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Privacy Policy

About this Policy

This policy explains when and why I collect personal information about people who use this website, how it is used and how it is kept secure.

It is written in line with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), replacing the previous Data Protection Regulations of 1995. Read an overview of GDPR.

Who am I?

I am Janice Croom, Mystery, Romance and Urban Fantasy author and owner of this website.

What type of information will be collected from you?

This website uses cookies (see below) to collect information about visits, including pages visited, landing page, country the page is being accessed from, etc. This information is used for statistical analysis purposes only. A cookie in no way grants access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.

This information is used by Wix analytics, which records and reports user interactions on Wix customer websites (such as this one). For more information read the Wix Privacy Policy and the Wix statement on GDPR.

If you choose to opt in to receive my regular newsletter, the ‘Subscribe’ form requests a first name and an email address where we can send this newsletter or any offers through the newsletter. This information is either collected by the provider of this service, WIX or through Book Funnel. If collected on Book Funnel, your information will be transferred from Book Funnel to WIX where it will be held on WIX servers, in line with their Privacy Policy.

Wix’s Privacy Policy can be viewed HERE.

You can read Wix’s commitment to GDPR HERE.



Who has access to this information?

This information is not held locally, but is held on the servers of the email list provider, Wix in accordance with their own privacy policy.

Wix’s Privacy Policy can be viewed HERE.

You can read Wix’s commitment to GDPR HERE.


This information is used to send out a newsletter to the subscribers of that list.

This information will not be shared with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

How is your information used?

Your information will be used to:

  • Send you information that you have expressed an interest in receiving (Newsletter). This newsletter could include:

    • Updates on what I am currently working on

    • Details on existing and upcoming offers

    • Information on new and upcoming projects

    • Selected posts from my blog

    • Free and reduced-price ebook deals

    • Opportunities to get involved

  • Respond to comments and questions made through the website Contact Form.


Third Party Service Providers

Any third party service you choose to use may be a data controller of your personal data. I advise you to familiarise yourself with their privacy policies before using any of their services. These policies are linked below.


This website is provided through Wix. Wix is also the provider that is used to send my newsletters.

Wix’s Privacy Policy can be viewed HERE.

You can read Wix’s commitment to GDPR HERE.



Instafreebie provides regular giveaways of ebooks, some of which you will learn about in my monthly newsletter. All giveaway links used in the newsletter are handled directly by Instafreebie. Read their GDPR compliancy statement, and their Privacy Policy.


Bookfunnel provides services for safe and secure download of some of my books. Read their Privacy Policy. 


Miscellaneous giveaways

Any other links to giveaways are handled directly by the relevant organising author(s), and I advise you to familiarise yourself with any relevant policies on those sites.


This list may be updated as new providers come on board, and this page will change to reflect that. Please check back for further details.


Links to other websites may contain links to other websites run by other organizations / authors. This privacy policy applies only to this website‚ so I encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. I cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from this website.


Your Choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from me. You will only receive contact from me if you get in touch using the form on the contact page, or if you select the check box to receive monthly newsletter updates when subscribing from one of the ‘Subscribe’ links.


Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organization to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognize you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps me to improve this website and deliver a better, more personalized service.

For more information on cookies and how you can change your preferences, please visit


Under 16

I am concerned to protect the privacy of individuals under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years of age, please get the permission of your parent or guardian before making use of some of the facilities on this site and sharing personal information.



Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.


Review of policy

This policy will be regularly reviewed. Date of last review: June 2018.

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