Hear ye, hear ye! We at Realm Makers have updated our Privacy Policy in order to be as compliant as possible with new regulations about information gathering. This update to our privacy policy doesn’t change much of anything, quite honestly, as we were already compliant. Only now, we’re going to tell you about it instead of just assuming you know how we use the data you give us.

The Realm Makers website is located at http://www.realmmakers.net.

The Newsletter

Realm Makers uses a third-party email service provider for our electronic newsletter. When you sign up to receive the Realm Makers Newsletter, we ask for your email address and your first name. The subscription form also informs us of the time and date of your subscription to our service. This email service records when and if you open a newsletter and what elements of the newsletter you click, which allows us to determine the quality and relevancy of the content we send to our subscribers. Every email newsletter we send provides subscribers with the opportunity to unsubscribe at the time of their choosing. None of this information is shared.

When you sign up to receive our email newsletter, your name and email address are subscribed to a list at our third-party email service provider. This allows us to send you information about Realm Makers and Realm Makers Events. This information is stored securely on this third-party site and only the administrator of the email newsletter retains the username and password to access it.

Realm Makers does not retain an individual record of your location, your computer information, or the IP address you used to subscribe to our newsletter. We do not sell, trade, or share your data with any other list or service, or with anyone at all except as is necessary to deliver your email.

Website Visits and Comments

When you comment on the Realm Makers website, we collect the following information:

  • Your comment itself, so it can be displayed. 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.
  • For users that register on our website (if any), 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.
  • Your name and email address
  • Your website URL (optional)
  • Your IP address and information from your internet browser to help reduce spam

Please understand the following:

  • If you use the Gravatar service to display your profile picture, additional information is collected through the Gravatar service. Please review their privacy policy for details on what they collect and why.
  • If you choose to comment on a post or page on the Realm Makers website, you have the option to save your name, email address, and URL, thus reducing the time spent filling out this information the next time you comment. This is accomplished through the use of a cookie.
  • The Realm Makers website uses an anti-spam filter for all comments in order to detect potential spam. Typically, the information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
  • Realm Makers does not keep a list of search records from our website.

The WordPress platform or other programs utilized on this website may collect your IP address, country, time/date, and length of your visit to our site, but this information is not personally traceable to you. It is only used internally for metrics and cannot be used for personal tracking. We do not share any of this information.

Other third-party sites used in conjunction with or embedded on the Realm Makers website may collect data about you as you engage and interact with their specific components. For example, if you were to watch an embedded Vimeo video on the Realm Makers website, Vimeo may remember your information the next time you visit their site. For more information on how each third-party sites use your data, please visit the privacy policies of those individual sites. Realm Makers as an online presence does not follow our subscribers or visitors around in cyberspace. We have more important things to do.

There may, on occasion, be a referral link to purchase an author’s book or a recommended item, connected to another service such as Amazon. By clicking on that referral link, the only data transferred will be that you came from the Realm Makers website. There is no personal data collected in this transaction.

No other tracking or targeting software is implemented on this site.

Contact Form

If you contact Realm Makers through our website and provide an email address for a response, we will collect your email address and respond to you. We do not share your email address.

MemberPress Membership Platform

If you register for a membership through the Realm Makers Website, we will collect information about you during the signup process, as well as some basic activities such as the dates you make purchases, when you login to the site, or when you cancel/pause/resume your subscriptions with us.

When you subscribe, we ask for an email address. This information is used to send you information about your account and subscriptions (such as payment receipts, password reset emails, and payment reminders) and to create your membership account. We retain your data for as long as you keep your membership with us. Only admin members of the Realm Makers team have access to the information you provide us, such as subscriptions, payment dates, amounts, username, and email address. Any additional information you add in your member profile will also be visible to administrators.

We share your information with third-party service providers who help us provide additional services to you, such as Constant Contact email marketing, which allows us to stay in contact with our subscribers.

We accept payments via PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more information.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you wish to review the data you have submitted to the Realm Makers website, please enter the email address associated with your activity on this site in the form below. You will receive an email that contains all the data stored for that email address on RealmMakers.net. You may select the data you want the site owner to anonymize so it cannot be linked to your email address any longer. If you request the anonymization of your data, it is the site owner’s responsibility to act on your request. Once the site owner complies, you will receive a confirmation email.