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Privacy Policy

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO I DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you sign up for the email newsletter, I collect the personal information you give me such as your name and email address. This information will be kept strictly confidential at all times, and will not, under any circumstances, be shared with any outside third-party. It will only be used to send you the email newsletter you asked me for. If and when you unsubscribe from my newsletter, that information will be permanently discarded.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide me with personal information, I imply that you consent to me collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If I ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, I will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If, after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for me to contact you, for the continued collection and use of your information, by contacting me, or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any of my newsletters.

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

I will have to disclose your personal information if I am required by law to do so, under the terms of a legal court order signed by a judge. However, I will seek legal advice first to ensure that I have no choice in the matter, and I will ensure you are immediately notified. The only time I would not be able to notify you is if I am served with a legal court order telling me not to tell you.

SECTION 4 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, third-party providers used by me will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to me.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information I am required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, I recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or me. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada but the third-party provider is located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave my website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy.

Links

When you click on links on this site, they may direct you away from the site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and strongly encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 5 – USE OF ANALYTICS

This site is monitored by Google Analytics, which collects general user information. This includes your geographical location, what browser you are using, how long you have been on the site, and what pages you have visited. This information is NEVER shared with any outside third-parties (from my side). I cannot guarantee what Google will do with the information.

SECTION 6 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given me your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 7 – 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

SECTION 8 – 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.

SECTION 9 – 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.

SECTION 9 – USER DATA RETENTION

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

SECTION 7 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here, and via the blog, that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, please contact me.

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