(Updated October 26, 2020)
I collect limited data about you and use third-party software for functionality. I use very basic tracking that you can opt-out of through your browser (turn off cookies), and your name and email if you leave a comment, subscribe, or want to contact me. If you want me to erase anything, just let me know. I don’t run ads or sell data either. All updates to this policy will be here.
We can log IP address, comments, browser user strings, and data filled in the comment form. If you don’t leave a comment only the IP address is logged to help with my security so we can avoid hackers and bots. The IP address is checked against a database of dangerous IP addresses that run by iThemes.com to protect us. They keep this data for 60 days to catch people trying to find the site’s back end.
We don’t send personal information to Sucuri, which scans my site for vulnerabilities; however, they (Sucuri) could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan.
If you leave a comment, we collect the data shown in the submission form, the IP address, browser user string, and the comment itself to check for spam. When you leave a comment, you also have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year but the comment and its metadata is kept indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. This differs from the spam check.
If you use the contact form, it collects personally identifiable information like the name you provide and the email.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you by contacting us.
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Third Party Plug-ins
For Security: iThemes, Sucuri, and Jetpack.
For Comments: Jetpack and wpDiscuz
For contact forms: Ninja Forms