What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our site, website or app?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form or sign up for our contests, newsletters, or other information.
When registering for a service on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to provide your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to the VIP List (newsletter), respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- Newsletter sign up: To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
- Review Team sign up: To send advanced reader copies of books and backlist books for reviewing purposes if the reader agrees to follow the terms of the group.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
- We use regular Malware Scanning.
- We do not use an SSL certificate
VIP List (newsletter):
Any information you provide will never be sold. At present we will email newsletters occasionally, including announcements for new books and sales. Your information may also be used for targeted marketing on social media platforms, but only for works by Michael Kowal. Your email will never be sold, loaned, or traded.
You may unsubscribe at any time (a link is at the top or bottom of every newsletter, which is immediate).
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Third Party Disclosure:
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third Party Links:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These links are provided as a convenience. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Advertisers (or another third party where applicable) may use code of cookies on this website to track the performance of marketing efforts. No personally identifiable information is collected in such process.
kowalkowal.com makes a small percentage from books and products linked here at no extra cost to you.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
If you are logged onto Facebook when you visit this site, a tracking pixel generated by Facebook may remember you as a visitor to kowalkowal.com or a related site. As a result you may see ads for Michael Kowal’s books on Facebook from time to time.
Your Credit Card:
At this time, there is no direct sales system installed on kowalkowal.com. If one is installed in the future, we will see your billing and shipping addresses and the name you provide. But we will not have access to your credit card information. Payments would be handled by a worldwide web transaction provider: PayPal, Stripe, or similar.
We do not tolerate piracy of any Michael Kowal books, stories or other intellectual property. You may receive a legal notice from our lawyers if you participate in willful infringement. Be advised that we collect evidence of infringement before sending our legal notices.