Privacy Policy

last updated June 5, 2020
This privacy policy discloses the practices of and
Please be aware that website users have specific rights which are outlined here:
What personal information do we collect from the people who visit our blog, websites or app?
We only have access to information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
You do not have to log on to our site and may choose to visit our site anonymously.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be asked to enter your email address and a name. We use a double opt-in which allows you to confirm your subscription. If you do not confirm, your email address will not be added to our records. We rely on consent as our legal basis for storing and using this information.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you to send periodic emails regarding products and services, to alert you to new content on the website or to administer a survey or other site feature.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is hosted by which holds its own security certificate issued by Let's Encrypt Authority.
Our mail service provider for our newsletters is MailChimp which has its own security measures and privacy policy in place. MailChimp ensures that its employees maintain an appropriate obligation of confidentiality. Upon becoming aware of a security breach, MailChimp shall notify customers in a timely manner.
MailChimp's servers are located in the United States. MailChimp certifies to the Privacy Shield framework meeting the GDPR from the EU.
You can read more about MailChimp's policies here:
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards because we never ask for credit card numbers. We do have a valid SSL certificate issued by Let's Encrypt Authority even though we do not accept credit card numbers or other sensitive information.
Do we use 'cookies'?
Yes. Cookies are small files that can be transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). Most websites use them to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Our website host,, uses some cookies which expire as soon as the browser is closed and do not collect user information. These cookies provide anonymous information about the number of visitors to pages on this website.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies although this is not recommended. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. For more help see
If you disable cookies you may see some pop-ups which would otherwise be disabled for repeat visitors. If you disable all cookies this site may not work properly.
What information do we share?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties except for website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in providing specific services. When you sign up for these services, we will share your email address. These parties agree to keep your information secure and are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We may allow third-party behavioral tracking which will allow us to know which parts of our website receive the most attention. This aggregate tracking is not tied to any personal identifying information.
Do we use third-party links?
This web site may have links to Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of that site. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about your concerns.
Further Disclosures
California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at:
In accordance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
We will maintain a link to our privacy policy in the footer of on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page as specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy page.
Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us at [email protected]
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
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 the users via email within 3 business days
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.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
• NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify advertisements in some reasonable way.
• Include an address for our business or site headquarters.
• 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,
Email us or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email we send, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
You may also ask us to delete your email address from our records rather than removing your subscription. We will do this at your request except where required by law to retain your information.
Contact Information
Our full details are: Shadow River Books
Email address: [email protected]
Mailing address: P O Box 378 King George, VA 22485 USA