Privacy Policy

Samantha Waltz is very respectful about the privacy concerns of the visitors to its Web sites. We also recognize the valuable potential of technology to help people communicate with the companies whose Web sites they visit, particularly through customer databases. Responsible use of the information you share with us is paramount. In order to help you understand the role technology plays in the collection and use of information you provide us, the following guidelines have been created.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

In general, you can visit Samantha Waltz sites while remaining anonymous by not providing any personal information. In some cases, we may automatically collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider and/or the Web site from which you linked to our site or advertisement.

Personally Identifiable Information:
Samantha Waltz will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily (for example, submitting a Feedback comment) The purpose for gathering such information is to enhance your online experience by understanding you better and also to make you aware of new programs or offers in which you may be interested.
When you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us. In this regard, we will not give, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information to anyone outside Samantha Waltz unless we first disclosed it to you at the time of collection.

Children under 18 years of age:
Samantha Waltz has no intention of collecting any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, or email address) from individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we will not provide any personally identifying information it knowingly receives from individuals under 18 to any third party for any purposes whatsoever. Where appropriate, we will specifically instruct individuals under 18 not to submit such information on our Web sites or advertisements without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Use of Cookies:
When you view one of our Web site pages, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “Cookie” or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Other sensitive information:
Whenever you give Samantha Waltz sensitive information (e.g., credit card numbers), we will take all commercially reasonable steps to protect such information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.

How to update or delete your personal information:
You can help Samantha Waltz to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your address, phone number or email address. If at any time you wish to update your personal information or if you would like us to remove your personal information from our files, you can contact us. Please include your name, address and email address in the message. We will use reasonable efforts to update or delete your information from our existing files.
Samantha Waltz is dedicated to protecting your personal information and welcomes comments and questions on this policy. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by notifying guests of the existence of a new privacy policy.

Samantha's work appears in many well-known publications.

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I highly recommend Samantha as a teacher and a writer. Her class on writing and publishing personal essays was great because it covered both the creative process and the selling points to help writers hone their craft as well as get their words in print. The two skills go hand in hand, but I have found that it’s rare to find a teacher who can help with both.

Her own published personal essays are an inspiration to writers who want to communicate their own stories as well as to readers who may enjoy getting insights into their own lives and situations by reading what others have to say about similar experiences.

Cindy Hudson
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Samantha’s workshop is inspiring, organized and customized to each student. From the first to the last session, she guides each writer through a journey from the seed of an idea to a refined essay with grace, humor, and mastery. The benefits of her teaching last way past the final session. She infuses writing confidence and coaches us on where to market our personal stories once they’re complete.

Julie Lee

It was a pleasure being in Samantha’s workshop and getting to know her. Her stories she read provided a wonderful window into her life. She’s a great writer….in addition to her teaching skills. Sometimes those two talents are mutually exclusive, but with her they are a winning combination.

Joan Fondell

“Samantha is way up there on my ‘favorite teachers’ list. She is an excellent teller of personal stories and generously shares everything she knows with her students in a safe, comfortable and encouraging atmosphere. If you want to learn to write, take one of Samantha’s classes. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself.”

Janna Allgood
Business Consultant

“I heard Samantha Ducloux Waltz speak last year at one of the Northwest Author Series workshops.Her practical advice on writing personal essays was instrumental in helping me land my first acceptance to a Chicken Soup for the Soul volume. Since then, I’ve had three other personal essays accepted.”

Cara Holman