Privacy Policy


When you subscribe to my Firesmith’s Speculative Fiction Newsletter, I use MailChimp (and when appropriate InstaFreebie) to collect and store your name and email address. I primarily use this information once a month to email my newsletter to you. I may also occasionally use this information to email you notices of important events or special offers (e.g., InstaFreebie group giveaways).

When you purchase an autographed book or other item from my store, I neither collect nor store your credit card information or even your shipping address. Instead, I rely on either PayPal or online bookstores (such as Amazon or Barnes&Noble) to securely collect and temporarily store your personal information in accordance with their privacy policies.

I also email the winners of autographed books to ask for their shipping address, but I delete that information as soon as I have used it to mail the prize.

I will never give nor sell your name, email address, or shipping address to anyone, any organization, or any business (other than as described above).


Granting Your Consent

By providing me with your personal information, you consent to my using it for its specified purpose. If I ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, such as marketing, I will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

Withdrawing Your Consent

If you change your mind at any time after you opt-in, you my withdraw your consent for me to store and use your information by contacting me at or mailing me at: Donald Firesmith, 20 Bradford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205, United States.


In general, the third-party payment providers I use will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to implement the purchase.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or me. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

When you click on links, they may direct you away from my website. Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.


I will only disclose your personal information if I am required by law to do so.


I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact me at or by mail at Donald Firesmith, 20 Bradford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205, United States.

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