Privacy Policy


– Privacy Policy RionWilhelm.Com

This notice is for this website; owned by Rion Wilhelm, 5101 Hackberry Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841 and governs the privacy of those who use it. It explains how we control, process, handle and protect your personal data while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations.


“I” or “The Website” refers to [author name]
“you”, “the user” refers to the user of the Website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process personal information about you electronically.
We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we use your information internally.

Lawful basis: Consent

1. The reason we use this basis: You gave us consent to use your data when you bought or negotiated to buy a book from my Website
2. You entered your data for a contest or giveaway on my website.
3. We process your information in the following ways: To send you a book and keep you updated with special offers and news about my books.
4. Data retention period: We will continue to process your information until five years from date of last login unless requested.
5. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

Wordpress Plugins our site uses:

Akismet AntiSpam   by Automaticc

Amazon Affiliates Link Builder by

Amazon Send to Kindle by

Auto Affiliate Links by Lucien Apostol

Contest Cat by Fatcat Apps

Facebook Fanbox by Facebook Apps

Facebook Messenger Chat by Facebook Apps

Google Analytics for WordPress

Jetpack by

Mailchimp TopBar for Wordpress by Mailchimp

Paypal Donations by Paypal

Pushpad by

Simple Giveaways by Benic

Social Warfare by Warfare

Lawful basis: Legal obligation

1. The reason we use this basis: To pay my taxes correctly.
2. We process your information in the following ways: I must maintain a list of clients with name, address, and purchases for tax inspections in line with the US Internal Revenue Service and the California Bureau of Equalization.
3. Data retention period: Six years
4. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties. / We do share your personal information with third parties and they include…
5. If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows.
• the right to be informed;
• the right of access;
• the right to rectification;
• the right to erasure;
• the right to restrict processing;
• the right to data portability;
• the right to object; and
• the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third-party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Cookies that we use are:

Google Analytics
Purpose: Performance
Retention period: From session up to  two years
Description: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that allows us to analyze the use of our website and to compile reports on website activity and internet usage.
Used names Sharing_ga, _gid, _gat, _gaexp, _utm, __utmc, UTMD_, __utmv, __utmz, _gat_gtag_UA_ID

PHP Session ID
Purpose: Storing user data across pages for functional purposes
Retention period: Store data for users to use in the web application
Description: Sessions are a simple way to store data for individual users against a unique session ID. Session IDs are sent to the browser via session cookies and the ID is used to retrieve existing session data
Used names Sharing PHPSESSID Privacy policy

Purpose: WordPress log in cookie
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Cookie to keep you logged in
Used namesSharing_wordpress_ Privacy policy

Purpose: Website enhancement
Retention period: see individual tools
Description: Automattic, to providers of Jetpack, offer various tools to enhance the visitors enjoyment of our site and to aid the daily management of our site.Used namesSharingtk_tc, tk_qs, tk_ai

Purpose: Personalised advertisements
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Facebook uses cookies to target users with personalised advertisementsUsed namesSharingfbm_, actppresence, sb, csm, c_user, frstxs, datr

Purpose: Target users with personalised ads
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Twitter tracks users to target them with personalised adsUsed namesSharingmetrics_token

Purpose: Linkedin places cookies to track users
Retention period: Three years
Description: Linked in uses information for visitor statistics
Used names SharingX-LI-IDC

Google Plus
Purpose: user interaction
Retention period: 1 year
Description: User interaction and posting

Add This
Purpose: Sharing info
Retention period: Two years or until removed
Description: We use this to enable visitors to our websites to share webpages, blogs, news, photos, videos, and other content with social networks and other destinations that they may designate.
Used names Sharing __atuvs, __atuvc, psc, uid, uit, uvc, cw_id, loc, mus, na_id, na_tc, uvc, uid, ouid

Google Fonts
Purpose: Enhancing viewer experience
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Google fonts customizes the visitor experience as well as providing the site owner with ability to enhance site

Cookies may be removed and/or disabled in your browser by following the instruction shown at the following sites:

Disabling Cookies in Firefox

Disabling Cookies in Safari

Disabling Cookies in Internet Explorer

Disabling Cookies in Chrome

For more information on our handling of cookies see our Cookie Policy.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies provided by Go Daddy in how we store, access and manage that information.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners Google AdSense, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates, or are served through our own means.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; or as a titled text link like this: Bookshops in Cambridge

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. We might earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an email marketing service provider. We use:


Here is their Privacy Policy:
Mailchimp Privacy Policy

They collect:

Email address
I.P address
Subscription time & date

Other Privacy Policies of Interest

Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Privacy Policy
Google Privacy Policy
Linkedin Privacy Policy

You can opt out of receiving emails or ask to see the data we hold for you, or request we remove your data at any time by the following methods:

• Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email
• Contact us at support at rionwilhelm dot com