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LAMBY THE LONELY LAMB - PURCHASE LINK

Inspire our children to read by reading to them. 

Let your children know that it is okay to be different.

LAMBY THE LONELY LAMB RECEIVED THE SILVER AWARD FROM MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS! http://momschoiceawards.com

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JESSE THE PRECOCIOUS POLAR BEAR - PURCHASE LINK

Inspire children to be creative.

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PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1

The Case of the Missing Cell Phone

READER'S FAVORITE BOOK AWARD

Honorable Mention

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 1

THE CASE OF THE MISSING CELL PHONE

THE CASE OF THE MISSING CELL PHONE

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES SERIES, BOOK 1 - PURCHASE LINK

Teach your children how to get along with their siblings.

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SEBASTIAN MEETS MARVIN THE MONKEY - PURCHASE LINK

Teach your children to be kind to animals.

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award WINNER!

Broose the Moose on the Loose

BROOSE THE MOOSE ON THE LOOSE - PURCHASE LINK

Teach your children to show kindness to others.

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PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!

COLBY THE COURAGEOUS CAT

COLBY THE COURAGEOUS CAT - PURCHASE LINK

Teach your children to be kind to their siblings.

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JEFFREY THE JITTERY GIRAFFE - PURCHASE LINK

Thinking of others before yourself is what it is all about.

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PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 2

THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS BLACK CAT


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THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS BLACK CAT

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Teach your children to love and have patience with one another.

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PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!

THE CASE OF THE MAGICAL IVORY ELEPHANT

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES SERIES, BOOK 3

READER'S FAVORITE AWARD WINNER!

SILVER MEDAL

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES SERIES, BOOK 3

THE CASE OF THE MAGICAL IVORY ELEPHANT

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 3

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Teach your children that family and friends are important.

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Teach your children to be responsible.

THE CASE OF THE BROWN SCRAGGLY DOG

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES SERIES, BOOK 4 - PURCHASE LINK

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SILVER MEDAL WINNER IN AUTHORSDB COVER CONTEST - BOOK 5

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, 

THE CASE OF THE SAD MISCHIEVOUS GHOST

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER:

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 5,

THE CASE OF THE SAD MISCHIEVOUS GHOST

DAVEY & DEREK JUNIOR DETECTIVES, BOOK 5

THE CASE OF THE SAD MISCHIEVOUS GHOST- PURCHASE LINK 

Teach your children to be show respect to their parents and others.

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CLARENCE HENRY THE HERMIT CRAB -Purchase Link

Teach your children it is important to work hard at everything they do.

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LUCY THE TALENTED TOY TERRIER-Purchase Link

Teach your children to enjoy being young and treasure each day.

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MG/YA SERIES FOR GIRLS COMING IN 2018!

ABBY & HOLLY SERIES!

BOOK 1

Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series in 2018!

YA FANTASY SERIES COMING IN 2019, 2020 and beyond!

PRIVACY POLICY - GDPR


GDPR regulations require Wordpress to inform you that your data is being collected each time you comment. But it is no more that they have always done and you can read the privacy policy below that lays out how they use it to ensure the smooth running of the platform. I have also added my assurances that I will use any information you give me responsibly. (This note is written by Sally Cronin and used with her permission.)


PRIVACY POLICY IN LAYMAN’S TERMS
(This version was written by Kerrie Legend and used with her permission.)

I have to implement one of these legal jargon thingies in order to explain (or she-splain) how this site and myself comply with the whole GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) thingies because clearly we don’t have enough regulations, acts and pinkie-swearing promises to keep us occupied and sleeping comfortably at night. I anticipate that none of the above-written anywhere meets Grammarly standards, and frankly, for this particular writing exercise, I simply don’t care. 99% of the time, this document on my little-known yet robustly-designed and pinnable website will not even matter, because rarely does anyone read one of these, nor does anyone really understand them. Completely, that is.

Blogging will be fun, they said. You can make money, they said. And so like every other blogger, I must comply and write a privacy policy even though all I wanted was world peace. And to teach people how to be memorable through design and writing.

Succinctness is my game, so GDPR language requirements is clearly for people like me. Here we go.

This policy will be concise. I have met the first standard. We’re on a roll. Keep reading.
This policy will be transparent. I withhold nothing and tell you exactly how I keep your stuff private and how your data is used, and most people know I live in Idaho. You can come visit – I have nothing to hide. Beware of dog. And the goats. Some of them bite. Just saying.
This policy will be “intelligible”. See, it’s GDPR language like that that makes things confusing. Let’s just say I’ll make it abundantly easy to understand. Could we have used “easy to understand” instead? Did we really have to say “intelligible”?
This policy will be accessible. Well you’re reading it, right? You found it ok? Wonderful. You’ve accessed it. Congrats. You get a cookie.


DATA PRACTICES
I’m a busy graphic designer and writer with 6 children at home. I simply don’t have time to think about anything brilliantly evil with your data. I can barely get my yoga pants on right side out. Therefore, there’s no energy left to contemplate how to steal your identity or do something less than kosher with your data.

I collect and store only the data I need to provide you with graphic design, digital download and service-based products that you buy from my site. I may occasionally take out a Facebook or Pinterest ad to get a minute of your attention or something in front of your eyeballs.

COOKIES
There used to be a time, in college, where learning about cookies was something I’d only do if I had to prepare for a computer science exam. Other than that, I wouldn’t care. Cookies are tasty. They’re delicious. And they help make our internet wonderful by sending smoke signals like “hey, you’ve been here before!” They help remember things. They function and do stuff. If you don’t like delicious cookies then, by all means, block them on your browser. But that may mean that parts of my website may not give you the milk and warm fuzzies to go along with the cookies.

STALK ME HARD AND I’LL RETURN THE FAVOR
If you come to stalk me visit me on my site, Google Analytics, my Facebook pixel, and my Pinterest plugin will tell me stuff like that. They’re really good at stalking. I’m not, so I defer to them. I’m more like the crazy redhead lady next door trying to sneak around your freshly watered grass in a pair of high heels. I’m not that conspicuous. But, these tools and things tell me about what you find super neat and cool so I can make more of that and write more of those kinds of words.

And I do like to sell things from time to time – things that matter. Like, helping you stay organized with a writing planner. Or, helping you redesign your website. I’m in business because hey – did I mention I have 6 boys? Yeah. So Facebook and Pinterest help me reach people that interact with me and then I give them all my money in order to show you more things. But only things you’d find relevant.

Is there a way to block the Facebook pixel? I have no idea because frankly I love things that help provide relevance to our user experiences as long as it’s not being used shadily! But why on earth would you want to block the Facebook pixel when my site is – let’s admit – pretty cool and so informative? If you DO find something that blocks it, just do me a favor and UN-block it when you come visit me.

So basically, nothing really intrusive is being relayed to me, maybe your IP address, geo location and how long you spent stalking me on my site. I’m not storing any data like that; just viewing what the gods of the internet give me to see. If you want to try to do weird things on my site, then at least do a lot of clicking around on my page and support writers just like me. Or kinda like me. Depends.

DATA STUFF
Data is meaningful and a perfectly healthy way to manage a business when used correctly. So what I do is store your data in only the most important places where I actually need to either help you or fulfill something you’ve ordered from me.

So if you register on the website with a username, I’ll store your email address and your name. If you buy stuff from me, that kind of data is stored by either Selz, Gumroad or Etsy. I can view it and only use it as necessary to work with you. I’m the only one with access to it, so it’s safe with me and my trustworthy merchant providers. They may store your name, email address, phone number if relevant and obviously your purchase history for tax reasons. No, I can’t run more transactions using your card information. That’d be crappy and illegal. No, I can’t see your card information either. And that’s WAAAAAY too much responsibility for me to handle anyway.

Time is valuable, and I simply do not have time to mess around with your data. I’m busy designing your stuff and writing. So to make things simple, if you buy a course of mine, I may use that information to suggest another course I’ve built and send that to you. I think that’s pretty standard – and helpful!

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE DELETED. ANYTHING YOU CLICK MAY BE HELD AGAINST YOU. JUST KIDDING.
Don’t want my emails? Fine. Just please don’t sign up for them and then claim I sent you spam, because 1) I don’t do that and 2) I’m not the one who signed up – you did!

I can’t erase your purchase history because big brother’s stalking us all. For some reason our government insists on getting paid. I dunno. If you delete yourself, you WILL lose access to the Resource Library, your courses, and future awesomeness that comes from my moments of clarity and pure genius. And I do have my moments.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND RANDOM KERFUFFLE
I like social media. I also love Pinterest. Social media includes Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the most part for my site. Pinterest is a search engine, and I’m an expert user. I help bloggers and entrepreneurs master the shit out of Pinterest so if you want to learn that, you’ll find that’s what I talk about a lot on these platforms.

You’re not required to follow me but I do enjoy the element of friendly stalking and the idea of having friends from far away places.

the end.
Now for the legalese version… let the snooze fest commence!

THE LEGALESE VERSION OF MY PRIVACY POLICY
Newsletter lists: All information collected from this site is used only by Jemsbooks.  Data is not ever sold to a third party or made available for sale. I do not use an email service.

Social Media: If you use a third-party connection, for example, through Facebook or Twitter by “following,” “liking,” JANICE SPINA pages, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service, but note that JEMSBOOKS.COM itself does not collect retain any of this information. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. before using them to link to other places.

Analytics information: JEMSBOOKS.COM may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, like Google Analytics, to help measure traffic and usage trends for her web pages, email newsletters, promotions, and social media connections. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assist in improving your user experience. This analytics data is collected and used in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Log file information: JEMSBOOKS.COM is routinely monitored/scanned for virus checks, malware identification, etc., in order to keep it a secure site. As such, log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the site, and the server automatically records certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Instances where it may be required to share your information: Your information will only be disclosed where required to do so by law or subpoena or if there is reasonable belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security, quality or integrity of the website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of this website’s users, or others.

Links to Other Websites and Services: JANICE SPINA is not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from her site, comment pages, or social media sites, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from JEMSBOOKS.COM to another website, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. JANICE SPINA is not responsible and do not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Twitter, Google groups, etc.) and you allow such a third-party access to your User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information JANICE SPINA collects by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through JEMSBOOKS.COM.

congrats. you made it! go drink some wine.
 
 
(below is the complicated version if you care to read on!)

Privacy Policy - [Janice Spina’s aka J.E. Spina’s Website]
This notice is for this website; [www.jemsbooks.wordpress.com] owned by [Janice Spina, USA] and governs the privacy of those who use it. It explains how we control, process, handle and protect your personal data while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations.

Lawful basis: Consent
1. The reason we use this basis: You gave us consent to use your data when you bought or negotiated to buy a book from my website.
2. We process your information in the following ways: To send you a book and keep you updated with special offers and news about my books.
3. Data retention period: We will continue to process your information until…[put time period here]
4. Sharing your information: [We do not share your information with third parties.] [We do share your personal information with third parti

[Google Analytics]

Lawful basis: Legal obligation
1. The reason we use this basis: To pay my taxes correctly.
2. We process your information in the following ways: I must maintain a list of clients with name, address, and purchases for tax inspections in line with [put your county or nation’s tax service name here]
3. Data retention period: Six years
4. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties. / We do share your personal information with third parties and they include…
5. If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing 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

Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies [provided by Wordpress.com] in how we store, access and manage that information.

We use these companies to manage data…

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions
Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners [Google AdSense, eBay Partner Network, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates, or are served through our own means.]

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; www.kwillbooks.com or as a titled text link like this: Bookshops in Cambridge

This site does not use any adverts.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. We might earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Email marketing messages & subscription:

We do not use any email services.

UPDATED MAY 2018