Effective Date: 09/10/2022
Last Update: 09/10/2022
Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to http://joaofsilva.net and other sites used by João F. Silva (such as Kickstarter, BackerKit, BookFunnel, Paypal, and StoryOrigin) where readers enter personal information and this policy governs the data collection and usage.
http://www.joaofsilva.net is an Author website used for the following purposes (a) to inform readers about the writings of João F. Silva and the publishing industry (b) provide for direct purchasing of books written by João (c) provide a place for newsletter sign-up. Anytime you enter personal information you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain areas on this Site. These may include (a) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us, (b) signing up for notification regarding special offers or early notification for João’s books (c) sending us an email message or signing up for newsletter distribution; (d) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products on our Site. We will use your information for communicating with you in relation to the services and/or products you have requested from us.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
João F. Silva does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
João F. Silva may share data with trusted partners (such as Mailerlite (for sending emails). In addition, we may share your information for BackerKit or BookFunnel so that they may provide customer support on a problem you have reported to us, but for which we don’t have the answer for.
All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to João F. Silva, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
João F. Silva may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on João F. Silva or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of João F. Silva; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of João F. Silva, or the public.
Protection of Credit Card and Payment Information
Whenever a customer purchases a product, João F. Silva does not receive your credit card information. Instead, this data is input by you to a trusted third-party secure payment processing site such as Paypal, Stripe, Kickstarter, or BackerKit. As such, we do not have access to this sensitive information and no employees of João F. Silva will ever be able to access your payment information.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by João F. Silva. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the João F. Silva website. This data will never be sold, leased, or traded to other parties.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Children Under Thirteen
João F. Silva does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, João F. Silva may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from João F. Silva or click on a link therein.
We never buy, trade, or lease emails addresses with others, so if you are receiving an email from João F. Silva it is because you (a) sent us an email; (b) provided your email on a data entry form asking for a product or future notification; (c) signed up for our newsletter; (d) entered a contest and opted-in to be added to our newsletter; or (e) we received your email due to an action performed by you on Goodreads in accordance with your email settings on that site. For instance, following an author, or friending João F. Silva could, in certain instances, send us a notification of your action along with your email address.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from João F. Silva, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or by replying to the email with “Unsubscribe” as the subject. If you unsubscribe, we will only query you about resubscribing if you (a) continue to provide your email to us via purchases, direct emails, and online forms. You can also ask for permanent unsubscribe, in which case we will never solicit you again.
Rights to Your Data
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.
Changes to this Statement
João F. Silva welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that João F. Silva has not adhered to this Statement, please contact João F. Silva at:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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