Privacy Policy

Updated: 07/01/2020

I value your privacy.

I use SSL (encryption) to protect your data in transit to and from my site as well as robust security software to protect the integrity of this site, and in turn your data.

The only information I store on is information that you provide freely:


Discussion is the spice of life. That’s why you have the option to post comments on this website. The information collected includes your name, email address, IP address, web address, and your comments. If you ever wish to have your comments removed, send me a quick note through the contact form and I’ll remove them.

No third degree, no puzzles, no math. To protect my site from spam, your information is compared with a list of known spam senders by CleanTalk via WordPress. CleanTalk only stores your information for a few days to give me time to contest its decision as to whether you are a spammer or not.

Contact Forms

Contact forms on this site allow you to send me messages. Those messages (along with your email address, ip address, and your name) are processed through my website and sent to me via email. They are not stored on the website. The information is sent to CleanTalk as noted above for comments.


I’d love to send you updates and information about my stories and various other things I find interesting. I will also, on occasion, run contests to give away items like books, gift cards and book swag via my newsletter. This is an opt in service. You will not be automatically registered for my newsletter. Should you choose to sign up for my newsletter, you will always have the option to unsubscribe at any time.

Website Activity Tracking

My hosting company provides me with basic data on those who access my site. The data stored in this manner is not traceable back to any individual and is deliberately generalized. It provides me with information related to the country of origin of site visitors, what browser they are using, and how long they stayed on the site.

Google and other search engines track website visitors. This is something that happens whenever you use the internet. If you do not want to be tracked, please consider using a private browser window.

Use of Cookies

I wish I was talking about the cinnamon and sugar goodness of snickerdoodles but in this context, a cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.

If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. 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.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.

Controlling your Personal Information

I will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless I am required by law to do so.

You can unsubscribe from my newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any of my newsletters you have received or by emailing me using the contact information located at the end of this privacy policy.

Also, at any time, you can email me to:
see what personal data I hold about you (if any), ask me to change/correct your personal data, ask me to delete your personal data, or express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your personal data.


I value your trust in providing us your Personal Information and am striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its absolute security.


While I do write for the Middle Grade and Young Adult market, I do not address anyone under the age of 13 (thirteen). I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case I discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, I will immediately delete this from my servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided me with personal information, please contact me so that I can take necessary actions to have said personal information removed.

Changes to this Statement

I may occasionally update this privacy statement. When I do, I will also revise the “updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. I encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

A Note to International Users

The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Site from outside the United States, by providing your information to the Site, you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with this Privacy Notice. You are also consenting to the application of United States law in all matters concerning the Site.

Contact Me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below.

Cate Grimm
P.O. Box 360980
Strongsville, OH 44136