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Terms & Privacy Policy

For Jeanne Felfe and Parallel Pathways

Although I have far better things to do with my time than read one of these privacy policies, they are necessary to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). One of these convoluted statements must be provided. I bet your eyes have already glazed over and you’re now muttering to yourself. If not and you’re serious about reading this, get comfortable because here goes—but written in regular English (with perhaps a few tidbits of entertainment because I’m bored), because I want both of us to understand what it is I’m telling you!

Who am I and what am I doing with your data?

I am Jeanne Felfe, an author living in the USA, publishing under Parallel Pathways, LLC. I am an actual human who happens to like to tell stories. I operate the website, which provides information about my books to readers and visitors to this site.

I use any data collected to communicate with you, the reader, and only you. I do not sell, rent, or share your personally identifiable information with others, unless I have your permission or am required to do so by law, because that’s just not cool—not to mention it’s illegal. I’d rather poke my eye out with a stick. I will not share aggregate data with any other parties.

Email addresses are stored on an automated list processor’s server (currently SendFox, and they have their own Privacy Policy, which probably no one reads either), and is managed by me or my web team or personal assistant (should I ever have such luxuries).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it, and what we do with it.

Email marketing stuff and newsletters

You may or may not have signed up for one of my newsletters. If you did, you agreed to allow me to send you periodic emails with promotions, marketing, news, giveaways, or what-have-you. In case you’re curious, my lawful ground for processing your personal data to send you said communications is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow my business). What that means, in plain English, is that you gave me permission to do so.

As mentioned above (you did read the previous section, right?), email addresses are securely stored on SendFox’s servers and are never shared with anyone. Period. (Well, except for that mysterious, non-existent, personal assistant or web team I hope to have some day.)


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. (Wow that was a mouthful.) An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


No, I’m not asking whether you prefer chocolate chip or peanut butter, although who doesn’t, right? (Now I’m hungry). Simply put, a cookie is a tiny piece of data that is collected and stored on your computer. This site uses cookies because without them, the Internet simply wouldn’t function the way it was intended. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you’re here (and you are or you couldn’t be reading this silly document) cookies are being baked as you read. If you just really don’t like cookies (wait, are you human?) you can choose to accept or decline them by modifying your browser setting. However, if you choose to refuse our cookies, I will get my feelings hurt and do you really want that on your conscience? But if you insist, just know that you may not be able to use some portions of the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Although I haven’t a clue how to use it, and am quite frankly too busy writing to figure it out, I’ve been told analytics can provide me some awesome data I could then use to sell you books. What? Not to destroy the fantasy, but writers earn at least a part of their living by selling what they write.

Analytics data may be collected via some third-party analytics tools and services, like Google Analytics, to help measure traffic and usage trends for my web pages, email newsletters, promotions, and social media connections. (Hang on, I just fell asleep, but am awake again.) These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assist in improving your user experience (or might if I had a clue how—I’m a writer, not an analyst). This analytics data is collected and used in aggregate form, which basically means I can’t use it to identify you specifically as an individual user.

Although I have added a cute little thing called Facebook Pixels (well, it sounds cute to me), which collects data for Facebook, I haven’t a clue how to use it. If you didn’t already know this (although I can’t imagine that would be possible if you use Facebook), Facebook is a master at data collection, and that is it’s true, sole purpose for being. And here you thought it was designed for cat videos! If you’re concerned, you’ll need to talk to Mark Z.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Children’s Privacy

My writing is not targeted toward anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case I discover that a child under 13 has provided personal information, it’s tossed (the data, not the child) into the fires of Mordor…aka, deleted. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, sit them down for a long boring conversation about maintaining safety on the Internet (yes, I am a mother and know all about those), then contact me so that I can do my delete thingie.

Log file information

My author website,, is monitored to keep it secure from viruses, malware, hordes of pigeons, alien invaders, etc—ah, you were paying attention. Information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you visit the site. The server records certain anonymous information like: your browser type, pages visited/viewed, number of clicks, web request, IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain names, landing pages, and other such technical information that I have absolutely no idea what to do with.

When might I share your information?

I know, I said I would never, but … if the cops or FBI show up and say I have to—heavy sigh—I will only do so if required by law or subpoena. But only after I pitch a hissy fit and throw fuzzy dog toys at them.

Links to Other Websites and Services

I am not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from my site, comment pages, or social media sites. Please remember that when you jump from to another website, my Privacy Policy does not apply to whatever it is you’ve wandered off to. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service are subject to that third party’s rules and policies. I am not responsible, nor do I have any control over third parties (because if I did, that would lead to world domination and we don’t want that). If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Twitter, Google groups, etc.) and you allow that third-party access to your User Content, you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information I collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through

Right to be deleted

Wow, that feels like an incredible power to have. Hang on while I catch my breath. If you want to be deleted—okay, the power is too much, so maybe just your data—simply email me at with subject line “DELETE” and whammo blammo, you’re gone (okay, give me 24 hours to eradicate you). But only from my data—all that third party stuff floating around out there about you isn’t mine to delete. So again, take it up with them.

Thanks for reading

Are you still here? Remember that last scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, where he says “It’s over, go home”? Well, get going. No, seriously, thank you for reading, but you really need to go home now. Better yet, buy a copy of my novel, Bridge to Us, and get reading.

If you have questions or concerns, email