock.com.

Who we share your data with

Your information will never be shared or sold to a third party.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For our newsletter, your information is stored securely in MailChimp’s database. If you unsubscribe, your information preferences are still held so we do not accidentally email you again.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Terms of use

Terms: These terms and conditions govern your use of www.JTBock.com. By accessing my website, you agree to be bound by these website Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use this website. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Social Media Tracking: My website, JTBock.com, uses social media trackers to measure the effectiveness of my marketing promotions. It does not use any social media tracking functionality that identify individuals who view the site.

Use License: You can access this website without having to register any details with me. You are permitted to use my website for your own purposes and to print and download material from this website provided that you do not modify any content without my consent. Material on this website must not be republished online or offline without my permission.

The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this website, including photographs and graphical images, is owned by me and must not be reproduced without my prior consent and attribution. If you’d like to use any images or content, please email jennifer@jtbock.com for permission.

Links : Any links to third party websites located on this website are provided for your convenience only. This website has not reviewed all of the sites linked to it and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by this site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk. If you would like to link to this website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this website.

Governing Law: Any claim relating to this website shall be governed by the laws of the State of Virginia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about my Privacy Policy, please email me at jennifer@jtbock.comI will remove all trace of you from my site and request that you must provide me with the following information:

(a) your name and e-mail address;

(b) a note from you requesting exactly what you want done, and the proof that you will accept that your request has been honored.