Policies

This is the policies page for kelseyketch.com, which so far contains my giveaway and privacy policy. I will change these policies from time to time. This policy page was last updated on January 1st, 2021. For questions, please contact me, Kelsey Ketch, at kketch (at) kelseyketch (dot) com or via the contact form below.

Giveaway Policy

Many of the tours, reveals, and blitzes hosted on this site are sponsored by the author, publisher, or blog tour site listed in the post. They are responsible for the giveaway, the giveaway’s terms and conditions, the selecting/notifying the winners, and getting the prize to the winners. For the giveaways I personally sponsor, the following policies apply:

  • No purchase or payment is required to enter or win.
  • You must be eighteen or older to enter giveaways.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Duration of giveaway and content of the prizes will be mentioned in the post and/or Rafflecopter.
  • You can enter the giveaways by using Rafflecopter, unless mentioned otherwise.
  • The number of eligible entries determines odds. The more entries you have, the higher your chance for winning the giveaway, unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Giveaways are open internationally, unless otherwise mentioned.
  • I am not responsible for any damaged or lost goods.
  • Winner(s) will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter or random.org. Winner(s) will be notified by email.
  • Winner(s) will be notified via email and winner(s) names will be displayed on the Rafflecopter widget(s).
  • If I don’t receive a reply within 48 hours after notifying the winner, a new winner will be picked.
  • No cheating allowed. Cheaters and contest junkies will be disqualified. Entries will be verified, if entries can’t be verified due to winner(s) not entering the correct link or information or their social media profile is private, entry will be disqualified.
  • Giveaways are in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified.
  • Personal information entered for the giveaway won’t be shared with anyone else. Only the host has access to entry information.

Privacy Policy

I am Kelsey Ketch, my website is http://kelseyketch.com

I respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide me, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, I have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information, referred to as “Personal Data” in the following.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

I only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with me on my website in the following ways:

  • When you enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, I collect your name or username, email, the data shown in the Rafflecopter entry form, and the visitor’s IP address.
  • When you sign up to receive my free author newsletter, I collect your name and email address.
  • When you subscribe to my blog, I collect either your WordPress.com username, or if you don’t have a WordPress.com account, your name and email address.
  • When you complete the contact form, I collect name and email address, any Personal Data which you provide to me in the free text box of the form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your contact form is submitted, your profile picture will be visible to me, but will not be made public on my site. Visitor contact forms may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
  • When you leave comments on my website, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you click that you want a reply notification, that information will also be stored, and you’ll receive an email when there is a reply to your comment. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment is posted, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third parties I use to store or collect data

All giveaways that are set up by me are set up through Rafflecopter. Personal Data collected through Rafflecopter won’t be shared with anyone else. Only the host of the giveaway has access to entry information. You can read Rafflecopter’s privacy policy here (https://www.rafflecopter.com/privacy-policy).

I use MailerLite to manage my free author newsletter list and to send emails to those on that list. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my newsletter. MailerLite’s privacy policy is available here (https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy). You can unsubscribe from my author newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link proved at the end of the newsletter.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Additionally, Personal Data collected when subscribing to my blog or my free author newsletter are retained indefinitely unless you ask me to remove your data. You also have the right to unsubscribe from my blog and/or my author newsletter or ask me to delete all your information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, subscribed to my blog, or signed-up for my free author newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any Personal Data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who I share your data with

I do not share any Personal Data I collect with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights.

Policy regarding general website use

I collect some information about how you use this website, mainly for the purposes of statistics, which will be stored in my websites database. My website was built using WordPress.com. You can read their privacy policy here (https://automattic.com/privacy/) and their cookie policy here (https://automattic.com/cookies/).

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to the website.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at kketch (at) kelseyketch (dot) com or via the contact form below.