What personal data is collected
When you leave comments on the website, the data shown in the comments form is collected, along with your IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection.
The contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
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Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Adsense and Google Analytics, as described below. You may opt out of personalized advertising by going to Google Ad Settings or optout.aboutads.info.
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 you had gone to the other website.
DoubleClick’s DART cookie may be used to enable ads through DoubleClick’s ad-serving technology. This is a “persistent” cookie, meaning that it is saved into the cookie folder on your computer hard drive and will remain in that folder after you close the web browser. This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest-based targeting”), based on your previous browsing history. This cookie uses “non-personally identifiable information” and does NOT track any personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security number, credit/debit card number or other financial account information.
You may opt out of personalized advertising by going to Google Ad Settings or optout.aboutads.info.
Affiliate Program Participation
The website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Who your data is shared with
The website uses a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of your behavior patterns for the purpose of finding out things like the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find your identity.
How your data may be used
The information about you collected by this website may be used in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website;
- To send promotional information, such as notices of new posts. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To respond to comments or inquiries;
- To provide user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the website; or
- To protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Rights related to your data
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that is held by the website. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensitive Personal Information
The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact me immediately at email@example.com and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.
Updated May 25, 2018