Here’s the short version:
Depending on what you do on this site (comment, download content, share content via social media), I may collect the following:
I don’t really want to collect your data, but it’s unavoidable if I’m going to do certain internet-y things, like:
Nothing too scary.
I may use the data to:
Cookies are itty-bitty files with tiny amounts of data including an anonymous unique identifier that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive when you are viewing a website. Most websites use them.
They allow me (actually, the little men that live in the interwebs) to identify your computer for the purpose of seeing what you look at on my site. Cookies can also allow this site to recognize your computer when it returns to the site, which can make it easier for you to revisit pages or leave a comment.
By themselves, cookies can’t tell me who you are or reveal any personally identifying information about you. If I were an internet marketer, I could probably use them to gather lots of detailed information about your web browsing habits, but fortunately for both of us, I have no interest in doing that.
You can remove cookies and prevent your browser from permitting them by following a few simple steps, but be aware that telling your browser to prohibit all cookies can break the functionality of some websites. (Probably not this one, but I can’t swear to it.)
None, other than the non-personally-identifiable stuff that’s automatically shared with services that make this and many other websites tick, like WordPress.com and Google Analytics.
That pretty much sums it up. Bottom line: I don’t really want to know who you are, unless you want to interact with me, and then I only want to know your nom-de-internet and maybe your email addy. Other stuff gets collected automatically, but I would have no idea what to do with it if I wanted to.
I respect the privacy of children and “child” means an individual under the age of 13. All information and content on this website are intended for individuals over the age of 18. Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using this website. I do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe any personal information is collected from someone under the age of 13 without parental or guardian consent, then please contact me to have that information deleted.
When you access the website, you may provide certain personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, email address, phone number, address, or avatar image.
This information is collected when you register on the site, subscribe to a newsletter, contact me, use the search feature on the website, provide comments or any other feedback, fill out a form or enter any other information on the website to communicate with me. From time to time, I may also collect information that you submit when you participate in any online surveys that I may post on my website.
Your personal information is used to personalize your experience, improve the website to better serve you, efficiently process your requests, tailor advertisements to you, elicit reviews of services or products, provide you offers, promotions and to follow up with you through correspondence.
Additionally, like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, the equipment you used to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website.
This information is used to analyze website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve my performance and your use of the website and to further enhance my products and services offered to you.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. When you leave a comment, your name, email address, and website/organization name is not shared with a third party and may be used to communicate with you.
Social media accounts and sharing options are available on this website. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, and others) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with me on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. I have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage, or dissemination of such publicly disclosed personal information by you.
Any such interactions via comments and social media with me do not subject me to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.
When you leave a comment on my website, you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
If you have an account and you log in to this website, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
This information is only collected to better serve and understand your user experience on the website. You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. If you choose to do that, you may not be able to view all the features and content of this website.
I may use social media pixels to track and collect general information about your use in compliance with different social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and others) for the purpose of promoting products, tracking conversions, remarketing, running target advertisements and so forth.
Third parties like Facebook may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect and receive information from my website for the purpose of providing target advertisements. You may see my ads on Facebook or YouTube after you have visited my website.
I have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies. Neither am I responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions. You also agree that your use of these third-party websites is solely at your risk.
As a general rule, I do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, with the exception of the following circumstances:
I may disclose your information to my trusted third parties that work with me such as my website hosting partners, email marketing service provider, other service providers that assist in the operation of the website, and any other affiliates and subsidiaries I rely upon to provide you products and services offered here.
I may disclose your information in order to comply with state or federal regulations related to copyright infringement lawsuits or any other legal claims related to the website.
I comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and do not spam or send misleading information. Should you wish to no longer receive communication from me, you have the option of unsubscribing by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email I send to you or by contacting me.
As for third-party websites, please contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt-out from their communications.
I are in compliance with the GDPR along with the email marketing service I use to collect your data.
Under the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below.
I will retain any information you choose to provide to me until the earlier of:
You ask me to delete the information by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that such requests may result in you no longer being able to access paid or free content previously provided to you.
My decision to cease using my existing data providers.
I decide to no longer be in business or continue to offer the services.
The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or the I find it outdated.
You have the right to request access to your data that I store and have the ability to access your personal data.
You have the right to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to verify the accuracy of your personal data and have it corrected or removed completely.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. When you restrict the processing of your data, I can store your data but cannot process it further.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances, including but not limited to direct marketing, profiling, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, automated decision-making and profiling and tasks based on legitimate interests or in the public interest/exercise of official authority.
You have the right to the portability of your data. You have the right to request your personal data from me, receive it and transfer it to another controller.
You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. If you have provided consent to my processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
I require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. I will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with me.
If you reside in California, you are entitled to additional rights under California law, and I ensure compliance with the CCPA. Here are your rights:
Pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light Act,” you are permitted to request information about the manner in which I share certain categories of information with third parties for their marketing use. I may disclose your personal information to my affiliates or other related third parties such as service providers, vendors for their use in marketing to you, so I can provide the products and/or services offered on this website to you. When I disclose such information, your personal information is still kept confidential and between me and that third party. It is not used for any other purpose that’s not permitted under the laws.
Please be advised I DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION to third parties and have never sold your personal information. I do not intend to sell your personal information in the future either.
Under the CCPA, you still have the right to opt-out of such sales and send me a “do not sell my information” request. If you would like to exercise any of your rights under California law, please submit a verifiable consumer request to me by sending me an email at email@example.com. Only you as the person registered with the California Secretary of State can make such verifiable consumer requested related to your personal information or someone you authorize to act on your behalf.
Your verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows me to verify that you are the person you are claiming to be or that you are the authorized representative of such person about whom I have collected personal information. You must describe your request with enough details such as your first and last name, address and your country that allow me to properly understand the request and respond to it. Please note I cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information unless I first verify your identity or authority to make such a request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. I will make all attempts to respond to your request within 30 days of receipt.
The security of your personal information is important to me, and I strive to follow generally commercial industry standards to protect your personal information submitted to me voluntarily and automatically. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and I cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
By using this website, you agree to hold me harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that I cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through my website without my knowledge and consent.