Privacy Policy

October 20, 2019 · 4 minute read

Story Influx Press’ Privacy Policy

Story Influx Press is a publishing imprint of Creative Influx LLC. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:

What data do we collect?

  • Email addresses in the opt-in email newsletter.
  • Analytics about visitors to our website.

How do we collect your data?

Email Newsletter and Mailchimp

Email addresses are provided directly from specific users who signup for the email newsletter, giving consent to be sent emails from the Story Influx Press (S!P) newsletter.

If subscribed, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform for the email newsletter. When subscribing, users acknowledge that their information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

We DO NOT track IP addresses of visitors with Google Analytics. They are anonymized before sending. This website is generated with [Hugo](), and uses a theme that utilizes and has enabled anonymizeIP and respectDoNotTrack privacy options for GoogleAnalytics. For more information on how Hugo makes this easy for us, and other developers, please see Hugo and GDPR: GoogleAnalytics.

Visitor Analytics

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors’ general details of the customers’ websites. Collecting these statistics, a website can make their visitors’ experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, we are using cookies to collect data about visitors’ device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

For further information, please check Visitor Analytics’ Terms Of Use, Cookie Information.

We DO NOT track IP addresses of visitors with Visitor Analytics. This has been made easy by Visitor Analytics, per their help documentation: How do I anonymize visitors’ IPs?

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology, which are used by the analytics tools above.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by checking your browser settings on each device - for details, a good walkthrough can be found at https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions. The directions there can allow you to prevent Google Analytics and Visitor Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site on your browser.

How will we use your data?

Story Influx Press collects your data so that we can:

  • If subscribed to our newsletter, we will email you with announcements, new blog posts, new book releases, events, and special offers. A subscriber can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.
  • We use the analytics information we get from Google Analytics and Visitor Analytics to:
    • Improve the site based on user behavior
    • Measure success of social media campaigns, based on where users were referred

Privacy policies of other websites

The Story Influx Press 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.

Changes to our privacy policy

Story Influx Press keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on October 20, 2019.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Story Influx Press’ privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.