Privacy Policy

The privacy policies on this page were set up to let you know how your personal information (“data”), whether collected about you or provided by you, is used and safeguarded in the following circumstances:

Website: (“website” or “our”) is hosted by and uses SquareSpace Analytics to collect visitor data that enables analysis and improvement of website performance. This data may include your Internet protocol address, browser type and operating system, the date and time of your visit, and how you used the website. It may include personal data you provided, such as your email address, if you used the contact form. The website does not otherwise track online activity of visitors, sell advertising, or share visitor information.

You can read SquareSpace’s Privacy Policy in full here.

Blog content is determined and created by Sandra Nikolai (“the author”). No website content may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission from the author.

Mailing list: Subscribers receive Sandra Nikolai’s quarterly Inside My Writing World email newsletter (“the newsletter”) and occasional notifications of interest to mystery readers. Subscriber data is obtained through your email sign-up on the website and is collected and stored by, in accordance with its privacy policy, to enable the creation and distribution of newsletters by email. Subscriber emails are never shared or sold. 

You can read MailChimp’s Privacy Policy in full here.

As a subscriber, you can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by clicking the applicable link at the bottom of the newsletter email sent to you, or you can contact Sandra Nikolai directly. Sandra Nikolai does not send spam and assumes you do not either. Sandra Nikolai reserves the right to remove email addresses from subscriber lists without prior notification.

Cookies: uses cookies on the website to help it run effectively and to enhance visitors’ browsing experiences. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings to disable cookies. You can read SquareSpace’s cookie policy here. uses cookies in newsletter emails to help assess email performance, such as whether you have opened an email and/or clicked a link within the email. If you object to the use of these cookies, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the link at the bottom of the email sent to you. You can read MailChimp’s cookie statement here.

Fiction: Sandra Nikolai’s novels are works of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. No parts of Sandra Nikolai’s novels may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission from the author; nor may any part of the books be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, audio recording, or other means without the written approval of the author.

Sandra Nikolai reviews these policies on an ongoing basis and reserves the right to change them without necessarily notifying subscribers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact her.

If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our website. By accessing or using our website, you agree to this privacy policy. 

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