privacy policy


This privacy policy is for anyone concerned with how I collect, use, protect, and/or handle your "Personally Identifiable Information" on my website.
What personal info do I collect from people who visit my website or subscribe to my newsletter?
I don't currently collect any personal info from people who visit my website.  People who subscribe to my newsletter give me their name and email address, period.  In the future, if I offer the chance to order books or other merchandise or register for some cool thing on my website, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details, or I may ask for informationof anyone who responds to a survey, fills out a form, or enters information on my site.  It's easy enough to say no.

Users can visit my website anonymously.  Please do!

How do I use your information?

Honestly, at the moment I use your information (if you give it) only if you sign up for my newsletter, in order to send newsletters to you.  In the future, I may also use the information I collect from you when you buy something, respond to a survey or similar communication, or use other site features:

  - to administer a contest, promotion, survey, or something else you sign up for.
  - to send emails regarding something you order from me.
  - to follow up after correspondence (live chat, email, or phone inquiries). 
How do I protect your information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Do I use "cookies"?

Not at this point.  I loathe cookies unless they contain chocolate.  In the future, if my website allows you to order books or other merchandise from me, I may have to use cookies to remember and process the items in your shopping cart or to compile data about site traffic and site interaction in order to offer better website experiences and tools.

Third-party disclosure

I don't sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties.  Period. Okay, in the absence of a police warrant or similar legal requirement, but I have no idea why that would ever be required unless you're a wanted criminal.  Even if you are, I doubt the police want any information I have about you.  Still, best to avoid skirmishes with law enforcement!

Third-party links and affiliate links

I don’t currently offer any third-party products or services on my website or use affiliate links. If I do, I’ll let you know.

Other stuff

I don’t specifically market to children under the age of 13.  No offense, younger peeps!  It’s a legal thing.

If a data breach occurs, I will notify you via email (if you're on my mailing list) within 7 business days and do anything else required of me by law and common decency.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, contact me at:

Mary Strand
P.O. Box 24733
Minneapolis, MN  55424



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