Privacy Policy

The TL:DR on Privacy on this site.

Do you like cookies? I like the kind with Chocolate Chips. The kind that track you online, not so much.

With that said, I keep the creepy tracking cookies to a minimum around here, but they are necessary sometimes to keep the website functioning properly here in the 21st century. I’m sure you don’t care about all of the nitty gritty technojargon about what they do and how they do it so here’s the basics.

I don’t ever take your specific personal information and sell it. Like I can’t see your name and personal data. But I do use programs that may track you (the same ones on nearly every website)…such as Google analytics (which helps me know if a topic is popular of if it just gets crickets…).

I also have Google ads served to this site to make a few bucks here and there.

Since my audience, based on the topic I’m talking about, are struggling for money, having ads allows me to present free goodies to you without selling you stuff directly.

The only times I’ll have your personal info is if you contact me…in which case I’ll have your name, email, and whatever you sent.

Who we are

My website address is: http://kimberlyeddy.com.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, I 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.

Cookies

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.

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 visit our login page, 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.

Google Ads

To monetize this website, I earn money from running advertising through Google Adsense. Google uses cookies to serve ads to you, and to provide you with a better user experience. You can learn more by visiting Google.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

For more detailed information, please view Google’s privacy policy here.

Google Analytics

To help improve website traffic and user experience on this website, Google Analytics is installed. Using Google analytics, this site checks website traffic, traffic flow and behavior patterns on this blog to improve the content and user experience. This may include:

  • knowing the keywords users are using to find this blog
  • knowing the paths users take once they reach this website
  • knowing where users click once on this website and how far down the page they scroll

In Short, Google Analytics is used to to gain insights and improve the functionality of your website, and for marketing purposes.

For more detailed information, please view Google’s privacy policy here.

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

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

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.

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.

As mentioned earlier, Google products such as Google Analytics and Google Ads are active on this site and will have some tracking features to help the owner of this site analyze visitor behavior so as to improve this site and its content.

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