What Information Does This Site Collect?

Contact Form

If you send me a message using the contact form, this site will record your email address and your name. I will use this information strictly for the purpose of responding to your message.

Blog Comments

When you leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment if you are using the Gravatar service.

Blog Subscription

Blog subscribers’ names and emails will only be used for sending you the blog posts. Your information will be stored by our email provider for 30 days but is not otherwise shared with any third party. You may unsubscribe at any time.

E-Book Purchases

I collect information about you during the checkout process: your name, billing address, email address, and payment details.

This allows me to:

  • Send you important account/order/service information.
  • Respond to your queries.
  • Process payments.

Contests

If you enter a contest, your name and email address will be collected so I can contact you if you are a winner. If you win a book or other physical prize, you will be asked to give your mailing address.

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.

Non-personal Information

This website may collect non-personal information about visitors when they interact with the site. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. The file is added once you agree to store cookies on your computer or device, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic.

Cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This setting may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Third-party links

Sometimes I include third-party links in my blog posts. These sites have their own policies and you should read those before subscribing or purchasing from them.

Security of Information

All information is saved by my hosting service, WP Engine, and only my website manager and I can access it. Should a data breach ever occur, you will be notified within 7 days.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have 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.

Use of the Website by Minors

I encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide your children’s online activity.

I do not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on my website, I encourage you to contact me and I will do my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated at any time and a notice about such changes will be posted on this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By visiting and using kathystinson.com, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else on kathystinson.com, please email me via https://kathystinson.com/contact/.