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Privacy Policy

Hello there! Thank you for visiting my site. I know you could spend your time anywhere you choose, so the fact that you spend precious time reading my words is not something I take lightly. I’ve put together the following privacy policy to protect your privacy and to let you know how your data may be used. The only way I, personally, use your data is to send you newsletters if you sign up to receive them. (And please do! They’re always short and include a giveaway once a month!) However, some of the software installed on this site may also have access to your information. Thus, the following privacy policy.

 

Who we are

My name is Alison Treat. I’m an author and writer. You can find out more about me on the “About” page.

To contact me about anything at all, please visit the “Contact” page or email me at alison@alisontreat.com.

Our website address is: http://alisontreat.com.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and 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 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

Our Contact Form asks for your name and email address. We keep this information indefinitely so that we can communicate with you in response to your message. We do not share this information with other parties. Nor do we use it for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we 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 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles 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 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Monster Insights for analytics. Here is a link to their privacy policy.

 

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their 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 this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to 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.

 

Where we send your data

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

 

Additional information

 

How we protect your data

We want to keep your information secure. We have installed suitable technical and security measures to safeguard the information we collect online.

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about new books or other opportunities.