About Affiliate Links

This site includes Amazon and other affiliate Links. If you purchase my books or other books and products linked to from my site, I will be paid a small commission from Amazon or another merchant on those sales. This, however, does not increase the price that you, the reader, pays.

About how we collect information:

Kim Smith, Author is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, and those providing contact information. In addition, this site is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please read the following Privacy and Spam Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. From time to time, Kim Smith, Author may offer new information or services that may affect this policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy and Spam Policy, please send an e-mail to kimsmith@kimsmithauthor.com and for Spam abuse please send an e-mail to admin@kimsmithauthor.com  

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT & HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or e-mail address. For example, you may voluntarily submit personal information to Kim Smith, Author by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.  

Electronic Newsletter: To register online for our electronic newsletters, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of an e-mail address is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter.

Contact Forms: To contact Kim Smith, Author for purposes of evaluating or engaging our services or to answer your questions, we utilize numerous forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and at most includes (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive a response from us.. The provision of the remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.

HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED

Kim Smith, Author may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website to your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each e-mail newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings by unsubscribing;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure website performance;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;
  • To review the effectiveness of our marketing programs and analyze other general demographic trends;
  • To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you; or,
  • To send promotional materials.
  • DOES KIM SMITH, AUTHOR SHARE MY INFORMATION?
  • We will not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information with third-parties. We may, however, share your information with third-parties when we are authorized to share such information.
  • Additionally, we may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. 
  • Newsletters: Kim Smith, Author uses Mailchimp as its e-mail service provider. Mailchimp collects contact information, distributes our newsletter, and tracks actions you take that assist us in measuring the performance of the website and newsletters.  All data submitted at the time of subscription to our newsletter is stored on Mailchimp. At any time, you may be removed from our newsletter list by clicking on the unsubscribe button provided in each e-mail.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).