Privacy Policy

 

Sam Haysom Author is the data controller of your personal data and we will only collect information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our contact details are listed below.

 

We provide you with the information set out in this Privacy Policy so that if you share your personal data with us you are aware of what we do with it.

 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

 

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data via our website www.samhaysom.com (the “Website”)

 

  • Personal identification information you provide to us (Name, email address).

 

How do we collect your data?

 

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

 

  • Register online for our newsletter.

  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.

  • Use or view our Website via your browser’s cookies.

 

The Website may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

 

We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

 

We may also collect data automatically through our use of cookies on the Website. Please see our cookie policy below to find out about the types of cookies we set and why, and how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

 

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 16 years old. If you are under the age of 16, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

 

How will we use your data?

 

The Website collects your data so that we can:

 

  • Process your order and manage your subscription to our newsletter.

  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.

  • Respond to your questions, comments and requests.

  • Communicate with you about your subscription.

  • Improve our services and the Website through analysis of information.

 

We will never collect sensitive information about you without your express consent. 

 

We take your privacy very seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as set out below: 

 

We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include marketing automation platforms, payment processing platforms, social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords (for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences). Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

 

We use Mailchimp as our marketing automation platform. When you sign up to receive free content including ebooks, the information you provide will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing in accordance with their privacy policy and terms.

 

We also collect information automatically about your visit to our site. The information obtained in this way, which includes demographic data and browsing patterns, is only used in aggregate form, and as such cannot be used to identify you personally. Such aggregate information helps us to audit usage of our Website and improve the service provided.

 

How do we store your data?

 

We have implemented policy and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

 

Sam Haysom Author Website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

 

We 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.

 

When you place an order through the Website, we will maintain your order information (excluding payment information) for our records, up to a maximum of seven years, unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

 

Marketing

 

We would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like.

 

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

 

You have the right at any time to stop the Website from contacting you for marketing purposes.

 

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

 

What are your data protection rights?

 

The Website would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

 

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

 

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: hello@samhaysom.com.

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit the Website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

 

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

 

We use a third party service provided by Google Analytics to provide us with further general information about the performance of this website. The data collected by Google is aggregated to show general trends and does not identify individual users. From time to time, we may also use other third party services such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media, the presence of which will be readily apparent from their on-screen icons. In each case, any cookies set by the providers of these services are set by them directly. They are not set by this website and we have no control over them. Please refer to these services’ own privacy policies if you wish to check how they use cookies.

 

Should you wish to disable cookies, please refer to your browser’s Help function. Please note, however, that many websites will not run correctly with cookies disabled, especially ones that require you to log in or that offer any form of checkout or booking process, as cookies are usually needed to keep track of individual transactions.

 

How do we use cookies?

 

The Website uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

 

  • Understanding how you use our website.

 

What types of cookies do we use?

 

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

 

  • Functionality – we use these cookies so that we recognise you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

 

How to manage cookies

 

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

 

Privacy policies of other websites

 

The Website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

 

How to contact us

 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Email us at: hello@samhaysom.com

THE MOOR

A group of teenagers go hiking

on the moors of southern England

– and disappear, one by one

"There's a delightful bit of sleight-of-hand at the heart of the novel that I particularly enjoyed."

- OWEN KING, co-author of Sleeping Beauties

For any enquiries, please contact agent Zoë Apostolides:

+44 (0) 208 740 0454

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