Effective Date: May 18, 2018
This page informs you of our privacy policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use emilylevenson.com and the choices you have associated with that data.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
At emilylevenson.com, I collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve the content being offered to you.
While using emilylevenson.com, you may be asked to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Cookies and Usage Data
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form (see above), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Contact form submissions are kept for a 6 month period for customer service purposes only. We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes, nor do we sell the information to any third party service providers.
emilylevenson.com may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the website from your computer or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”).
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
All of this data is gathered through WordPress and Google Analytics and is used to provide me with general information about the kind of content visitors to the site are most interested in. It also allows me to improve the site and create more applicable content for my visitors.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our website.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the website.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our website.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
How this impacts you: 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.) or external links. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services and do our utmost to curate the content that we link to.
emilylevenson.com uses MailChimp to send out newsletters to individuals who have opted in through the website or by signing up at an in-person event. Your information is never added without your expressed consent and you may update your preferences (or unsubscribe) from the newsletter at any time through the links found at the bottom of any newsletter. You can also unsubscribe at any time by clicking here.
Use of Data
emilylevenson.com uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the website
- To notify you about changes to our website
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our website when you choose to do so
- To provide customer care and support
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the website
- To monitor the usage of the website
- To detect, prevent, and address technical issues
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.
Any Usage Data collected through Google Analytics is retained for 14 months before being deleted from their servers.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left a comment on the site, 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.
Usage Data may be collected through the following plug-in’s or services:
- Google Analytics
If you have a privacy-specific concern, please contact Emily Levenson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting a request through the Contact Page here: https://emilylevenson.com/contact.