In case you need it, here’s where you are:
The simple translation:
This isn’t an online store or a site that sells directly to you but if you do leave comments or send inquiries, personal data is collected. Specifically if you decide to:
- Leave a comment in the comments section of a post
- Leave an inquiry via the contact page. That will be sent via Gmail.
- Subscribe for updates. That will go thru Mailchimp systems
No personal data is downloaded from this website although there are backup systems via hosting that do store the website should hosting issues occur.
Here’s the more legal version:
What information is collected
This hosting provider’s servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). When you leave comments or inquiries the site data shown in the comments along with the ip address and browser agent is used to detect and prevent spam.
Part of that process stores your comment, name and other info you chose to add in the comment form. When you comment, you’ve given the site permission to store that information and display it on the site. This site doesn’t do anything else with the information. It’s there because you chose to leave a comment.
Additionally, there is anti-spam software that looks at the comment information, ip address and email to determine if there are any matches against a database of known spammer and spammer sites. If the comment matches it won’t be displayed and will be removed to spam. This site uses Antispam Bee, developed in Europe; the software follows GDPR requirements and won’t save private user information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Although very unlikely, this Site may disclose any information determined to be for you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
Should you decide to upload any images to the site (again a very unlikely scenario), you should remove what’s referred to as location data or (EXIF). That can be extracted by anybody deciding to download images on the site.
Contact and Inquiries
As mentioned, contact inquiries will use Mailchimp’s service and forward to Gmail for delivery. Policies for both were listed earlier and there’s no need to repeat it.
The site uses the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows it to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. Cookies help us learn which areas of the Site are useful and which areas need improvement through programs including, but not limited to, Google Analytics. Cookies from third party social sites and programs including, but not limited to, Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter may also be used. You can choose to disable cookies through your browser or independent programs available online. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at the Site may be diminished as some features may not work as they were intended.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features of the Service, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of the Service pages might not display properly.
Where can you find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites.
Other 3rd party services and embedded content
This site uses Google Analytics and Facebook pixels to collect data and demographics about visitors to the site. You can get browser add-ons (not provided here) that will turn those features off.
Comments are retained indefinitely.
Your rights to your data
You have the right to request an exported file of any personal data that this site may have retained, specifically if you left comments. You can request we erase such data except for that required for administrative, legal or security reasons. Please use the contact form for those requests.