Updated May 24, 2021
I am delighted you are here to learn more about me and my books. Since your actions are voluntary, by your very act of clicking on my site, www.kathleenlawless.com you are granting permission for basic information to be stored.
My cowboy heroes in the old west didn’t have to deal with hackers, spam, spyware or cookies. Remember the old days when a cookie was just a sweet treat? I sure do. And the same way my characters value their privacy and consent has never been so important, I want you to know what goes on when you visit me here.
I will never sell or otherwise distribute the information gathered and stored here. You are free to opt out at any time and request any information gathered here, such as your name, email address and IP address be permanently removed.
Simply use my contact form to request removal of your information and it shall be done. I keep my word as a romance author who gives my readers a satisfying ending, and I give you my word as a person who places high regard on privacy.
Who I Share Information With and Why
I use Clean Talk anti-spam to make sure you are not one of those people we hate. It checks your email against a list of known spammers. Once you’re cleared your information is deleted, usually within a few days.
The contact form on this site allows you to send me messages. Those messages (along with your email address, IP address, and your name) are processed through my website and sent to me via email. They are also stored on my website for use in case of a failure in the email system.
This information is checked for spam as noted above and then transmitted to me via email. It is not stored on my website. During that transmission, the data will be sent through normal email channels.
VIP Readers Newsletter
If you are here to claim your bonus book and join my VIP Readers Newsletter, I use Mailchimp to gather the facts you provide, namely your name and email address. This allows you to occasionally receive exciting news such as sales, and upcoming releases. Things readers enjoy. Anytime you no longer wish to receive these updates, you may simply click unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter and you won’t hear from me again.
What Mailchimp does is gather data for me, such as if you opened my missive of exciting updates, and if you clicked on any of the links inside. This information allows me to judge what you find useful so I can tailor my news to fit your interests, and hopefully keep you clamoring for more. The choice is yours and the Unsubscribe button is only a click away.
My site is protected by SSL which ensures that everything sent to or from my server is encrypted. In addition, I use very powerful security software to maintain security on my site to the best of my ability.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.
So now you’re updated. Your privacy is secure. Sign up to get my Newsletter for updates and bonus content. Unsubscribe at any time. Contact me to have your information permanently removed. That’s it in a nutshell.
Thanks for hanging in this long.
Be safe out there.