The Witcherley Book Company runs the websites for Wilkie Martin, Wilkie Martin’s blog, the Unhuman Design Website on Threadless.com and zazzle.co.uk, and Wilkie’s shops on authors-direct.com.
We will never sell your information.
The newsletter email list is not sold or shared. Wilkie Martin’s email list is only used for newsletters by, or related to, Wilkie Martin or his books.
Newsletters are sent through The Witcherley Book Company SendFox account. Signup requests you to confirm you are over 15 as Wilkie has some children’s books (written as Wilkie J. Martin). Newsletter emails are tracked for open rates, link clicks and shares. Newsletters will not be sent to anyone indicating they are not over 15. Data collected is held in SendFox (previously MailChimp) and is used to help improve the newsletter content and targeting. Unsubscribe links are provided in every newsletter and are processed automatically through SendFox. No personal details and email lists are sold to third parties. No spam will be sent. The mailing list may be moved to a different provider though the same conditions will apply and the list will continue to be used only for Wilkie Martin.
The free books available on signup to the newsletter is delivered through Bookfunnel. Bookfunnel records a combined number of downloads per month.
Use of the contact form requires a name and email details to be entered. Details will only be kept while a conversation is ongoing. Emails and names will not be added to any email lists or details shared or sold.
This website tracks information in relation to pages viewed or audio played/downloaded, entry page, where entered from and search terms used, IP address of host, country, browser used, operating system used, date/time and length of visits and any system errors. This information gives a combined view and is used when evaluating website usage and helps inform possible website improvements.
The blog tracks combined information in relation to viewed posts, first post viewed, country, referring site and search terms and date of visit.
There is now a ‘HobbesBot’ (via botStar) connected to the website and faccebook page, this will record details of interactions, usage and facebook ids. We do not add you to any mailing list as a result of using the bot. We may send you the occassional facebook message.
The Nielsen book2look widget will record a general counter of the times used, the widget type and link opened, the country, where embedded, menu items used, social links clicked, shop links clicked and time spent in widget.
The YouTube and soundcloud and mixcloud widgets will increase the general counters of times played.
Shop links use redirect you to your local Amazon and other stores, these record generalized click totals. The redirectors used are: booklinker, geni.us, books2read and joturl. The book2look widget uses Books2read to direct you to a selection of retailers, or if you have a pre-set preference will redirect you to your preferred retailer. JotUrl redirect links at go.wilkiemartin.com will send you to the local shopping site for your country for Kobo, Amazon and Audible links. These all record generalized click rates.
The Gleam giveaways will record entries made and email addresses supplied. Entrants are not added to any email lists, or details sold or shared. Where additional delivery information is obtained through email for winning entries this information is used only for the delivery of prizes.
When giveaways are run entrant details including delivery information will be captured either on SurveyGizmo or Gleam (or a similar Survey app/giveaway website) for our own competitions, or through a giveaway host (like Goodreads or Amazon or AudiobookReviewer). Delivery information may be provided to our drop ship (delivery) companies (Amazon, LightningSource, IngramSpark, Threadless, Zazzle, cdbaby, discmaker, authors-direct) in order to deliver the prizes. Copies of orders will be held in The Witcherley Book Company’s financial records for the required period for financial records in the UK. A record of these orders will also be held on the order processing accounts used on Amazon, LightningSource, IngramSpark, Threadless, Zazzle, cdbaby, discmaker, authors-direct when they are used to send the prize. Where a survey is used for gathering entries it will be deleted when winners receive their prizes. No entrants to any competition will be added to our mailing list or their details sold. Details will not be shared except within our own accounts where required to process the delivery.
Details of any purchase or purchaser on the Unhuman Design shops on Threadless.com or Zazzle.co.uk (.com etc) are controlled by Threadless.com and Zazzle.com. Details are not added to our mailing list and we do not sell or share this information.
Details of any purchase or purchaser on our shop for authors-direct (powered by Findaway) are controlled by shopify.com. Details are not added to our mailing list and we do not sell or share this information.
Amazon Associate an Apple affiliate links are used in the Nielsen book2look (look inside) widgets and on the Amazon/Apple buy buttons. These means we receive a small percentage of any items then brought. This is at no cost to you and does not affect what you pay. The affiliate programs record generalized usage information and click rates.
Last amended 20 November 2019