Your privacy is important to me. I never share your information. The policy below outlines how your limited personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. 

Founded in 2020 and based in the United States of America, this website is an independently operated blog run by Julie Restivo Murphy (AKA Jules Murphy.) This website provides resources and ideas for educators and writers. 

How Information is Collected:

• if you subscribe to the newsletter or blog posts

• if you leave a comment on the blog

Newsletter and Email Subscription:

If you decide to join the newsletter or email subscription via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your first name and email address are required. At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send me an email at info@spottydotbooks.com asking to be removed. I currently use MailerLite as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy). Your data is collected and then passed to them. 

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments

Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

For schools and educators:

I do not collect data from anyone under the age of thirteen without parental consent. If a parent consents to their child signing up for the mailing list, I will use the email address to send notifications of newly published books. The email may address the child by name. The email address will not be sold to or shared with any third party.

If I become aware that I have unknowingly collected date from someone under the age of thirteen without parental consent, I will take steps to remove that data. 

Student names or emails are never used for commercial purposes.
Parents can request deletion of student names or emails.
You will be notified of there is a privacy breach.