Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is: http://katestradling.com. This site is owned and operated by me, Kate Stradling, author, and it hosts my online writing-related content including book listings and blog articles. A subdomain, http://eulaliaskye.com, is the landing page for Eulalia Skye Press, my book imprint and DBA.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, the site in turn collects 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.

(I’m not sure how you would upload an image here, but this is a good rule of thumb for all of us to live by anyway. Be safe out there.)

Contact forms

I don’t have any contact forms on this website at the moment, so there shouldn’t be any data collected via this method. This may change in the future. In the meantime, look me up on Twitter if you want to contact me. (Sorry, not sorry.)

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this 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 the login page, it 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.

But really, you guys, I’m the only one with a login, so if you’re not me and you’re at the login page, GET OFF THAT PAGE AND GO ABOUT YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

For additional cookie information see our Cookie Policy.

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.

Analytics

Google Analytics apparently has two cookies (opt-in, at the band across the bottom of the screen) that are analyzing this site. The first one is used to store information of how visitors use this website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data—including the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited—are collected in an anonymous form.

The second is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data, and to keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. These cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

To my knowledge, these analytics are for the purpose of search-engine optimization. You can read Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

My hosting company, Web Hosting Hub, also logs IP addresses for site visitors. There is no personal information attached to this process.

Who I share your data with

I don’t share your data with anyone. You’re welcome.

How long I retain your data

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

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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

This site is hosted by Web Hosting Hub (http://webhostinghub.com) and is encrypted on their servers. 

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