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Privacy Policy

We value your privacy and are committed to transparency in how, when, and why we use your personal data. This page is where you learn more about what data we use, where we send it, and to what purpose.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://shawndewolfe.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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. 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

Our “contact us” asks you for your name, email address and your question or comment. This information is retained indefinitely for contact follow-up purposes. We will never use this information for unsolicited marketing, nor will we add you to any email list without your express written consent.

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.

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.

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan.

For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to better understand our visitors and how they use our website, in order to analyse and improve their user experience. To use this service, we share certain information with Google. This may include the URL of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there.

To learn more about how Google collects, uses and protects this information, see their privacy policy. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics entirely, you can download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.

Our site is Gravatar-enabled. A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site (such as ours), your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.

When you leave a comment, 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.

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

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings or similar legal process, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Your email address, name and any other information you provide, such as address and phone number, are held in strict confidence. We will never share your information to any third party outside of those cases specifically outlined above.

Under no circumstances will we ever sell your information to any party.

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.

If you leave a comment on our site you may also opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies will last for one year.

Information provided through our “contact us” form is retained indefinitely for contact follow-up purposes.

Security logs are retained for 60 days.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, or provided personal information through a “contact us” form, 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.

Our contact information

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].