I’m glad you are interested in reading, writing and books! Thank you for visiting my author website for information and resources. Please know that I’m happy to answer your questions. But before you email, sign up for news notification, subscribe to the blog or enter a contest, you MUST have your parent or guardian review this information:
DianneOchiltree.com is a non-commercial, educational web site directed at adults. However, because the topic is children’s literature, we understand that some kids may be attracted to it. It is our desire to protect these younger visitors. Therefore please note that we are in compliance with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act as follows:
Name and Contact Information of Site Operator: Dianne Ochiltree, Ochiltree Books LLC, 15 Paradise Plaza, #166, Sarasota, FL 34239; Dianne@DianneOchiltree.com. The information collected from children would be limited to:
- Email or USPS address if a personal email or letter was sent to the site operator.
- Name if said email or letter is signed.
- URL of a website if included in an electronic signature file or the text of a letter.
This information would be collected directly by the operator. All data is held in confidence, with the intention that no information will be knowingly shared with any third party.
The information would be used to answer questions about the site or children’s literature, or perhaps to encourage a young writer/student, via one email response per inquiry. Anyone submitting an entry to a give-away contest on the site will be invited to subscribe to free newsletter about the author’s upcoming publications or appearances, but would be under no obligation to do so.
No information gathered will ever be disclosed to third parties; however, visitors should be advised that some sites linked to/ from DianneOchiltree.com may be commercial in nature and may utilize information-collection technology and procedures of their own.
We understand that the COPP act provides an exception for collection of a child’s email address without getting the parent’s consent in advance. These exceptions include contests, online newsletters, homework help, and electronic postcards. However, we require that anyone under 13 get parental or guardian permission, or have either their parent/guardian subscribe/write for them.
At any time, a parent may revoke his/her consent, refuse to allow the website operator to further use or collect their child’s personal information, and direct the website operator to delete the information. In turn, the operator may terminate any service provided to the child, but only if the information at issue is reasonably necessary for the child’s participation in that activity. For example, the operator may require children to provide their email addresses if they are going to receive a regular, online communication about the author’s books or events, or a special communication about creative writing, etc. If the parent/guardian requests that the email be deleted from the operator’s access, then the operator has no way to continue providing the notices or resources to the child.
The content you find on DianneOchiltree.com is predominantly created for adults who work with children or write for children. This includes librarians, book reviewers, authors, illustrators, teachers, parents, grandparents, literacy professionals and the like.
In the course of using the resources found on DianneOchiltree.com the following information from and about you:
Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a service, such as receiving a newsletter; creating an account to enter a contest. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, zip code and your website.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the author’s blog in the ‘comments’ section. This may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with the DianneOchiltree.com website, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the website, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access DianneOchiltree.com from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geo-location data, or other transactional information for that device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. DianneOchiltree.com will never knowingly share your information with a third party.
Use and Disclosure
Any information you choose to share with us, or is a natural consequence of the technology required for you to access the website, will be kept in confidence. Our only use of such information is to provide you with resources and requested services, to answer inquiries, to allow you to enter contests, and to provide you with the opportunity to comment on content posted.
DianneOchiltree.com will not send you promotional materials or notifications unless you have subscribed to our lists to receive such information. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
This website uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
User Access and Control
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact us at Dianne@DianneOchiltree.com. In your request, please (i) include your email address, name, address, telephone number, and (ii) specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update, or suppress. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Other Important Information
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the DianneOchiltree.com website or otherwise.
- Email: Dianne@DianneOchiltree.com
- Mail: Dianne Ochiltree, Ochiltree Books LLC, 15 Paradise Plaza, #166, Sarasota, Florida 34239
Policy posted and effective December 1, 2014