Privacy Policy

This privacy policy reflects requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect on 25 May 2018 for citizens of the EU, but also applies to anyone 1) signing up for email alerts from; 2) commenting on this site; or 3) subscribing to my newsletter.

Newsletter Sign Up/Opt In

  • MailChimp and MailerLite (for those joining since June 2019) record your email address, IP address, and timestamp associated with every subscriber or contact who completes and submits a form. Read MailChimp’s Privacy Policy  and MailerLite’s policy.
  • By submitting the form, subscribers to my newsletter agree to receive emails related to my books, including exclusive content, notification of sales, giveaways, news, and other related information.
  • Individuals who subscribed prior to 25 May 2018 agreed to receive the newsletter via a “soft” opt-in. By subscribing, I assume you had a legitimate interest in my book related-news.
  • Subscribers have the option to unsubscribe from the email list at any time. Every newsletter will include an “unsubscribe” option.
  • I will never share your information with anyone. – Charlene Newcomb – referred to as the “website” below

  • WordPress Privacy Policy. WordPress is updating its policies to be GDPR-compliant. Read about their plans here.

Your privacy is very important to me.

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone.
  • I don’t store personal information on the website unless required for on-going services, for example, opting to receive notification of new posts to the blog.

Website Visitors

This website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the site. From time to time, the website may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the website.

The website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the blog or other pages. The website only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with the website in ways that require the website to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the website gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who comment on the blog must provide a username (even if it’s “anonymous”) and an email address. Emails are collected for those who wish to receive notice of new blog posts via email. In each case, the website collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. The website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The website may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the website. For instance, the website may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The website may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The website will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Personally-identifying and personally-identifying information will only be disclosed in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the website property or rights, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this website and have supplied your email address, email may be sent occasionally to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the website. I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. The website takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. WordPress uses cookies to identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on the website may be delivered to users by WordPress advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the website and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on WordPress servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case they are stored long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

GDPR and You 
You have the right to access your personal data and to know how it is used.
You have the right to request that your personal data be updated or corrected.
You have the right to be forgotten. In other words, you may request that your personal data be deleted.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, this website may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Requests relating to your personal data can be directed to charlenenewcomb [at] gmail [dot] com.