Privacy Policy

Updated 5/9/2018

I value your privacy.

The only information I collect is information that you provide freely via the contact form, comments, and newsletter subscriptions. To prevent spam, a quick comparison of your data to that of known spammers is conducted by a third party, CleanTalk. During this comparison and transmission, your data may be transmitted through the US, or other countries. All parties in this transaction are GDPR compliant and take your privacy very seriously.

In addition, all data transmitted to or from my website is transferred using SSL, an encryption technology designed to protect your data in transit.

My site is also protected by aggressive anti-hacking software intended to protect both your privacy and the integrity of the site.

Comments

To allow for discussion, you have the opportunity to post comments on this website. The information collected includes your name, email address, ip address, and your comments. If you ever wish to have your comments removed, you can use the automated tools at the bottom of this page. All comments are checked by CleanTalk as explained above.

Newsletters

I collect email address when you subscribe either from the subscription form or by checking to be added to the list from a comment form. This allows me to send you infrequent updates about what is going on in my world. Want to be removed from this list? Click unsubscribe at the bottom of any newsletter. My newsletter subscriptions are handled by Automattic, a GDPR compliant company.

Contact Form

My contact form requests your name, email address, your website (if applicable) and message that you wish to send me. Your IP address is also captured by the system. This information is checked for spam as noted above and then transmitted to me via email. It is also stored on my website in case of email transaction failure. During that transmission, the data will be sent through normal email channels.

Website Activity Tracking

Automattic helps me to track site visitors including where they came from, how long they stay on the site, and what most interests them while they are here. This tracking is done using Cookies and is not done in such a manner as to track back to specific individuals.

Use of Cookies

I use cookies on this Site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.

Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie. This technology is a tool used to compile aggregated statistics about web site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a Web page, blog or a newsletter. I may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies who have provided customization software for use on  my site. No private or personal information is transferred in this way.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.

Changes to this Statement

I may occasionally update this privacy statement. When I do, I will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, I will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the home page of my Web site. I encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

A Note to International Users

This Site is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Site from outside the United States, by providing your information to the Site, you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with this Privacy Notice. You are also consenting to the application of United States law in all matters concerning the Site.

Automated tools for Data Privacy
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