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Privacy Policy

It is a legal requirement for me to have a privacy policy. I’ve done my best to make it as clear as possible. Please contact me if there’s anything you don’t understand.

It is my policy to respect your privacy for any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me, in the circumstances set out below. This policy sets out how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Martin Tracey, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me using the contact details at the end of this policy. This policy is effective as of 21st May 2018. I review my privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such, I may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

Personal Data collected via my website

Personal Data that you provide to me

I collect the following Personal Data when you contact me:

 Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows this. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

Sharing of your Personal Data

I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

I share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that I have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom I share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on my behalf.

Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data held at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymise any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.


My Website and my books and services are aimed at adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to anyone aged under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting  me via email at martinpaperbackwriter[at]

Change of purpose

I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I collected it unless I reasonably consider that I need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact me.

If I need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, I will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows me to do so.

Contact Me

I am author Martin Tracey and you may email me with privacy questions at martinpaperbackwriter[at]