What information do I collect?
I collect information from you when you respond to a survey or fill out a form. I collect your first and last name and your email address. This information is stored through my email service provider and digital backups.
What do I use your information for?
The information I collect from you may be used in any of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience; (your information helps me to better respond to your individual needs).
- To improve this website; (I continually strive to improve this website offerings based on the information and feedback I receive from you)
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
Your name and email information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, except in the circumstances I detail here.
Occasional, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on this website or I may link to a third party’s website for informational purposes. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcome andy feedback about these sites.
When you leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including this site. Some features of our site may not be available to you.
If you leave a comment on this site 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. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long I retain your data
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection
I do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. I recommend that anyone under 18 years of age participate and use this website only with parental permission and supervision.
I do not intend to collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian of a child who has provided me with such personal information would like the information deleted from my records, he or she should contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I become aware that personally identifiable information regarding a child under the age of 13 has been collected at the site, I will use such information for the sole purpose of contacting a parent or guardian of the child to obtain verifiable parental consent. If I cannot obtain consent after a reasonable time, or if when contacted a parent or guardian requests that I do not use or maintain such information, I will make reasonable efforts to delete it from my record. Upon request by a parent or guardian I will provide a description of the specific types of personal information collected from a child who is under the age of 13.
Updated: August 1, 2021