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This notice is for this website; owned by J.L. Sheppard and governs the privacy of those who use it. It explains how I 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 J.L. Sheppard.

"You", "the user" refers to the user of the Website.

GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

Processing of your Personal Data

Lawful Basis: Consent and Legal Obligation 

  1. I only retain and use your information if you signed up for my newsletter.

  2. I use your data to inform you of new releases, special offers, book deals, giveaways, and reading recommendations.

  3. I will retain your information, your name, email address, and country by maintaining a database via my WIX site.

  4. I will retain your information until you unsubscribe.

  5. I do not share or sell, nor will I ever share or sell your information with third parties. 

  6. If the lawful basis upon which I use your personal information changes, I will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used. I will stop using 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

My site: is hosted by WIX. WIX uses cookies to provide you with a better user experience. 

  • Below is a list of cookies used, their life span, and purpose.

    • svSession, Permanent, Creates Activities and BI

    • hs, Session, Security 

    •  incap_ses_${Proxy-ID}_${Site-ID}, Session, Security

    • incap_visid_${Proxy-ID}_${Site-ID}, Session, Security 

    • nlbi_{ID}, Persistent Cookie, Security

    • XSRF-TOKEN, Persistent Cookie, Security

    • smSession, Two Weeks, Identify Logged In Site Members

Data Security and Protection

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

Email Marketing Messages & Subscription

Under the GDPR, I use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to my newsletter or marketing mailing list. I only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your Personal Data" above. Any email marketing messages I send are done so through WIX. 

Here is their Privacy Policy:

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

  • Click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any mailings I send. 

  • Reply to mailings with unsubscribe.

  • Contact me directly at:


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