What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
We collect only names and emails addresses which may be used for applicable marketing communications and news updates from author Josephine Blake.
When do we collect information?
We collect information when you sign up specifically to receive email marketing communications from author Josephine Blake. This information is collected when you click a “SIGN UP” link (available via our website, within kindle ebooks, and through specified partners) and fill out the following form.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
Any purchases are made through a third party. (PayPal.)
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
Your information will never be rented, bought, sold or shared in any way shape or form
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
However, you will still be able to place orders .
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
Amazon Affiliate Links
Occasionally, we may provide a link on our site or in our newsletters that will redirect you to an amazon portal. Www.awordfromjosephineblake.com, its owners and its subsidiaries may receive a small referral commission from any purchases made from Amazon.com from that point onward.
How Long is Your Personal Information Kept?
Www.awordfromjosephineblake.com its owners and its subsidiaries will keep you information up until such point that you desire to unsubscribe. Your information will then be deleted from our records.
Removing Yourself from our Email List
If at any point you do not wish to receive email communications from Author Josephine Blake, you may simply unsubscribe at the bottom of any email. You may also contact us to be removed from our list.
We are GDPR Compliant
The only information collected directly by JB Publishing is your name and email address.
Providing your personal information is purely voluntary. If you no longer wish to receive email communications from us, your information will be deleted from our records. We do not transfer any data to third parties without express permission from any whom that data may concern.
How Can You Verify Your Information?
You may check your information to verify, update, or correct it, and to have any obsolete information removed by contacting us directly. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and provided we can authenticate your identity, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You may also ask us to change your preferences regarding how we use or disclose your information, or let us know that you do not wish to receive any further communication from us.
Contact our Data Protection Officer
A Word from Josephine Blake is headquartered in Oregon, in the United States and ran primarily as a self-employed business. While we do work with partners on occasion, the website, email newsletters, and social media interaction is ran primarily by a single individual. You may contact her with questions or concerns about our personal data policies or practices via the following information.
1303 Otter Lane
Oregon City, OR
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
1303 Otter Lane
Oregon City, OR 97045
Last Edited on 2017-02-04