Most recent update: July 12, 2o21

This privacy policy (“policy”) will help you understand how the owner(s) of this website (“us”, “we”, “our”) use and protect the data you provide to us when you visit and use (“website”, “service”).

We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. We are not liable for how you use the information you find on this website.

About this Website: was created to provide information about author M.P. Barker and her books, and to entertain and inform visitors who are interested in writing, history, and other related topics. Although we do our best to present correct information, we will probably make mistakes from time to time. Therefore, we cannot provide any guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of information and materials on this website. If you find information on this website that you think is incorrect or inappropriate, please contact us by using the link to our contact form at the bottom of this page.

The information, articles, and other materials found on this website are copyrighted by M.P. Barker and may not be copied or published anywhere else without permission from M.P. Barker. If you would like permission to reproduce an article you find on this site, please contact the author using the link to our contact form at the bottom of this page.

What Data Do We Collect and Why Do We Collect It?

We collect the minimum amount of information needed to make this website functional and responsive to our visitors’ needs and to deliver products, services, and information requested by visitors. Other than statistical information that helps us analyze how visitors use this website, we do not collect your personal information without your knowledge or consent. 

We may collect the following information in order to provide requested books or other products, services, or information to you:

Email and other online communication information:

If you sign up for email notifications or a newsletter, register for a giveaway or special offer for books or other products, or respond to a survey, we may collect the following information: 

  • Your name and email address
  • Other information, such as your interests and preferences


We collect this information to help us deliver notifications or newsletters that you have requested, allow you to give us your opinions about a variety of topics, offer free or discounted products or services to you, and to make this website more informative, enjoyable, and entertaining for you.

NOTE: We do not collect this information without your knowledge or consent.

Name, mailing address, phone number, and purchasing information:

If you purchase books or other products directly from this website (rather than via a link to a third-party vendor such as IndieBound or Amazon), if you win a giveaway for books or other products or services, and/or if you hire the author for an event, workshop, project, or other service, we may collect the following information: 

  • Your name
  • Your phone number 
  • Your email address
  • Your mailing address
  • Financial information needed to complete any transactions you initiate 


We collect this information so we can send you books or other products you have ordered, answer your questions, or otherwise communicate with you about products, services, or information you have requested. 

NOTE: We do not collect this information without your knowledge or consent, and we do not retain any financial information after a transaction has been successfully completed.

Safeguarding and Securing Your Data

We are committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. We do not share your information with any third parties except when legally required. We do our best to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by using appropriate security software, which helps us safeguard any information we collect online.

While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against all interception or other type of misuse.  Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

We will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties unless required to by law. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials only if you have previously requested them. 

Disclosure of Your Information in Response to Law Enforcement

We will only share information we have collected about you if required by law enforcement. If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal processes, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection.

Our Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies (pieces of computer code that record how you use this website). Such cookies may collect the following information:

  • Your IP address.
  • Your geographical location
  • Data regarding your behavior on our website, such as which pages you visit

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use this information to collect statistics about how visitors use this site. For example, we may wish to learn: how many visitors view this website every day, how often they visit, how visitors are most likely to find this site, or what information they view most often. We collect this information to learn what aspects of the site might need improvement and to make this site more entertaining, appealing, and informative for our visitors.  

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are used to monitor which pages visitors find useful and which they do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do so by adjusting your internet browser’s settings. Click here for an article that provides instructions for how to do this on most internet browsers.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions or other content to this webite, your posts may be viewed by all users. 

Website Analytics 

We may partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics and others, to analyze and track visitors’ use of this website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites, such as online booksellers or websites that provide information we think you might enjoy. We have no control over these other websites. If you click on these links, we are not responsible for your data and privacy protection there. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the websites you go to from our website.

Restricting the Collection of your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data or ask us to delete any information you have given us in the past. You can do this by contacting us via the the link to our contact form at the bottom of this page.

Upon receiving your request, we will immediately delete and discard your information.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the link to our contact form at the bottom of this page.

If you are under 18 years of age and reside in California, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the link to our contact form at the bottom of this page, and include your email address and a statement that you reside in California.  We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site.

Policy for Children

We do not knowingly solicit information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the link to our contact form at the bottom of this page. 

Click here to use our contact form.

This policy is adapted from privacy policy templates created by and Termly.