Privacy Policy

 

Who I am:

I run a writing and book production service for creative entrepreneurs and business leaders who need help writing books and digital content. My website address is: http://www.sallycollings.com.

What kind of personal data is collected and how:

Comments

When visitors leave comments on my blog, the data is collected in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and the visitor’s browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if you have one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you offer your name and email address in any of the contact forms, you are choosing to give me your email address so that I can email you updates, blog posts, and product offers.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in the cookies. Cookies are automatically created for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again if and when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, the site will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who I share your data with:

I don’t share your data with anyone. I’m a solo entrepreneur with a website; my only goal is to serve you and help you write and publish your books and other content. The only data I collect is your email address, but only if you opt-in to a form on my site because you choose to receive information from me. And even then, I don’t offer that information to any third parties.

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.

For users that register on my website (if any), the site does store the personal information provided in a user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data:

If you have an account on my site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data, including any data you have provided to the site. 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. Please be aware that this may take a while, because I’d have to contract a web professional to do this for me.

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.