Privacy Policy

KB Ritchie LLC (the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its users.

​This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand what information we gather, how we use it, what we do to protect it, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service. For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be accessed via our website at www.kbritchie.com or through our mobile application. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of Service.

We have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), We, KB Ritchie LLC, are the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy.

I. CONSENT 

By accessing our Service, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, by using our Service, or services across partnered and unaffiliated sites, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy. Each time you visit our website, or use the Service, and any time you voluntarily provide us with information, you agree that you are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide, and you are consenting to receive emails or otherwise be contacted, as described in this Privacy Policy. Whether or not you register or create any kind of account with us, this Privacy Policy applies to all users of the website and the Service.

​II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT 

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • We have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;

  • We are performing a contract with you for our services; and

  • We have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.


You are not required to submit any PII to use this website. 

However, the server for this website may collect data about your visit, your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system, geographic location, referral source, pages visited, and other “analytics” data. 

We may collect both “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” about you. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. We may review that data from time to time to understand how the website is used and to improve the website for users. “Personal Information” includes information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address and email address. 

​In addition, we may also track information provided to us by your browser or by our mobile application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We use this information for, among other things, the operation of the Service, to maintain the quality of the Service, to provide general statistics regarding use of the Service and for other business purposes. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. 

III. COOKIES 

​As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience.

This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

​The Cookies We Set - This site offers opt-in newsletter and email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

We do not track users after they visit our site. However, when  you click on buy links to Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and/or Audible, you may be clicking on an affiliate link. Those links use a tracking cookie that pays a small commission to the author for any book purchase. These are not permanent tracking cookies and usually expire within 24-48 hours.  We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites and blogs.

IV. DISABLING COOKIES

We may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Service may not work properly.

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

You can disable session cookies by clicking the "opt-out of cookies" button at the bottom of this policy.

V. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

​Personal Information:


In general, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share your Personal Information with vendors and other third-party providers who are performing services for the Company. In general, the vendors and third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide for the Company. For example, when you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery, or return a purchase, you consent to our collecting and using such personal information for that specific purpose, including by transmitting such information to our vendors (and their service providers) performing these services for the Company.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment processors, have their own privacy policies in respect of the information that we are required to provide to them in order to use their services. For these third-party service providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so that you can understand the manner in which your Personal Information will be handled by such providers.

In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or if you violate our Terms of Use.

Non-Personal Information:

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns of the Service. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our sole discretion.

VI. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION 

We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. We will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misused or alteration of your PII. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

​VII. NEWSLETTER & YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

At your election, you may provide your email address to subscribe to receive our newsletter and other emails. You may provide PII in order to post comments and as part of comments on the blog. You should be aware that anything you post and any PII you disclose in blog comments will be available for others to see, via the internet, around the world.

We reserve the right to remove any comments from the blog if we find them offensive, defamatory, obscene, abusive, vulgar, or in any way inappropriate.

If at any time you would like us to remove your PII from our database, please email us directly at kbmritchie@gmail.com. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list by visiting MailChimp directly or by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any newsletter.

Please do not disclose to us the PII of any other person without that person’s consent.

VIII. WIX

Our Service is hosted by Wix.com Ltd. (“Wix”). Wix provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to provide the Service to you. Your information, including Personal Information, may be stored through Wix’s servers. By using the Service, you consent to Wix’s collection, disclosure, storage, and use of your Personal Information in accordance with Wix’s privacy policy available at https://www.wix.com/about/privacy.   

IX. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES 

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites and blogs.This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

You may copy and quote from our website and blog without limitation, so long as you provide attribution to us and a link back to our site.

X. AGE OF CONSENT 

This site is directed to adults and not directed to children under the age of 13. We ask that minors not submit any PII. This site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.

XI. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY 

This policy is effective as of March 20, 2022. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such may change this privacy policy from time to time. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated version on our website. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content. 

XII. CONTACT US & WITHDRAWING CONSENT

​If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, or wish to withdraw your consent for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to kbmritchie@gmail.com.

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 22, 2022