Privacy Policy

By using this website (jacquelynsmithmystery.com), you agree to follow the conditions outlined in this Privacy Policy, which was created to inform you about the data collected from you. It also explains when and how this information can be used or disclosed.

Information Collected From Users

When filling out a form on this site, you may be asked to provide your contact information. This personal information will only be used by Jacquelyn Smith to contact you as per your request and it will not be transferred, sold, or provided to any other party unless required by law. You have the right to not provide your contact information, but by doing so, you may not be able to submit the contact form or use some of the features available on this site.

Jacquelyn uses MailerLite to manage her email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to her subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help her monitor and improve her newsletter. MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. Please note that you can unsubscribe from Jacquelyn’s newsletter at any time by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link provided at the end of each newsletter.

If you subscribe to Jacquelyn’s newsletter, your name and email address will be kept private and saved on MailerLite’s secure servers. Jacquelyn will only email you to send you news about her latest publications and/or to offer free or discounted books from other authors you may enjoy. Your email address may also be used for other marketing purposes, such as running Facebook Ads to you, or generating ‘Lookalike’ audiences based off your email address via ‘digital fingerprinting.’ Please note that this does not involve the sharing of your email address. Your email address will never be shared.

If you leave a book review or any other comment for other visitors to see, your comments may be used and posted by Jacquelyn Smith without restriction and free of charge on her website and/or as deemed appropriate by Jacquelyn in other marketing efforts. You can always request to have these comments or reviews removed at any time by contacting Jacquelyn by email. All comments on this site are scanned by Akismet to reduce spam. Akismet’s privacy policy is available at https://akismet.com/privacy/.

The site may use cookies and keep track of browsing behavior and traffic information such as URL, ISP, IP addresses, entry page, exit page, and other statistical, demographic, or aggregated information from its visitors. This non-personal information cannot be linked to your personal data, but can be used to improve this website and the information it contains. You can always change your browser configuration if you do not want to accept cookies from this site, although it could result in problematic viewing of the site.

Forms on this site use Google’s reCAPTCHA verification in order to reduce entries from spambots. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Affiliate Links

The site contains affiliate links for companies Jacquelyn uses, trusts and recommends, such as Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and other book retailers or platforms. If you click on one of these affiliate links, a cookie will be placed on your computer and, should you make a purchase on that website, Jacquelyn will be paid a small commission. You will not pay a penny more by going through these links. These affiliate links are carefully selected based on Jacquelyn’s personal experience with these service providers.

Direct Purchases

Direct ebook purchases made via the ‘Buy ebook direct from the author’ button on any of the book detail pages on this site are managed and delivered by Payhip, with secure payment processing by either Paypal or Stripe, depending on which method of payment is selected. Customers may also use a digital wallet, such as Apple Pay or Google Pay to complete their transaction. At no point is your credit card information accessed or stored by either this website, or Jacquelyn Smith. 

Payment Processor Privacy Policies:

Apple: https://www.apple.com/legal/applepayments/privacy-notice/

Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Payhip: https://payhip.com/privacy

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/ca/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Stripe: https://stripe.com/privacy

Direct ebook purchase delivery follow-up and support is provided by BookFunnel. BookFunnel’s privacy policy is available at https://bookfunnel.com/privacy/.

Limitation on Liability

By using and viewing this site, you acknowledge that Jacquelyn Smith specifically disclaims any contractual, tort, strict, or any other type of liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or any other type of damage associated with this site, including but not limited to, any virus that may infect your computer. All efforts are made to ensure such consequences don’t occur, but you are held solely responsible for any damage related to downloading material obtained from this site or from sites linked to this site.

Jacquelyn Smith will not be held liable for the unavailability or failure of site functions except to the extent required by applicable laws. This site will contain links to other sites and other sites may link to this site. These links are added for pure convenience and Jacquelyn Smith is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the content from these other sites. Accessing these sites is done at your own risk.

Limitation on Your Usage

Unless otherwise specified, all content available on this website is copyright by Jacquelyn Smith, all rights reserved. You cannot copy, modify, distribute, license, disseminate, display, reproduce, transfer, sell, or offer to sell any material, information, product, image, text, code, or service viewed or obtained from this site without written permission from Jacquelyn Smith.

Requesting More Information

If you require clarification on this Privacy Policy, you can contact Jacquelyn Smith.