The Short of It (Summary)
While it’s best to read the entire page, I get that you have better things to do so here’s a shortened version of the policy:
If you sign up for my mailing list1When I get around to starting one., obviously you’ll have to give me at least your email address, so I will have that. However, that email address will be stored on a 3rd party website, such as MailChimp, SendinBlue, or whatever mailing list service I choose. If I happen to host a giveaway, I’ll need details such as your physical address, name, etc.. These will only be kept long enough to send you the prize you’ve won and make sure you’ve received it. After that, it will be gone. If you leave a comment/submit a form, some information such as your name, email, and IP address2For spam detection purposes will be collected and the results will be stored on the server.
I don’t share your details with anyone except relevant 3rd parties such as mailing list providers, analytics providers, and giveaway prize providers3If they are sending the prize directly.
If you would like to have a copy of what information I have for you or you would like that information to be erased/deleted, please email email@example.com.
The Long Of It
I use Jetpack to provide contact forms on this blog. When you submit a contact form, your name, email address, and IP address/browser data are collected and are stored in the WordPress database along with your form response. Again, as with comments, the IP/browser data is used for spam detection to help keep this blog safe. Your form is stored on the server and is not sent to me via email.
Leaving a comment will result in a cookie being placed in your browser to allow for faster commenting in the future. This cookie contains your name, email, and website and will last for one year, or until you clear cookies in your browser.
I participate in affiliate programs via Amazon and Commission Junction. When you click one of the affiliate links, a cookie will be placed in your browser that will allow me to receive a small commission when you make a purchase. These cookies can be valid anywhere from 24 hours to 30 days.
Protecting Your Information
Appropriate measures are taken to store your information with the utmost care and security. In the event of a breach of our database or website, you will be notified immediately of said breach.
Sharing Your Personal Data
I do not sell, trade, or provide others with your information except in cases where necessary, such as for analytics or giveaway purposes. Companies your information may be shared with are as follows:
- Amazon – I am an Amazon affiliate. Your data will be shared with Amazon if you click one of my affiliate links and make a purchase. Please see this link for privacy information: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468496&ref_=footer_privacy
- Commission Junction – I also have affiliate banners/links through Commission Junction4Books A Million which will also result in your data being shared with Commission Junction and the advertised business. Please see this link for privacy information: https://www.cj.com/legal/privacy
Your Rights Over Your Data
If you have left a comment or submitted a form on this website, you have the right to request a copy of all data I have for you. You also have the right to request that any data I have for you be removed/erased/deleted from the website, database, and files. To request a copy of the data I have for you or request data I have for you to be deleted, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance of Terms
If you need to contact me for any reason – to ask a question, request removal of information, etc., please email me at email@example.com.