Stephen Hayes Online

Welcome to Stephen Hayes Online.

At Stephen Hayes's author website, accessible at stephenhayesonline.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors and members. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by us and how it is used.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at author@stephenhayesonline.com.

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they share, and/or is collected in the usage of this website. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

1. Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. If you registered to be a member, it is understood that you have already read, understood and agreed to the privacy policy.

2. Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you register for an account, you will be asked to provide your Email address, first and last name, gender, date of birth and location. If you wish to have these details removed after you have registered, but do not wish to lose access to the member features, you may request to have your account anonymised.

If you subscribe to our mailing list, you will only be asked to provide the Email address you wish subscribed to the mailing list.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

3. How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

4. Log Files

Stephenhayesonline follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

We do not, however, use any external, JavaScript-based tracking. We have determined that for our purposes, it will not be necessary to use Google Analytics or any other external tracking. We also do not link to any external advertising platforms through the same protocols.

5. Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Stephenhayesonline uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

Our cookies are used in the following ways:

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

6. Privacy Specifics

The following section describes the specific circumstances of our data collection and processing, and your rights regarding it.

6.1. Website Architecture

6.2. Members

7. Regional Privacy Law

7.1. CCPA Privacy Policy (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

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 by Email.

7.2. GDPR Privacy Policy (Data Protection Rights)

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

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 by Email.

7.3. Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Stephenhayesonline does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.