Below are just a few important points addressed in this update:
Your privacy and data
We wanted to make it extra clear that we do not, at any time, share or sell your data to third parties. While your preferences may be gathered to help personalize your experience on our site (i.e. information to supply winning prizes), we do not share that information with outside parties. What you elect to share with third parties is between you and them. You are always free to unsubscribe at any time.
Keeping BHR a safe place for all
We reserve the right to take down any content that violates our personal rules of content and privacy. We strictly prohibit cyberbullying/support of recognized cyberbully sites as evidenced via screenshot, smut one-shots, content that portrays extreme or illegal sexual acts, as well as any content that we consider to be illegal, harmful, plagiarized, or promoting of violence.
All subscribers to this site are opt-ins through a secured third-party manager. Personal information regarding subscribers is limited to contact information provided by the subscriber (i.e. email address). Access to personal/location, etc (i.e. IP) are not available to this site nor do we partake in any financial exchange for goods or services.
o I will collect personal information by lawful means and with the consent of the individual concerned.
o At the time of collecting personal information, I will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
o I will only use personal information for the purposes I identify.
o Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
o I will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
o I will make readily available to customers information about policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
o I will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
I currently collect information about individuals in the following circumstances
o Where an individual consents to receive information about my books, I collect a first name and an email address for the purposes of communicating with the individual via newsletter campaigns only. The individual may unsubscribe at any time.
o Where an individual communicates directly with an inquiry, we may collect and process information provided as part of the inquiry.
I use third-party processors to manage my email communication and to enable readers to download free stories and excerpts. I am satisfied that the processors I use are compliant with the relevant legal requirements.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). You should be aware that this may affect the functionality of the website.
Cookies may be used by my third part email processor in order to remember your preferences at future visits.
I am committed to operating in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that your information remains confidential.