We take your privacy seriously and will use your personal information only to improve your experience for your visit or to interact with you in the ways you request. We will never sell or trade your information. Information is shared with third parties only to further its intended use or for administering this site.
You have the right to block, access, update, or delete your information at any time.
This Policy is meant to inform those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being used online. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use that information, and what we do with it. We may change this Policy from time to time, so check this page occasionally to ensure you’re comfortable with any changes.
By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
1. Our identity
We’re Jena Petrie, writer of Sweet Romance novels, and other administrators of this site.
2. Ways we collect your information
Most of our site’s features don’t require you to share PII—you can visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some features won’t work properly if you choose to withhold your PII.
The features that require you to share your PII include:
leaving a comment
filling out a form
subscribing to a newsletter
3. Types of information we collect
PII collected might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding your request (such as your newsletter subscription). In addition, we use Google Analytics, which attempts to collect non-personal information, such as browser type (Firefox, Chrome, etc.), browser version, and pages viewed.
On this site, you will not be asked for any information regarding credit/debit card details.
4. Uses of your information
We may use your information to:
display your comments on a site page or post
send you the communications you’ve requested
deal with requests for special consideration (contest giveaways, ARC fulfillment, review copies, editing feedback, etc.)
personalize your experience and deliver the information in which you’ve expressed an interest
follow up after requested communications to provide extra information or to ask for assistance
improve the functionality and/or engagement of the site
maintain internal records
We do not use your information for purposes other than what you intend. For example, leaving a comment will not automatically subscribe you to our newsletters or marketing information, etc., if this is not your wish.
For the best experience of our visitors, we generally do not delete information unless requested (see sections #6 and 7 below). For example, information included with comments remains unless the comment itself is deleted, etc.
We do not track our visitors across other websites or allow advertising on our site, so your information is not used by us for targeted ads. However, we do use Google Analytics, which might collect information used by Google.
5. Outside accessibility to your information
Only Jena Petrie and her administrator-level associates of this website have access to your information on our server. We will not sell, trade, or rent your information to third parties, and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We may pass your information to our third-party service providers for the purposes of completing tasks and providing requested services to you on our behalf (for example, using an email list distribution service, such as MailerLite, to distribute newsletters and blog post announcements). However, when we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service. We won’t release your information to any other third parties unless we are required to do so by law.
6. Your choices
You have a choice about whether you wish to share information with us or receive information from us. If you decide not to share some PII with us, we may not be able to provide you with some of the features and functionality of the site.
However, we will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you’ve given your prior consent. We encourage those who change their mind about their interest in our marketing messages to unsubscribe.
You can change your subscription preferences for either informative and/or marketing purposes at any time by clicking the links at the bottom of every message to subscribers or by requesting through our Contact Form to have your information removed from our records.
7. How to access and update or delete your information
You can update your preferences for newsletter and blog post subscriptions at any time by clicking the links at the bottom of every message to subscribers.
To access, change, or delete your information gathered from other processes, please contact us by using our Contact Form.
8. Our security precautions
While we can’t control how your computer transmits information to us, once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
9. The use of “cookies”
For example, while on our site, cookies may be used to:
identify any new comments on a post since the last time you visited that page
pre-fill in your information in a comment form if you’ve left a comment before
It’s possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies, search for information on cookies and the name of your browser in a general web search (such as with Google) or check your browser’s Help section. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of some features when using our website.
If you don’t want your data collected with Google Analytics, you can install a browser add-on for Chrome. If you use a different browser, check with your browser manufacturer to determine if an add-on will work with your browser version or if settings can be changed.
10. Links to other websites
We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website. Nonetheless, we want to protect the integrity of our site and the safety of our visitors, so we welcome any feedback about links to questionable sites.
In addition, if you visited our website through a link from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.
11. What else you should know
We do not promote the information, products, or services of this site to children under the age of 16. Visitors under the age of 16 should get their parent/guardian’s permission before sharing PII with us.
This Policy applies to all visitors, regardless of their home country.
Any questions regarding this Policy or our privacy practices can be referred to us through our Contact Form.
Updated February 2023.