Last updated: May 30, 2018
Here is a list of personal data collected and why
When you write a comment on a blog post, you will see a checkbox that allows you to opt-in and tell your browser to remember your name, email address, and website link the next time you leave a comment.
I use a plugin called Akismet to reduce spam. Here’s their information on how your comment data is processed.
If you submit a form to email me a message, you are asked for your name, email address, subject, and a message. A copy of your emailed submission is stored in my blog’s database.
If you leave a comment on my blog, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in a browser cookie. This is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies last one year. I cannot see your cookies.
Embedded content from other websites
Blog posts and pages may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
This blog uses code from Google Analytics and Quantcast to provide me anonymous metrics on who is visiting, frequency of visits, duration of visits, browser type, referring link, etc. Here are links to the Google Analytics and Quantcast privacy policies. In addition, Google Analytics has detailed information on the types of cookies it uses to provide these metrics.
You have the ability to receive new blog posts by email (powered by Postmatic) or by RSS (powered by Feedblitz).
If you sign up for an email subscription, you are required to specify an email address and you may optionally include your name. All email subscriptions require double opt-in, meaning you will be emailed to ensure you want to receive new posts.
If you sign up for an RSS subscription, no information is shared.
Who sees your data
I only see data pertaining to blog comments and form submissions.
Google Analytics, Quantcast, Postmatic, and/or Feedblitz may see other information about you, as described above.
How long your data is retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the blog can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Your rights to data
If you ever wrote a comment on this blog, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data the blog holds onto for administrative, legal, or security purposes.