Privacy Policy

General
The W.L. Hoffman web site respects the privacy of every individual who visits. This Privacy Statement outlines the information we will collect and how we will use that information. This Statement also instructs you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected when you visit our website. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information
We will not collect any personal information from you, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address unless you provide it voluntarily. However, we may attempt to collect such information if we believe your use of this website violates any laws. If you do not want this information collected, please do not submit it. If you have already submitted this information and would like us to remove it from our records, please contact us using the Contact Page. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our existing files. When you provide personal information, we may use that information as follows:
1. To store and process that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our services.
2. To contact you, including but not limited to, for the purpose of announcements, notifications, author events, awards, book offers, policy changes, etc.
3. We will not provide your personal information to third parties, although in managing databases, storing the information, and creating marketing platforms/ad campaigns, there are third parties who may be given limited access to perform their related tasks. Additionally, your personal information may be provided in any legal proceedings in which we are required by law to produce such data.

Children
We have no intention of collecting any personal information (that is, name, address, telephone number, or email address) from individuals under fourteen years of age without the consent of a parent or guardian. If there is no such consent, we will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our website. If a child has provided us with unauthorized personally-identifiable information and/or a parent or guardian of a child wishes to have their child’s information removed, please go to the Contact Page and request that this information be deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our existing files.

Other Information Collected Automatically
We may collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the URL of the website from which you linked or clicked to our website. Third parties, including, but not limited to, Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from websites you visit, and use that information for various purposes, including, but not limited to, providing metadata measurement services and ad targeting.

Information We May Place Automatically on Your Computer or Device
We may store information on your computer/device when you visit our website. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file, and will help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Who to Contact
If you have submitted personal information through this website and would like that information deleted from our records, please use the Contact Page to inform us of your request. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our existing files.