New GDPR Rules:
These new rules go into effect next week. As always, let me know if you have questions.
Who I am:
I grew up in the middle of nowhere in the heart of Middle America and believe in the American Dream, that baseball is the National Pastime, and that telling stories remains an important part of our culture. I write books in my spare time and still have my day job helping folks realize their marketing dreams. My website address is here. Feel free to reach out.
What personal data I collect and the reasons why:
Typically, I don’t think I collect anything but that’s not how the web works. Software, WordPress in particular, collects cookie and such to operate. I don’t sell your data and only really leverage your email to reach out once in a great while. At all times, you have the ability to control such things. Details as follows:
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.
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.
As noted above, I do haver a contact form on the site to get in touch with me and an email distribution list for those who want to reach out. These services, MailChimp, are all GDPR compliant and you can choose not to use them.
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, I 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 one 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.
I do leverage Jetpack and other services from Automattic. You can learn more about their GDPR compliance here. Typically, I only look at the location and if a post struck a chord. This doesn’t happen often but I did shut down my server once when ole’ Mizzou played Auburn in the SEC title game.
Who I share your data with:
I don’t share your data. It’s only used to reach out from time to time.
How long I retain your data:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I 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, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you have questions, feel free to reach out on my comment form.
Where I send your data:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Typically, this doesn’t apply. I don’t typically approve or accept comments on the site but there are a few here and there.
Typically, I keep fairly close watch on the site through regular updates, this is a managed service that includes data breach procedures and such. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out through the contact form.