Cookie and Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to me because I know it’s important to you. For this reason, I keep my website on a secure hosting service with valid certificates. I only collect and use Personal Information in ways that are consistent with your rights and my obligations under the law. And I never sell, barter or trade Personal Data.

I am also committed to protecting the privacy of children: I do not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian please supervise your child’s internet use.


What this policy covers

This Privacy Policy applies to information that I collect about you when you use my website. It explains 1) How and why I deploy cookies, 2) How and why I collect, use, and share information. 3) The choices that you have with respect to that information.

I collect two main types of information.

  • Most of the information I collect is Anonymous Information, primarily through the use of Cookies. You, the user, remain anyonymous through this information.
  • I may also collect ‘Personally-Identifiable Information’ (PII), if and when, you choose to voluntarily submit it. This may include: name, email address, and website url.

PII, as described in privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or device when you visit certain parts of our site. They do not store any Personally-Identifiable Information about you.

Information I collect through cookies:
  • Usage data such as: the time and date of your visit, the pages you visit, the website you used to link to our site, websites you visit from our site, and other diagonstic data.
  • Basic demographic information such as: other interests you have, your IP address, browser type, and unique device identifiers.
How I use cookies:

To facilitate access to my website, personalize your online experience, and record information about your visit.

How to decline cookies:
  • Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Learn how at www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this site.

Personally-Identifiable Information

What Personal Data I collect:

I may collect your name, email address, and website URL.

How I collect Personal Data:
  • I collect Personal Data only through specific forms where fields are provided for you to enter your name, email address, and website.
  • These forms are found on my contact page, comment forms, and blog subscription forms.
Why I collect Personal Data from you:
  • To enable me to respond to your comments or questions.
  • And to facilitate your subscription to this blog.

How I disclose, or may disclose, information:

  • Through aggregate statistics:
    Aggregate statistics are automatically submitted to analytical and statistical services, however this data includes no Personally-Identifiable Information (PII).
  • To askismet.com through comment and contact forms:
    Personal information entered in comment and contact forms is automatically submitted to askismet.com for the sole purpose of spam checking.
  • For legal reasons:
    To protect and defend my rights or property; to comply with a legal obligation, to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with your use of this website; to protect the personal safety of our users or the public, or to protect against legal liability.

How long I retain your Personal Data

  • If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
  • Information submitted through forms, such as email sign up forms or contact forms are retained as long as needed for customer service purposes.
  • Or until such a time as the data subject chooses to unsubscribe or invokes their right under GDPR to be forgotten.

What rights you have over your Personal Data:

  • If you have left comments on this site or submitted queries through my contact form you can request that I erase any Personal Data I hold about you.
  • Or if you have subscribed to my email list you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • If you would like to have your Personal Data updated, edited or removed, please Contact Me.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded videos. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Links to other sites

My Cookie and Privacy Policy applies only and solely to the information collected by my website.

  • If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to their website. I strongly advise you to review their Privacy Policies.
  • Links to other websites does not imply my endorsement of those sites, their owners, or their content.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

I may change this privacy policy as I deem necessary from time to time or as required by law. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are keeping up to date.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please feel free to contact Contact Me.