Privacy & cookie Policy

 
 

 

Sophia Henry Books, LLC (the “Company”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. You may visit this site anonymously as many times as you wish. Your Personally Identifiable Information will only be collected when you specifically provide it by subscribing to the newsletter, participating in contests or leaving comments. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data and information the Company collects from you, or that you provide to the Company, will be processed by the Company during your use of www.sophiahenry.com (the “site”). Please read the following carefully to understand the Company’s views and practices regarding your personal data and information, how the Company will treat it and the Company’s practices with regards to use of cookies.

 

WHEN DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Your personal information (such as your name and email address), as well as other non-personal information (such as interests, age, etc.) are collected when you join our mailing list, comment, respond to a survey, enter a giveaway or fill out a form.

 

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use your personal information to send periodic newsletters, to administer a contest or a survey, to fulfill your requests for services or products, as well as to perform statistical, demographic and marketing analysis, according to the reason why you provided the information.

 

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Your privacy is important to us. All the information you provide is held securely and will not be sold, traded or otherwise transferred to third parties. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

 

HOW CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You are free to unsubscribe or request your Personal Identifiable Details are deleted from our system by clicking on the “unsubscribe from this list” link at the footer of each email campaign, or by contacting the owner of the website using any of the links in the “Contact” page.

 

COOKIES

Like many online services, the site uses a feature called a cookie, which is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer or device’s hard drive.

The site uses cookies that automatically log certain non-personal information, including aggregated, statistical data about how you are using the site to analyze its performance and usage. This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to the site, your IP address and the number and duration of visits to the site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. This information is collected in an anonymous way that does not identify you personally.

Various different types of cookies are used via the site:

  • “Session cookies” are used (which will usually be deleted when you log out) to keep track of your internet session, which, for instance, allows the Company to remember the site language. Without these cookies the online services that you have asked for cannot be provided. Session cookies are necessary and/or useful for the functioning of the site
  • “Persistent cookies” are used (which are longer-term) to help you move around and enjoy the features on the site more easily and to remember preferences, actions and settings to improve your visit (at your request).

The cookies outlined above expire after varying periods from around 30 minutes up to 2 years or more. The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted.

In further detail, the cookies fall into the following categories:

1 Analytics (e.g. Google Analytics)
These cookies are used to compile various (anonymized) metrics for our users to get a better understanding of how the site is used (pages visited and time spent on the site, for example), so that the Company can deliver more of the content you want, and less of the content you don’t. This information also helps us to make better decisions for our future initiatives. We use partners like Google Analytics. These analytics cookies are set by those partners, and are in accordance with the relevant partner’s own privacy and cookies policies.

2. Performance data
This lets us track how long it takes users to load each page, what pages we can cache.

3. Embedded video (YouTube)
We know that many of you love films, so the site may make use of clips on YouTube. YouTube sets its own cookies, and the YouTube cookies policy can be found here.

4. Social Media (Twitter)
Sophia Henry loves using Twitter to engage with readers. The Company uses cookies to enable you to enjoy the social media features on the site. In order to host her tweets, we embed Twitter links. Twitter sets its own cookies, and Twitter’s cookies policy can be found here.

5. Preferences
The Company uses this type of cookie to ensure that it doesn’t show you things you’ve already seen before, like the cookie policy acceptance and the intro page. This means you get to spend more time with the content you love, and less time with the content you don’t.

6. Session state
Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages that users visit most often, and whether users get error messages from certain pages. The Company uses these so-called “session state cookies” to help us improve the Company’s services, in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the site unusable.

By agreeing to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, you agree to the Company using the cookies and your information in these ways, but you can delete any of these cookies at any time if you wish.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, or you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it. The Help portion of your browser, most likely found on the toolbar, typically tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Unless you do this, cookies will be issued when you use the site. If you do not accept cookies or decide to disable them, you will still be able to access and use the site, but you may lose some features and functionality.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

The site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own terms and conditions and privacy & cookies policies and that the Company does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise indicated, the copyright of materials and content in this website is owned by Sophia Henry and Sophia Henry Books, LLC. Images have either been purchased from stock image websites or are used under Creative Commons license. No content of this website can be used for commercial purposes without the author’s permission, nor can it be resold. If you want to use any of the material or content included on this website, please contact the owner using the links provided on the “Contact” page.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY & COOKIES POLICY

Any changes the Company may make to this Privacy & Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Last Updated: July 2018