May 27, 2024

privacy policy

Privacy commitments are fundamental to the way Joe works every day. These apply to everyone with whom he has a relationship, including readers and web site visitors.

Joe will protect your privacy and keep your personal information safe. He uses encryption and other security safeguards to protect customer data.

He will not sell your personal information to anyone, for any purpose. Period!

Your information will not be used for marketing purposes beyond receipt of Joe’s monthly newsletter or similar promotions from him. Please feel free to unsubscribe to these promotions at any time, and Joe promises to not be offended. You are in control of your information.

Joe and his team want to hear from you. You can send them questions or feedback on this privacy policy at any time. Contact Joe and his team by mail at Joe Furlow, PO Box 1681, Carlsbad, CA  92018; by e-mail at [email protected]

What Information Does This Site Collect?

Newsletter or Blog

If you buy Joe’s book or voluntarily sign up for Behind The Curtain’s newsletter or blog, this site will record your email address, name, and phone number. You can refuse to supply personal information, but that will exclude you from certain related activities such as receiving newsletters, blogs, and free offers. When subscribers click on a link in one of Joe’s emails or fills out a form, the site may record this information (see below how this information is used).

Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time. You may ask for all your data to be deleted at any time.

Giveaways and Contests

If you enter a giveaway, your email address, name, and phone number is collected. If you win a physical prize, you will be asked to give your name and physical address, and you may be liable for tax and/or other considerations.

Non-personal Information

This website may collect non-personal information about visitors when they interact with the site. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.


This website may use “cookies” to enhance visitor experience. Typically, cookies may be placed on visitors’ hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Visitors may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to send an alert when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

How Is the Information Used?

Buyers of Joe’s book, newsletter, and blog subscribers’ names and emails will only be used for receiving the newsletters, the blog, or communication from Joe Furlow and/or Behind The Curtain.

Giveaway entrants will be sent emails only about the giveaway, unless they also signed up for the newsletter or blog.

Information on which email links are clicked on the most will help Joe Furlow choose links that interest readers in future emails.

When appropriate, Joe Furlow may also use affiliate codes in some of the emails or on the site.

Sharing of Personal Information

Subscriber information is never shared with a third party. The only exception is that email addresses may occasionally be used to create lookalike audiences for online marketing. This in no way distributes the emails or signs subscribers up to any other services.

Third-party links

If you choose to visit any third-party site after leaving this website, that third party may place cookies on your browser for targeted advertising purposes. The types of data collected for targeted advertising purposes could include IP addresses, cookie identifiers, website activity, for example. This data may be used by third parties to target advertising on other sites based on your online activity. You may opt out of receiving targeted advertising by visiting the DAA opt-out site or the NAI opt-out site, or for those in Europe, the EDAA opt out site

Security of Information

All information is saved by Word Press and only Joe Furlow, Write Away Books, Word Journeys Literary Services, and The MarketBuilding Team LLC can access them. Should a data breach ever occur, subscribers will be notified within 7 days.

Use of the Website by Minors

All subscribers must be 18 or older or have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Joe Furlow may update this privacy policy at any time. A notice about such changes will be posted on his website, and we recommend you check this page periodically for such updates.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By visiting and using, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, you can simply not use the site. Continued use of the site means you accept the policy and any periodic changes.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else on, please email [email protected].