Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to victoriagilbertmysteries.com and Victoria Gilbert’s newsletter, and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Victoria Gilbert include victoriagilbertmysteries.com and Victoria Gilbert ’s newsletter. By reading and transacting on any of these listed, 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 products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (b) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; or (c) sending us an email message. We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Victoria Gilbert collects and uses your personal information to inform you of book news, new releases, sales, interesting or entertaining information about Victoria Gilbert or other authors or other products or services available from Victoria Gilbert or other authors.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Victoria Gilbert does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Victoria Gilbert may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Victoria Gilbert, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Victoria Gilbert 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 Victoria Gilbert or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Victoria Gilbert; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Victoria Gilbert’s website and/or blog, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Victoria Gilbert. 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 Victoria Gilbert website.

Use of Cookies

The Victoria Gilbert website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Victoria Gilbert pages, or register with the Victoria Gilbert site or services, a cookie helps Victoria Gilbert to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Victoria Gilbert website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Victoria Gilbert features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Victoria website.

Security of your Personal Information

Victoria Gilbert secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Victoria Gilbert uses the following methods for this purpose:

Website and Blog are hosted on the WordPress.com and GoDaddy platforms. Your data may be stored through these venues’ data storage, databases and the general website applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.

Victoria Gilbert strives to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Victoria Gilbert strives to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

Victoria Gilbert 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 any Victoria Gilbert email newsletter and website.

E-mail Communications

Victoria Gilbert uses Mailchimp to manage her email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to her subscribers. Mailchimp is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

Mailchimps’s legal and privacy policy is available at https://mailchimp.com/legal/

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Changes to this Statement

Victoria Gilbert reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Victoria Gilbert  welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Victoria Gilbert has not adhered to this Statement, please contact her at:

Email Address: VictoriaGilbertauthor@gmail.com

Effective as of June 23, 2018