About This Website
Ty Patterson is a USA Today Bestselling Author of thrillers and other works of fiction. His website address is: https://typatterson.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you contact us via our contact form, your entered information will be shared only with Ty Patterson or his direct employees.
Your information will be held for as long as it takes to resolve your inquiry.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
While browsing our online shop, cookies will be used to record items you are adding to your cart, and to manage your payment process. These cookies may also be used to recommend products to you based on past interest.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Anonymous data may be collected when you visit this website to allow us to track pages visited and origin of the visitor. Your personal information will not be stored with these statistics.
Newsletter Sign Up
If you fill out our online form to sign up for our newsletter, your entered information will be stored on our list indefinitely. You can unsubscribe at any time using the links at provided at the bottom of each newsletter. Your email will never be added to our mailing list without your express consent.
We value your privacy and our newsletter list will never be deliberately shared with other organizations without your consent.
If you place an order on our website, whether through an account or with a guest checkout, we will gather personal information in order to complete your order. We will record your name, address, and the items you have ordered. This information will be stored in our website as well as in our personal records.
If you create a customer account for recurring purchases, we will store your name, username, and password in our system. Your profile will also store any fields that can be auto-filled by your profile, such as your address.
Please note that this website and its online store is intended for clients aged 14 or older. Should we determine that personal information of a minor has been collected in error, it will be immediately deleted.
Who we share your data with
Newsletter Management Site
If you sign up for our newsletter, your email address will be sent to our newsletter management site for storage. You will be added to our distribution list. You can unsubscribe at any time using the links provided at the bottom of each newsletter. Your email address will never be shared with other sites.
If you make a purchase on this website your essential information will be sent to our payment gateway to allow you to complete payment and confirm the purchase. This information will be held indefinitely in our payment transaction records for tax purposes, however, you can ask to view your personal data and records.
Our website does not store any payment details or credit card information.
Personal information entered as part of an online order, through our contact form, or left as a comment on our site will never be shared with anyone except the direct employees of Ty Patterson.
This website runs spam filtering software and has a firewall that scans for illegal access attempts and spam comments. Your entered comments may be sent to their servers to verify they are not spam before allowing the comment to proceed. No information is stored on our spam or firewall remote servers.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Information sent to our newsletter list is retained indefinitely unless you unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time using the links provided at the bottom of each newsletter.
Information about online purchases will be kept for a set number of years as required by United Kingdom tax laws.
We may share your personal information when required to by law, or when matters of public health and safety are at stake. For example, we may share your information when:
- protecting the health and safety of our customers or employees
- identifying fraud;
- responding to a search warrant or other official inquiry;
- responding to an official organization in response to a breach of law.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Your contact information
For questions or inquiries, please contact us through our Contact Page at any time.
This website runs a firewall to protect against hackers and illegal access. It also runs regular backups and security scans.
In the event of a known breach, you will be contacted within 48 hours.
Updates to this policy
We may make changes to this policy, and apply any changes to information previously collected, as permitted by law. When we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting the updated policy on our website, and updating the effective date at the end of this policy.
Policy first draft added September 20, 2020.