Privacy Policy

Updated 4/10/20

Kristan Higgins will never sell or give away your information to anyone. Ever.

 

To view the website privacy policy, click here: (all further information should open on a separate page)

 

This website and all its images are protected by a double copyright. The site’s copyright is held by Kristan Higgins through 2020. The design copyright is held by Wix.Com. All rights reserved.


Your Right to Use the Site and Its Contents

This site is only for your personal use. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this site, including but not limited to any text, images, audio and video, for any business, commercial or public purpose without permission. That would be plagiarism or copyright theft. Don’t do that. There are huge fines involved.

 

Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer

Kristan is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

Privacy Policy

Click here for more on privacy and data usage.

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Newsletter and Blog subscriptions: All information collected from this site is used only by Kristan. Subscription data is stored via the third-party MailChimp according to their privacy policy and is managed by Kristan and her administrative team. It is never sold to a third party, given away or made available for sale. The information collected, such as your email address, is stored in order for Kristan to communicate with you. She may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, book tour appearances and special offers. If you have subscribed to receive her blog, you will have that delivered to your inbox. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. The opt-out opportunity is presented at the bottom of every newsletter and blog email (two separate lists) you receive. Clicking on that link will remove you from that particular list.

 

Ordering links: Please note that if you purchase a book through a link on this website and/or associated social media pages, your purchase will be handled by the vendor you select (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Apple, Books-a-Million, etc.). They maintain their own separate information about you that is not shared with Kristan.

 

Social Media: If you use a third-party connection—Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, for example—and follow Kristan’s pages, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service. KristanHiggins.com is not privy to any of this information. You should always review your privacy settings on third-party websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. before using them to link to other places.

 

Analytics information: Kristan and her administrative team may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services to help measure traffic and usage trends for her web pages, newsletters, promotions and social media. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assist in improving your user experience. This analytics data is collected and used in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

 

Log file information: KristanHiggins.com is routinely monitored/scanned for virus checks, malware identification, etc., in order to keep it a secure site. As such, log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the site, and the server automatically records certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Instances where it may be required to share your information: Your information will only be disclosed where required to do so by law or subpoena or if there is reasonable belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security, quality or integrity of the website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of this website’s users, or others.

 

Links to Other Websites and Services: Kristan is not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from her site, comment pages, or social media sites, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from KristanHiggins.com to another website, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. Kristan and her administrative team are not responsible and do not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Twitter, Google groups, etc.) and you allow such a third-party access to your User Content, you do so at your own risk. This privacy policy does not apply to information Kristan collects by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through KristanHiggins.com.

 

Newsletter: If you wish to unsubscribe from Kristan’s newsletter or blog notifications, please click on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of those emails.

 

Cookies

This site uses cookies. For more information on cookies, click here.

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Our cookies policy briefly explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties may use cookies on this site, your choices regarding cookies, and further information about cookies.

 

Click here for more information on cookies and data usage.

 

We use cookies for the functional running of this site, to make the experience aesthetically pleasing, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

 

What Are Cookies?
Essentially all websites use cookies. A cookie is a small file sent to your browser from a website you visit. It is stored on either your web browser or on your device. cookies can be "persistent" or "session." Some go away when you leave the site, and some stay on your device until you remove them. cookies do not allow access to your computer or any data/files contained in your computer.

 

How This Site Uses Cookies:
Personal information will not be collected when a person is only browsing the site, but we may use cookies to better tailor our information and our services to meet the needs of site visitors. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device, or other device you use to access this site, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, and/or browser language to help us understand how people use this site.

 

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are “strictly necessary” for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your opt-in/opt-out permission, and you can turn them on and off at will though your browser. We have made the cookies as easy to manage as reasonable cost will allow.

 

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Each browser publishes up-to-date guidelines how to do this. However, if you disable this function (or keep this function disabled, as set by default by certain browsers), your experience on this site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

 

Which Cookies Do We Use?
To the extent any personal information is collected through first-party cookies, our privacy policy applies and complements this cookie policy. Personal information collected through a third-party cookie is subject to the privacy policy of that third party, and not our policy.

 

Below we list the different types of cookies that are used on this site.

 

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies enable you to navigate the site and to use its services and features. Without these necessary cookies, the site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to, and we may not be able to provide the site or certain services or features.

 

Social Media Cookies
Social media cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content you find interesting on our site through third-party social networking and other websites.

 

Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the site, and enable us to improve the way it works. We use information from Analytics cookies to analyze the site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information.

 

Thank you for visiting www.KristanHiggins.com! Have a wonderful day!

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