Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is the webpage of author Laura Brennan. My website address is: http://laurabrennanwrites.com and if you have any questions, I can be reached at Laura@LauraBrennanWrites.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

I am as concerned as you are about privacy matters. I never rent, sell, or share your information. By using this site and/or signing up for the mailing list, you agree to these Privacy Policy practices; we reserve the right to change them without notice, because legally that’s what we need to do, but practically speaking, I’m still never going to rent, sell, or share your info. That’s just good manners.

When you use this site and/or sign up for the mailing list, we gather personal information and data such as your name, e-mail address, server’s Internet Protocol address, domain name, electronic cookies, and usage data (e.g., pages viewed, search terms entered, interaction with social media networks and platforms). Some of this information is needed to be able to provide you with information or bonus downloads (such as a short story or audio recording), or to answer questions or comments. Google Analytics may have access to some of your information and when you sign up for the mailing list, Mailchimp has access to that info as well. Google’s privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=us while Mailchimp’s is herehttps://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/?_ga=2.266687182.1974235597.1544721609-1007693284.1487551036

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

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.

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

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.

Your contact information

We do not collect your contact information, we don’t collect any sensitive personal data, we don’t do any profiling, and we don’t collect data from anyone under the age of 16 (and if you are under this age, you should not provide any personal data without parental consent). Let me know if you have any questions: Laura@LauraBrennanWrites.com

Although there is no personal data collected, it bears mentioning that, should that change and should there be some kind of data breach, we will let you know within 72 hours of us finding out.