Who we are

Our website address is: https://stephanieharperauthor.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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

When visitors contact us via the contact form on https://stephanieharperauthor.com/contact/, we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We keep data collected via the contact form indefinitely for customer service purposes. Our intention is to use the data collected via our form to better serve you.

Email Newsletter Subscriptions

When visitors or users submit a form or view a module, we capture the IP Address for analysis purposes. We also capture the email address and might capture other personal data included in the form fields. If you submit a subscription form on our site you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address, and other relevant information. These subscriptions are used to notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers. You can opt-out or unsubscribe at any time in the future by clicking the link at the bottom of any email.


We use Hustle to count how many times our newsletter subscription buttons are clicked. Cookies are also used to determine whether the user has already subscribed to a newsletter.

We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time sensitive messaging.

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.


We use Google Analytics to track the usage of this site and improve its performance. To see what information is collected and how it is used by Google, visit the Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security page found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Email Newsletter Subscriber information is retained in the local database indefinitely for analytic tracking purposes and for future export. Data will be exported or removed upon the user’s request. Data shared with MailChimp is retained there until unsubscribed or deleted.

Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

Subscriber emails are shared with our email provider MailChimp. Data is retained there until the user unsubscribes. Read the MailChimp privacy policy here.

Security logs are retained for 60 days.

When visitors or users submit a form or view a module in relation to our email newsletter subscriptions, we retain the data for 30 days.

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

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

Our contact information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or other data protection concerns, please contact us at contact@stephanieharperauthor.com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We utilize an SSL certificate managed by Sectigo to ensure the security of your information entered on our site(s).