SITE INFO AND POLICIES
It's so boring
Seriously, this stuff is duller than dull itself, but since the "powers that be" require us to put a bunch of information on websites, information that most people probably never read, I have done so with a lot of eye-rolling and sighing. Okay, so it's not that bad, but still boring. If you've read this far, you may as well keep going to find out whatever you want to know.
This site can be viewed in any web browser. However, your personal computer and/or browser settings may alter the way this website appears. Seriously, I have no control over your devices, but unless you have some crazy-weird settings, then you should be able to see everything as it was intended.
Web Design: Potterton Creative
Design Content: The Author
Photography: The majority of the photographs on this website are by MK McClintock. Photographs of MK are by her mother, who respectfully remains anonymous.
Questions about this site? Send your message through the form on the contact page, and if it's not spam, it will be addressed.
Entire site © 2012 - 2022 MK McClintock
Please note that this website design changes periodically at the author's whim. The same copyright and use policy still applies.
Your right to use this site and its contents: This site is only for your personal use. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this site, including, but not limited to, any text, images, audio and video, for any business, commercial or public purpose without permission. Having said that, sharing is greatly appreciated and allowed. Many thanks.
This website is intended for a general audience and is not targeted to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 years of age.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell, share, trade, or rent this information to anyone. We collect the following information from and about you:
Subscriber Information is the information you voluntarily submit when you subscribe to Our blog, receive a newsletter, post comments on the website or blog, or enter a contest or giveaway. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, zip code, and country of origin.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you voluntarily post to Our blog or website and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Information from Social Media. We do not collect data from social media for use on Our website. However, if you voluntarily use social media to log in to Our blog or post comments, information such as posts, username, comments, likes, status, profile information, and picture, may show up on the Website, and may be public and show up in external search engines.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. If you subscribed to Our blog or newsletter, your email will be used for the sole purpose of receiving blog posts and/or newsletters. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
We use MailChimp to collect emails for the newsletter and subscriptions, and to send and deliver newsletters and blog posts. Our newsletter subscription requires that you are consenting to provide your personal information (i.e. name and email) and that you are consenting to receive newsletters. You will receive a confirmation email upon subscribing to Our newsletters. When registering to Our blog via WIX in order to subscribe or have the ability to comment, you are consenting to provide your personal information (i.e. name and email) and that you are consenting to receive blog post notifications. You will always have access to control your own information when registering for Our blog, and the ability to change your information and subscription settings. Your information is stored on WIX servers and not Our personal servers or computers.
Your privacy is important to us.
Cookies, Other Tracking Data, and Opting Out.
To provide a great experience for your visitors and customers.
To identify your registered members (users who registered to your site)
To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform.
To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use.
You can change your preferences and decline certain types of cookies to be stored on your computer while browsing our website. Some tracking technologies used on our Sites may be implemented and controlled by third-party partners. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, and some browsers offer a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. We do not respond to these “Do Not Track” signals, but you can modify and control your own browser setting to decline cookies, or to indicate when they are being used. You can also remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but keep in mind that deleting cookies may prevent you from using parts of our website.
We use Google Analytics, and some social media like buttons or plugins. These third-party sites and applications may use "cookies," which is data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to identify repeat visitors to the site for statistical purposes. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information about you on my site. In other words, I don't know who you are, but I can tell which country you are from or how you reached the website.
To opt out of Google Analytics, please click here.
To learn more about managing cookies, please click here.
To learn how to clear cookies in Chrome, click here.
To learn how to clear cookies in Firefox, click here.
If you use a different web browser, you can do a basic web search on how to clear/delete cookies and control your privacy settings.
To learn more about Adobe's privacy choices, click here.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact form given on our website:
See what data we have about you, if any.
Change/correct any data we have about you.
Have us delete any data we have about you.
Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
There is always an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter. There is also a link to update your preferences at the bottom of every newsletter. Your newsletter registration information is stored on MailChimp servers and not on Our personal servers or computers.
You will always have access to control your own information when registering to Our blog, and the ability to change your information and subscription settings. Your blog registration information is stored on WIX servers and not on Our personal servers or computers.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website (i.e. entering information into a subscribe form), your information is protected both online and offline. Your information is saved on MailChimp and/or WIX servers and not on Our personal servers or computers.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Send you blog posts and/or newsletters depending upon what you voluntarily subscribed to on this website.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the city, state, and country of our location.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can:
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each newsletter, or contact us, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Disclosure of Material Connection/Affiliate Links
Some of the links on this website and in blog posts are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, but you do not pay extra. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Sweepstakes, Surveys, and Contests
From time-to-time Our site requests information via surveys, giveaways, or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. When you enter a survey or contest, your email and other provided information will not be saved, stored, or added to one of Our subscriber lists. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully. By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials. MK McClintock is the sole sponsor of this Sweepstakes, which is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any other individual or company.
No purchase is necessary to enter any contest or sweepstakes. A purchase will not change your chance of winning.
If the prize is a physical book or something else that requires shipping, a mailing/shipping address will be requested from the winner. Your information is never shared with anyone else.
The monthly contests and sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the (50) United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older at the time of entry. All federal, state and local regulations apply. Sorry, but due to various international sweepstakes laws and logistics, we have to make this limitation (though we really hope it changes someday). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
ENTRY PERIOD: Unless otherwise noted, a sweepstakes period is one month. The winner is announced on the last day of the sweepstakes month, excluding holidays and weekends, in which case the winner will be announced within five days of the sweepstakes end date.
HOW TO ENTER & ENTER TERMS:
The sweepstakes is entered by subscribing to MK McClintock's author newsletter or blog. By entering the sweepstakes you agree to receive e-mail newsletters or blog posts (depending on where you subscribe) periodically from MK McClintock. You can opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the newsletter or blog emails.
Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants, lost or late entries, or interrupted or unavailable network or other connections. Incomplete or ineligible entries will be voided. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Entries including photographs may not include obscene, offensive or inappropriate (in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) material or defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights. If you are uploading a photograph for a contest, you must be the photographer yourself or own exclusive rights to the image, and have permission from any persons who appear in the photo before submitting it.
The odds of winning depend on the number of newsletter and blog subscribers at the time of drawing.
The prize shall be posted at mkmcclintock.com/sweepstakes. The prize(s) may vary. No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing per the Entry Period guidelines listed above, from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winner(s) will be notified via email, and must respond to email within five (5) days of receipt. Winners must provide Sponsor will full contact details in order to be awarded the prize. Winner(s) may also be required to complete, execute, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, or Winner(s) does not respond within five (5) days of receipt, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.
By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, and their respective companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting the prize, Winner(s) grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her first name, first initial of last name, and hometown in advertising and promotion materials, including posting on the Sponsor’s website, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. For the privacy of Winner(s), full names are not ever publicly shared on this website or in promotional and advertising material. Winner(s) may, at their discretion and responsibility, share their winning status. Sponsor accepts no responsibility for information posted or shared to or on websites, blogs, social media, or anywhere else by Winner(s).
Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of Montana, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrant's consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Flathead County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes. As a condition of participating in this sweepstakes, the participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Montana having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By entering you agree to release and hold harmless MK McClintock and her sponsors for liability, mail loss, illness, injury, death, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof.
Winner(s) will be announced on the blog, using only first name along with hometown and/or state. Winner(s) is only announced upon confirmation of receipt.