This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for stephenkochauthor.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Who we are
Our website address is: stephenkochauthor.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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 send us an email through the contact form, your information will be transmitted to us and will be used only for the purposes of corresponding with 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.
If you visit our login page, we 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, we 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.
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.
We collect and use aggregated information which does not personally identify you, such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, your operating system and browser type, the web pages you visit on our website, the address of any referring website, the date and time of your visit, and your geographic location. This information is used to understand how our Sites are accessed and used. For example, we may calculate the percentage of our site users who visit a particular webpage on our website.
Who we share your data with
https://www.snap.com/en-US/cookie-policy/ (Snap Chat)
You may also visit the Digital Advertising Alliance website at http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/ or Network Advertising Initiative website at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/ to opt out of ad targeting from participating companies.
We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, or that it is reasonably necessary to detect, prevent, and address security, technical issues, or fraud.
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.
We are committed to providing you with the opportunity to manage how we collect and use your personal information at any time.
- You may choose to opt-out of certain email communications by following the instructions in the email to unsubscribe.
- We use MailChimp® as our email service provider. If you have an account with MailChimp®, you may log into this account to update or correct your email address. For more information about how to do this, please visit: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
- You may also contact us directly to exercise your choice not to receive communications from us, or to request access to, correct, or delete your personal information.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
We collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided by you. Personal information is the information that identifies you as an individual. We collect your personal information when you contact us with a question or concern, use or subscribe to our services.
We are committed to protecting children’s privacy and safety on the Internet. Our Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior, verifiable parental consent.
If you become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information through our Site, we ask that you notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided personally identifiable information, we will take steps to immediately delete it.
How we protect your data
We maintain certain physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure your personal information. Data transmitted through our website is protected using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. While no transmission over the Internet or method of data storage is 100% secure, we take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of your personal information.
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