As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation came into effect across the EU. In light of this, I have updated my Privacy Policy to provide more detail and transparency as to how I use your data, including information about your rights to retain control of your personal information. Your trust is important to me, so protecting your personal information is a top priority. If you would like to learn more about how I collect and use data, please take a look at my privacy policy:


It is my policy 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 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”).

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Julianne MacLean, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me at

This policy is effective as of 25th May 2018. I may review my privacy practices and change this privacy policy from time to time.

Personal Data I collect on 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 my newsletter:
Types of Personal Data Collected: Email address


When you enter my monthly book giveaway:
Types of Personal Data Collected:

Mailing address (This is collected in case you win the book, so that I can mail it to you promptly. It is not used for any other purpose, nor do I share it with anyone.)

Data that I collect automatically

I automatically collect certain information when you visit my 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. I may also use Google Analytics or Facebook Pixel to gather demographic data, and Instafreebie to administer giveaways and arcs (advance reader copies). By accessing my site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by these third parties. I do not transfer personal information to these vendors, and I encourage you to review their privacy policies.

I may also collect data automatically through the use of cookies on the Website. You can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

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:

Send you a newsletter via email;
Enter you in my monthly book giveaway and mail you the prize if you are selected as the winner;
respond to your questions, comments and requests if you contact me via the website;
improve my Website through analysis of information.

Sharing of your Personal Data
Your trust is very important to me and I take your privacy seriously. I 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. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms.

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 unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

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 this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymise any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

This Website is 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.

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 at

  • 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/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 me to the processing of your Personal Data; and
    express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

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 at

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

International transfers of your Personal Data
No data is passed to organisations outside the EU

Contact Me

Email for Privacy Questions: