Jennifer Oaks’ privacy policy


I will not share your email or any personal informations you might have provided in any of our interactions, whether by buying one of my books, participating in one of my contests, or by simply joining my list. I do not think it's fair to you to swap email lists with other authors or even anyone. You offered me a pathway to your private life, based on trust, in exchange of news from me in the journey of a self-published author, and I honour that. It's a relationship I highly value, and do not take for granted. If you wish to be removed from my list, or for me to erase any personal information I may have stored about you, please write to me at and I'll make sure to grant your desire. 



It is Jennifer Oaks' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you or which you may have provided to us, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, 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").

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 to not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) ("GDPR"), we, Jennifer Oaks, 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. 

This policy is effective as of May 20th, 2018, We review our privacy practices on a ongoing basis, and as such, we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content. 

  1. Personal Data we collect via our website (the "Website")

    • Personal Data that you provide us : we only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website in the following ways :

      • When you sign-up to : receive free content, including ebooks, videos and offers;

      • When you purchase a book directly from us : name, email address, phone number, any Personal Data you provide to us in the free text box of the form, payment method choice (payment details are held by our payment processor, not us);

      • When you complete the review squad form : name, email address, any Personal Data you provide to us in the free text box of the form;

      • When you provide funding through Jennifer Oaks' Patreon page : name, email address, phone number, shipping address, any Personal Data you provide to us in the free text box of the form, payment method choice (payment details are held by our payment processor, not us);

    • Data that we collect automatically : We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website - such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

  2. Use of your Personal Data

    • We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to :

      • process and manage your use of our website;

      • respond to your questions, comments and requests;

      • where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;

      • improve our services and Website through analysis of information.

  3. Sharing of your Personal Data

    • We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

    • We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties my include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

  4. Keeping your Personal Data secure

    • We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

  5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

    • We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

  6. Children

    • This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

  7. Access to and control over your Personal Data

    • You have legal right under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email at

      • see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;

      • ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;

      • ask us to delete your Personal Data;

      • object to the processing of your Personal Data;

      • ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;

      • withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and

      • express any concerns you have about thrid parties' use of your Personal Data.

  8. Change of purpose

    • We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is comptatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose with the original purpose, please contact us.

  9. Contact us

    • Our full details are : Jennifer Oaks

    • Email for Privacy Questions :


The original draft of this policy was made available by © 2018 The Self Publishing Formula Ltd. All rights reserved.