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Privacy Policy.

(Grab your popcorn.)

Author Just Call Me M. We photoshopped out the fangs out of consideration for more sensitive souls.

Nope. It's not really that scary.

I just like the drama.

Ok. I take it back.


After typing in all this mumbo jumbo, it is a little scary. Or just mind numbing. Still, have a read. Especially if you happen to live in the EU. This is for you. Also, I may have gotten bored myself and thrown a few comments of my own in.

In any case, please read the following all the way to the end:

It is my policy (Author Frieda J Downing) to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, I have borrowed/copied/developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information ("Personal Data").

Isn't this fun? Meh. It's better if you read it out loud while facing a fan. Or while wearing a neck massager.

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations;

  • I am performing a contract with you for my services; and

  • I have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) ("GDPR"), I, Author Frieda J Downing, am the "data controller". (If only that were as sci fi as it sounds.) If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me via my contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of May 25, 2018. I review my privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such I may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

1. Personal Data I collect via my website (the "Website")

Personal Data that you provide to me.

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

When you sign up to: receive free content, including eBooks, videos and offers.

     Types of Personal Data collected:

  • Email address

  • First Name

  • Last name

When/Should you purchase a book directly from me (future reference).

     Types of Personal Data collected:

  • Name

  • Email Address

  • Phone number

  • Any personal Data which you provide to me in the free text box of the form

  • Payment method choice (payment details are held by my payment processor, not by me.)

When you complete the media enquiries form (should I ever include one on this website).

     Types of Personal Data collected:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Any Personal Data which you provide to me in the free text box on the form.


Data that I collect automatically.

I automatically collect certain information when you visit this Website - such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. I do not link this information with any Personal Data.

This Website may also collect data automatically through use of cookies. Please see's cookie policy to find out about the types of cookies the Website sets and why, and how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

Still with me? Wakey, wakey...

2. Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

  • process and manage your use of my website;

  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;

  • where you have oped-in to receive marketing from me, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences/may be of interest to you;

  • improve my services and Website through analysis of information.

3. Sharing of your Personal Data

I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

I share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to me. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Awards for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that I have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom I share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on my behalf.

4. Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

This is the Internet. Bear in mind that there is no way to completely secure anything. By using the Internet, you, personally, accept and take a certain amount of risk that no one can shield you from entirely.

Except maybe Tony Stark. #goals

5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in the Privacy Policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

6. Children

This Website and my services are aimed at adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 15, PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ME WITH ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA, INCLUDING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. And for Pete's sake, be careful on the Internet. There are some real whack jobs out there. Like, seriously. And not the fun kind. If anything weird happens or someone wants to meet you, TELL AN ADULT FAST!


Now. Off the site. Go prank your parents and/or siblings/bestie (nicely. Good pranks don't hurt anyone or anything. Also. I'm a mom. Make sure you clean up after yourself).


Don't tell them the pranks were my idea.

7. Access to and control over your Personal Data.

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting me via email ( or via my postal address: PO Box 442 Mancos, CO 81328 USA. 

You can:

-see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who it could be disclosed to 

-ask me to change or correct your Personal Data

-ask me to delete your Personal Data

-object to the processing of your Personal Data

-ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data

-withdraw any consents you have given to me to the processing of your Personal Data and

-express any concerns you have about third parties' use of your Personal Data.

I think you may be drooling. Boredom can do that to you. And delicious food. Alas, I don't see any of that on this page. #friendsdontletfriendsdrool

8. Change of Purpose

I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I collected it, unless I reasonably consider that I need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact me.

If I need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, I will notify you and I will explain the legal basis which allows me to do so.

9. Contact me

My full details are: Author Frieda J Downing

Email for Privacy Questions:

Postal Address: PO Box 442 

                          Mancos, CO 81328 USA

HOLY CRAP WE MADE IT. I need chocolate. And a good book.

Thanks for reading. Now, let's have some fun. How about a good romance novel? In the mood to solve a mystery?

Let's do this...

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