Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Kristen Harnisch, Author (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We take the protection of your personal information seriously. In safeguarding your privacy, we collect and maintain only the personal information necessary to provide services you request, and we protect this information from unauthorized use. We also provide you with a method to remove your personally-identifiable data from our systems, should you choose to do so.

How We Use Information We Collect and Receive

When you request information, or request to join our email list, we may use information that we collect about you to:

  • Communicate with you by e-mail about our products or services that may be of interest to you or to update you regarding upcoming appearances or events.
  • Enforce our terms and conditions.
  • Protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions.

If you sign up for our newsletter or leave a comment, we collect and store information about you, such as your name, email, and as well as any other information you provide to us in order to communicate with you.

Kristen Harnisch, Author, limits access to your personal information to those employees and business partners who need such information to perform essential functions relating to your request or purchase.

Kristen Harnisch, Author, does not sell, rent or give your personal information to any third party not working directly for us unless requested by a court of law having jurisdiction over that specific information.

Third Party Service Providers

We may rely on third party providers to perform certain services for us in connection with your use of the site, such as network security, customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, our own marketing, and other functions. We may share information from or about you with these third party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests. Our website may link to third party services such as a business’s URL. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with these services.

Links to Third Party Sites & Third-Party Advertisements

Kristen Harnisch, Author, accepts no liability for the condition or content of third party websites that may be accessed from the kristenharnisch.com website. Except as Kristen Harnisch, Author, may specifically direct otherwise, we do not authorize the content of those third party websites. The third party advertiser is solely responsible to you for any representations or offers made by it, and for any goods or services that you agree to purchase from those third parties.

Data Retention

We will retain your information only as long as necessary to provide you with the Services or as otherwise set forth in this Policy. We will also retain and use this information as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements and protect Kristen Harnisch’s legal rights.

We also collect and maintain aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized information which we may retain indefinitely to protect the safety and security of our website, improve our Services or comply with legal obligations.

Your Right to Access, Correct, or Request Deletion of your Data

Users residing in certain countries, including the EU, are afforded certain rights regarding their personal information. Except where an exception or exemption applies, these rights include the ability to access, correct, and request deletion of your personal information. To modify or delete the personal information you’ve provided to us, please contact us at kristen@kristenharnisch.com, or use the address provided at the end of this Policy.

Choices You May Make Regarding Your Personal Information

Promotional Emails

You may choose to provide us with your email address to allow us to send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you, as well as targeted offers from third parties. You can stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in emails that you receive.

Promotional Mailings

If at any time you do not want to receive printed or emailed offers from us you may remove yourself from our mailing list by contacting us at the address below. Although we will remove your name from our mailing list after receiving your request, you may still receive mailings from us that were initiated prior to your name being removed.

Changes to or Deletion of Your Personal Information

Typically, we retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. In addition, we may keep your Personal Information as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements. You may, however, request that we delete your Personal Information by contacting us at the address below and we will delete such Personal Information to the extent required by law.

Access to Your Personal Information

If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the Personal Information that we have about you. You may request access to your Personal Information by contacting us at the address below.

Cookies

When you visit our website, we may place cookies on your device to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit and links you click. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. You may also clear or delete existing cookies from standard internet browsers.

We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your anonymized IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, and the referring website address.

We may use standard internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional emails to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and other activities.

You may set some cookie preferences through your device or browser settings but doing so may affect the functionality of the website. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser but can usually be found in your device or browser preferences or security settings.

Legal Information

Legal Disclaimer

This website and its contents (“Website”) are owned by Kristen Harnisch, 3 Lake Avenue, Wenham, MA 01984. By accessing or using this website, you agree to accept and comply with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in these terms and conditions, the Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the website (known collectively as “Terms and Conditions”). The Terms and Conditions govern the use of this website. Kristen Harnisch, Author, reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.

Applicable Law

The Terms and Conditions are governed by and to be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut, USA. You irrevocably and unconditionally agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Massachusetts and also of Connecticut. The Terms and Conditions are governed by and to be construed in accordance with the laws of Massachusetts and Connecticut. You irrevocably and unconditionally agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut. In the event that any provision of the Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision must to the extent of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability be ignored and all the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect. Kristen Harnisch, Author, makes no representation that the content of the website complies with the laws of any country outside the United States. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Disclaimer and Liability

This website is provided on an “as is” basis. While Kristen Harnisch, Author, has used its best endeavors to ensure that the information contained on and accessed through the website is correct and current at the time of publication, Kristen Harnisch, Author does not accept responsibility for any error, omission or defect in the information.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, Kristen Harnisch, Author, its affiliated companies and their respective directors, employees, agents and contractors:
(a) Do not make any representation, warranty or endorsement of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the website, your access to the website or results of your access, or the information, content, materials or products on the website; and
(b) Do not warrant that the functions on the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected or that the server, which stores and transmits content to you is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Subject to any non-excludable liability for breach of conditions or warranties implied by legislation and to the maximum extent permitted by law, under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of Kristen Harnisch, Author, its affiliated companies or their respective directors, employees, agents and contractors) will Kristen Harnisch, Author, its affiliated companies or their respective directors, employees, agents or contractors accept liability for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits resulting from any use or access, or any inability to use or access the website.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Kristen Harnisch, Author, its affiliated companies and their officers, employees, agents and contractors (“those indemnified”) in respect of any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost (including legal cost) or expense which those indemnified may suffer or incur as a direct or indirect result of your willful or negligent act or omission with respect to the your use of the website (or any part of it) or the violation of these Terms and Conditions by you, or the infringement by you, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Intellectual Property & Restrictions On Use Of Content

The website is subject to copyright under United States law and, under international treaties, and the laws of many other countries. The website contains trademarks, intellectual property and copyright protected works, which is owned by Kristen Harnisch, Author, and third parties. Except for the direct purpose of viewing, accessing or interacting with the website for your own personal use or as otherwise indicated on the website or these Terms and Conditions, you must not copy, communicate to the public, adapt, transfer, distribute or store any of the contents of the website, or incorporate any part of the website into another website without Kristen Harnisch’s express consent.

User Submitted Content

When you submit any materials via the Kristen Harnisch website or its branded social media pages including comments, recordings and images (“Content”), you, unless Kristen Harnisch, Author, advises otherwise, license and grant Kristen Harnisch, Author, its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display such Content for any purpose in any media, without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. You agree not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use. You warrant that you have the full authority to grant these rights.
You agree that you are fully responsible for the Content you submit. Kristen Harnisch, Author, shall not be liable in any way for such Content to the full extent permitted by law. Kristen Harnisch, Author, may remove any Content without notice for any reason whatsoever.

You Warrant and Agree

  • You will not submit any Content that is unlawful or fraudulent, or that Kristen Harnisch, Author, may deem in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children aged under 15, or otherwise unsuitable for publication;
  • You will obtain prior consent from any person or property that appears in your Content;
  • You will obtain full prior consent from any person who has jointly created or has any rights in the Content, to the uses and terms herein;
  • Your Content shall not contain viruses or malware or cause injury or harm to any person or entity;
  • You will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others’ computer or communication systems.

Without limiting any other terms herein, you will indemnify Kristen Harnisch, Author, for any breach of the above terms.

Termination and Cancellation

Kristen Harnisch, Author, reserves the right in its sole discretion to revise the content of, amend links from, or withdraw access to the website, at any time without notice. Without limiting the operation of any other Terms and Conditions herein, Kristen Harnisch, Author, will not be held liable for loss or damage arising from the exercising of these rights. Any indemnities given by you and limitations on Kristen Harnisch’s liability will survive such termination.

Electronic Systems Compliance

No method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, so Kristen Harnisch, Author, cannot guarantee its absolute security, but we are committed to doing our best to ensure that any personal information you entrust to us is secure.

Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 14 August 2012.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Kristen Harnisch. For questions about this blog, please contact Kristen Harnisch at www.kristenharnisch.com.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of the blog owner. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Thank you for visiting.

How to Contact Us

Kristen Harnisch, Author
3 Lake Avenue

Wenham, MA 01984

kristen@kristenharnisch.com

Updated May 25, 2018