Julie Anne Lindsey
Julie Anne Lindsey
Bestselling Author, Mystery & Romantic Suspense
Privacy Policy

At Cozy Queen Publishing LLC we take the security of personal data seriously and are committed to keeping you fully informed of your rights.  We aim to act transparently at all times and to provide you with accessible information on how we use your personal data.


This Privacy Policy sets out in detail the type of personal information we may collect about you when you use our website and services.  It also explains how and when we will use, store and protect that information.


We may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page.  Please check this page regularly to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at http://www.julieannelindsey.com/about#contact.


Information we collect

We will collect personal data on our website only if it is directly provided to us by you, the user, and therefore has been provided by you with your consent.  We may collect the following information:  your email address, name, job title, home or work address and telephone number.  Normally you will only provide such details if you submit the contact form or web form on our website or sign up for our free newsletter or other resources such as downloadable PDFs.


We also use analytical and statistical tools that monitor details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data (but this data will not identify you personally).


We use Google products including: Google Analytics, Google Search Console and Google Adwords.  We use these products to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience.  User data is all anonymous.  The types of data collected includes: IP address, browser-generated information e.g. browser type, operating system, date and time of access, how long a person looks at a website, what they look at etc. Click here for an overview of Google’s privacy policies.


Google Privacy Policy

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

Google Adwords Privacy Policy


The legal basis for our use of your information

We may hold and process personal data that you provide to us.


The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you, and to meet our contractual commitments to you, including internal record keeping.  In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:


    *To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or product/service changes that may affect our service

    *If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about products and services similar to those that were the subject of a previous sale to you and that we think may be of interest to you

    *If you have consented to receive our e-newsletters, we will include you in our monthly newsletter sends, which you can opt out of at any time


Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your information to regulatory bodies to enable us to comply with the law and to assist fraud protection and minimize credit risk.

Please note that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may from time to time, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.

Controlling the use of your data
If you have given us consent to use your data for a particular purpose, you can revoke or vary that consent at any time.  If you do not want us to use your data or want to vary the consent that you have provided you can contact us at http://www.julieannelindsey.com/about#contact.

Where we store and transfer your data
As part of the services offered to you, for example through our website, the information you provide to us may be transferred to and stored in other countries as we use remote website server hosts to provide the website and some aspects of our service, which may be based outside of the US, or use servers based outside of the US – this is generally the nature of data stored in “the Cloud”.  It may also be processed by staff operating outside the US who work for one of our suppliers, e.g. our website server host, or work for us when temporarily outside of the US.

A transfer of your personal data may happen if any of our servers are located in a country outside of the US or one of our service providers is located in a country outside of the US.  If we transfer or store your personal data outside the US in this way, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected, as outlined in this Privacy Policy.  If you use our service while you are outside the US, your personal data may be transferred outside the US in order to provide you with these services.

We do not use or disclose sensitive personal data, such as race, religion or political affiliations without your explicit consent.

We may disclose your personal data outside of our group: (a) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; and (b) if the Cozy Queen Publishing LLC  business is bought by a third party, in which case personal data held by it, about its customers, will be one of the assets to transfer to the buyer.  However, any such transfer will only be on terms that the confidentiality of your personal data is protected and that the terms of this Privacy Policy will continue to be complied with by the recipient.

Otherwise, we will process, disclose or share your personal data only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal requirements or legal processes served on us or our website.

You have the right to opt out of us processing your personal data for marketing purposes by contacting us at https://www.julieannelindsey.com/about#contact.

Email tracking
Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all, e.g. service emails with invoices attached. Other emails include tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site, but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous, e.g. our monthly newsletter. For some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on links in the email. We use the latter information at a personal level, to understand open and click rates on our emails to try to improve them. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked, then you can opt out of Cozy Queen Publishing LLC emails by clicking “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the footer of the email.

Security
The transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure.  However, we have put security measures in place by installing a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on our website which encrypts all data submitted via the online contact forms and web forms and protects your personal data.  We cannot guarantee the security of data while you are transmitting it to our site; any such transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your personal data, we will use our strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Third party links
You may find links to third party websites on our website.  These websites should have their own privacy policies, which you should check.  We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Use of cookies
Please see our cookie policy located at https://www.julieannelindsey.com/cookie-policy.

Social buttons
On many of the pages of our website you may see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Cozy Queen Publishing LLC. You should be aware that these sites may collect information about what you are doing on the internet, including on this website. So, if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information.  In some cases, these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting JulieAnneLindsey.com and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button while you are logged into their sites. You should check the respective privacy policies of each of these sites to see exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information if you wish.

Your rights
The GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you by us.  Please contact us at https://www.julieannelindsey.com/about#contact if you wish to request confirmation of what personal information we hold relating to you. There is no charge for requesting that we provide you with details of the personal data that we hold.

You have the right to change the permissions that you have given us in relation to how we may use your data.  You also have the right to request that we cease using your data or that we delete all personal data records that we hold relating to you.  You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us at https://www.julieannelindsey.com/about#contact.