Privacy policy

This Website has an overall GDPR rating of GREEN

This notice is for this website,, owned by Iris Hunter, who governs the privacy of those who use it. It explains how I control, process, handle and protect your personal data while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations.


  • “I” or “The Website/This Website” refers to Iris Hunter
  • “You”, “the user” refers to the user of the Website
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act

Processing of Your Personal Data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), I control and process personal information about you when you email me with a query about my book.

I have completed the registration self-assessment form at: and am exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because although I obtain your information if you email me, I do not process the information using any system that can process the information automatically, including CCTV systems, digital cameras, smartphones, credit card machines, call logging and recording systems, clocking machines and audio-visual capture and storage systems.  Once I have answered your email, I delete it and do not store any of your details electronically.

Lawful Basis: Consent

  1. You gave me consent to obtain data when you emailed me for information about my book.
  2. I only process your information for the purpose of answering your query.
  3. I do not share your information with third parties.
  4. I am not liable for data protection on any other websites that you may visit in order to purchase a copy of my book.

Your Rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows:

  • The right to be informed;
  • The right of access;
  • The right to rectification;
  • The right to erasure;
  • The right to restrict processing;
  • The right to data portability;
  • The right to object; and
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision-making, including profiling

Internet Cookies

A cookie is small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you first visit this Website. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can usually alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive cookies, I cannot guarantee that your experience with this Website will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.

Cookies are used on this website to provide you with a better user experience.  Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this Website.

This Website uses a cookie control system that allows you to accept the use of cookies and to control which cookies are saved to your device/computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device. Please see your web browser options.

The information collected by cookies is not personally identifiable. It includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platforms, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on this Website and your geographical location.

Data Security and Protection

Collection of Personal Information

I will only collect personal information from you (such as name, address, telephone number, email address etc.) that you have provided voluntarily to me by sending emails to me. I will only use this data for the purposes you have expressly authorised, or as set out in this privacy policy, and will not pass it to third parties without your consent.

Sponsored Links, Affiliate Tracking & Commissions

This Website does not contain adverts, sponsored or affiliate links on any pages.

However, there may be links to third party websites, but you visit these websites at your own risk, and I cannot take responsibility for any issues that you encounter, or any data breaches, on any third party website.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Iris Hunter and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links that we may provide to external websites and social media websites.

For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Iris Hunter is the “data controller”. This means that she collects your data when you email in her accordance with this privacy policy.

Restrictions on Use of Material

No material from Death in Sils Maria may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.