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Copyright & Privacy Policy

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Affiliate Disclaimer

This site participates in affiliate marketing, which means I’m paid a small commission when visitors use my links or codes to purchase or access affiliated services, products, or events. This is done at no extra cost to you, and helps me keep the lights on at The Novel Smithy.

I do not recommend products or services that I do not personally trust or have experience with. And I don’t ignore a great product or service if it doesn’t offer an affiliate program either! If I find something I believe would be valuable to you as a writer, I’ll always let you know—an affiliate program is simply an added bonus to help me keep this site running.

© The Novel Smithy, LLC – 2018-2022.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts (up to two paragraphs) and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Novel Smithy, LLC with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our site.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through this site. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

By using our website, you consent to this privacy policy. If you do not wish to consent, you must not use this website.

Information We Collect:

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email address and name.
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests.
  • Device-specific information such as your web browser, ISP, IP address, or device type.
  • Other information relevant to the operation of this site.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information such as your name, email address, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for any of our services we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How We Use Your Information:

We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes by email. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

If you wish to opt out of future contact, you may do so at any time. To do so, contact us via the contact form provided on this site.

Cookies and Web Beacons:

The Novel Smithy uses cookies on this site, which are small pieces of data used to improve your experience and identify repeat visitors. These cookies store information including preferences, login information, and the pages on the website that the visitor has accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more information on how we use cookies, please read our Cookie Notice.

Third-Party Privacy Policies:

The Novel Smithy has no access to or control over the cookies used by third-party advertisers or websites, including those linked to on this site. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these third-parties is subject to their own privacy policies, and The Novel Smithy disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Note that The Novel Smithy uses third-party credit card processing companies to bill users for purchases made through this site. By using these services, you agree to those company’s privacy policies.


User may post comments to this site so long as they are not obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, or injurious in any other way. The Novel Smithy reserves the right to remove or edit any comments posted on this site, as well as use or republish comments in any form.

Children’s Information:

The Novel Smithy does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you think your child provided this kind of information to our website, contact us immediately and we will do our best to remove such information from our records.

This site is not to be used by children under the age of 13.

Future Changes:

The Novel Smithy reserves the right to update its Privacy Policy without notice. We encourage visitors to check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Cookie Notice

This site uses cookies, which are tiny files downloaded to your computer used to improve your experience with this site. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we store these cookies.

If you do not wish to have our cookies stored on your device, you must cease use of this site immediately. By using this site, you consent to the use of cookies.

How We Use Cookies:

We use cookies for a variety of reasons:

  • Login-related Cookies: We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out.
  • Email-related Cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Site-preference Cookies: In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the option to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

Third-Party Cookies:

In some cases, we also use cookies provided by third parties.

This site uses Google Analytics to help us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

If you have questions about any of the content above, feel free to reach out via this site’s contact page.