I try to be transparent about everything legal that might concern site visitors.

First, it’s smart to read this website’s copyrights terms, and DMCA notification. They’re standard, but worth checking if you have any questions.

Also,  you may want to know how this site conforms to FTC regulations, and check our affiliate disclosures, too.

Next, our privacy policies…

Who we are

I write fiction as Alice N. Palmer, and most of my books are published through New Forest Books, which helps manage this site.  New Forest Books is an indie author cooperative.  I sometimes collaborate with friends, and participate in anthologies and collections of stories with friends. This website’s address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

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 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.

Contact forms

Right now, I’m not using a contact form. But when I do, your information will be kept private. I don’t share it with anyone.


If you leave a comment on our 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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


Who we share your data with

The only people who may have access to your data are (a) our hosting service, and (b) our mailing list hosts, MailChimp. We trust both of them to remain as secure as possible, and – aside from them – no one else has access to any personal information to anything posted on this website.

How long we retain your data

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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We keep this website and everything on it as current as possible with the latest security measures.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our hosting service, Knownhost, is known for its security. They manage everything for us.

What third parties we receive data from

Umm… we don’t.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. Zero. Absolutely nothing.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Alice N. Palmer is an author and receives royalty payments from the sale of her books, audiobooks, and related merchandise. She also participates in affiliate programmes with companies such as So, when you click on one of her links to a product at Amazon, etc., she may receive a small commission if you buy anything.

If that’s a problem for you, don’t click on links at this website. Enter the information in any search engine, instead, to find the site, product, or service you’re looking for.

Thanks! 🙂