Who I am:
My website address is https://blog.kasson.com. I am a private person, not a company.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
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.
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.
If you fill out a contact form and include a valid email address, I will know that email address. I’ll keep it at least until any conversation between us is over, and I may keep it longer if future contact appears likely. If you tell me to forget the address, I will delete it.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what content is most popular.
Temporary cookies are used to track action from one page to the next. No personal information is involved.
If you leave a comment on my 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, I 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 1 day.
By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent, turn off cookies in your browser or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies should not noticeably restrict your use of this site.
Links to other websites
Articles on this site may include links to content from other websites. If you click on them, they behave in the same way as if you has visited the other website by typing the URL into your browser, except that they flag this site as the referrer.
Google analyzes my website traffic, but keeps no personally identifying data. Website visitor behavior (anonymized – full IP address is not stored) No personal data is stored. No user identifiable information is stored. Google’s user-id is not used. All Google ad-tracking is disabled. Session information is deleted automatically after 14 months.
Who I share your data with
Google, through Google Analytics. I use WordFence, a security plugin, to keep from being hacked; they analyze my web traffic in the process of protecting the site. WordFence reads IP addresses to generate security warnings and prevent hacking. Entries are kept for 30 days, and are automatically pruned (deleted) by the system.
I also use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect includes your IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by you such as your name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
How long I retain your data
Comments. 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.
Registration information. For users that register here, I 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.
Website visitor behavior (anonymized – full IP address is not stored) is stored by Google Analytics. No personal data is stored. No user identifiable information is stored. Google’s user-id is not used. Google ad-tracking is disabled. Session information is deleted automatically after 14 months.
Passwords. Client log-in details for various services, including membership. Allows users to log in and access member services> kept in WordPress database using the WordPress provided encrypting algorythm. Kept until request for deletion.
Backup. The entire site, including all user information, is backed up daily. Backups of our website, in full, are stored in UpDraft Vault and on my server. They are kept on a rotating basis in perpetuity.
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 I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
I do not use any personal information for automated decision making or profiling; your data is not subject to automated decision making or profiling.
My contact information