Privacy Policy


Identification of Inter-related Entities:

The three ladies listed on this website are authors. All information about their books, creations, and materials are presented on their websites which are listed under their bios and other areas of the site deemed appropriate.

Identification of Term:

Throughout this document the initials “3FP” covers the identification of the inter-related entities listed above for the content or engagement 3FP provides users. This includes but is not limited to: email newsletters; promotional emails; contests; free downloads, purchases of books or short stories; social media interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Instagram, and other social media accounts.

Links to Other Websites and Services:

You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services, like Amazon, Smashwords, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. before using them. If you do not want your information passed along from third-party sites to anyone, then reconsider joining/using third-party information sites, i.e.: don’t join/don’t use. 3FP is not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from 3FP sites, comment pages, or social media sites, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from one site to another website, the Privacy Policy of 3FP does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service are subject to that third-party’s own rules and policies. 3FP is not responsible and does not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google groups, etc.) and you allow such a third-party access to your User Content, you do so at your own risk.

Collection and Use of Information:

Any information collected by 3FP is used only by 3FP. Information is never sold to a third-party or made available for sale. The primary use of the information is to understand readers/customers and provide an appropriate experience. The information collected or received, such as your email address, is used for direct communication. Emails may be sent containing information you requested, or for example in the case of events, prize offerings.

Information supplied directly –
Your real name and email address may be supplied when you contact 3FP through the contact information provided on said sites. By contacting 3FP, it is understood you are electing to receive/are giving express consent to be contacted in return in regard to that particular matter and any follow-up required. This pertains to directly emailing 3FP or contact via any social media sites. The messages you send may be retained and/or used to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the services 3FP provides, for instance, social media interfaces and blog comments. Your name is not published publicly unless you choose to do so when commenting on a public blog, Facebook, Twitter page, etc.

Information from third-parties –
3FP may receive information about you from third-parties. For example, if you comment or like anything on 3FP websites, it will be through WordPress. If you comment or like anything of theirs on any social media sites (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), the information will be handled through those social media sites. {For if/when 3FP does newsletters… If you sign up for 3FP’s email list via the link provided on any 3FP sites listed above, you will be directed to sign-up through a third party provider. 3FP does not automatically add people to an email list. If you receive a newsletter from 3FP, it is because you elected/gave express consent to sign-up and receive the communications. If you find you do not want to receive newsletter email messages anymore, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. The opt-out opportunity is presented at the bottom of every newsletter email. It is called UNSUBSCRIBE. Click on that option and you will no longer receive newsletter emails.} If you want to purchase a book through any of the links via the sites listed above, your purchase will be handled by the vendor you select (e.g., Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Apple, Google Play, any publishers, etc). If you want to purchase any art through any of the links via the sites listed above, your purchase will be handled by the vendor you select (e.g., etsy, paypal, etc). If you want to engage with 3FP for any on-line events, those will be handled by a third-party site (e.g., The Romance Reviews, Rafflecopter, Silver Dagger, other blogger/review sites, publishers, etc). Any third-party sites 3FP utilizes, and you therefore use, please note, they maintain their own separate information about you that is NOT shared. The third-party may pass along certain information about your use of its service. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third-party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.

Analytics, Log file, Clear gifs/web beacons, Device identifiers information:

The third-party sites listed above and any others you may use, may directly collect analytics data to help measure traffic and usage trends. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information, that assists others in improving their services. They may provide this information to 3FP in collective form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any individual user.

Third-party sites should be running secure sites with scanning, virus checks, malware identification, etc. As part of that set up, log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access a site. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. They may provide this information to 3FP in collective form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any individual user. 3FP takes secure measures such as scanning and use of fire walls.

Third-party sites may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of users. In addition, they may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the content provided. This information may be provided to 3FP in collective form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any individual user.

When you access third-party sites by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), they may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by the site. Their device identifiers may convey information to others about how you browse and use sites. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site.

Again, you should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services. You should also review the third-party’s policies to understand what exactly they do with your information and how you can handle your information through them.

Sharing of Your Information:

3FP will not share, rent, or sell your information to any third-parties without your consent, except as noted below:

3FP may share your information with third-party business partners whom you already have a business relationship with. For example, MailChimp handles the email list and newsletters and use of your information with them will only be provided if you’ve already elected/given express consent to be on the list. Third-party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver products. Third-parties will comply with this Privacy Policy or operate under a similar privacy policy.

Who can see User Content: Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, on blogs open to public reading) and made available to your friends or the public cannot be removed by 3FP. Check your settings carefully and be aware of how your posts are being made public or not. Once you make a post on one of 3FP’s sites, blogs, or comments pages, or Facebook or Twitter feeds, etc, User Content may not be completely removed even though it has been deleted from the site. It is possible that content will remain viewable in cached and archived pages of Internet search engines and on other sites that have republished the posts, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don’t post it to 3FP’s sites, blogs, comment pages, or social media sites, or anyone else’s said sites, which are all public.

Who can see your IP address: If you post User Content on any public site, even if not logged in, it is possible your IP address will be published with your User Content in order to attribute your contribution to the site. This means people behind the scenes of those sites have the ability to review IP addresses of users to reduce abusive behavior. This information may be provided to 3FP. Please note, IP addresses are part of public domain. For more information, visit:

Instances where we are required to share your information:

3FP will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if 3FP reasonably believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security, quality or integrity of 3FP Sites; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Users, or others.

{A big thanks to authors Cathryn Cade and Maggie McVay Lynch for sharing their privacy policies with other authors and allowing us to use them as our own.)

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