Privacy Policy

Updated June 2018

Who we are

Our website address is: https://suddenwriteturn.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. 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.

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

If you complete the contact form to initiate communication with Terra Osterling, any personal information you submit, including your name and email address, will be transmitted via a third party email account. Third party service providers passively collect and use information in a variety of ways, including:

Through your browser:  Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system version, and Internet browser type and version.  We may collect similar information, such as your device type and identifier, if you access the Site through a mobile device.

Using cookies:  Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer you are using.  Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Site, pages visited, and language preferences.  We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the Site.  We also use cookies to recognize your computer or device, which makes your use of the Site easier.  In addition, we use cookies to gather statistical information about Site usage in order to continually improve its design and functionality, understand how individuals use it, and to assist us with resolving questions regarding it.

You can refuse to accept these cookies by following your browser’s instructions; however, if you do not accept them, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Site.  To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Furthermore, completing the contact form signals your intent to initiate direct communication, at which time you consent to your name and email address becoming the means for reply to continue communication.

We also use information from or about you:

  • to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you blog posts;
  • for our business purposes, such as data analysis, improving our services, identifying site usage trends, and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website traffic is monitored by a WordPress provided add-on utility to create usage reports for the purpose of analysis to aid in improving content for increased engagement. This website is also monitored by Google Analytics for the same purposes.

Who we share your data with

Subscribers

If you opt-in to subscribe to receive blog posts, the information you submit will be shared with a third-party email/e-newsletter marketing platform to automate distribution of blog posts. The third-party will use this information to provide analytical usage reports, and may collect information about your IP address and mobile device, such as a unique device identifier.

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.

Additional information

IP Address:  Your IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider.  An IP Address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many web sites. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating site usage levels.

How we protect your data

SECURITY

We use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures innate to the service provided by our our website hosts to protect personal information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at terra[at]suddenwriteturn.com.

THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or web property (including, without limitation, any application) that is available through this Site or to which this Site contains a link. The availability of, or inclusion of a link to, any such site or property on the Site does not imply endorsement of it by us or by our affiliates.

USE OF SITE BY MINORS

The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of 18, and we request that these individuals not provide Personal Information through the Site. If we find that we have collected personal information from an individual under the age of 18, we will delete it immediately. 

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where our website hosts have service providers, and by using our Site or by providing consent to us (where required by law), you agree to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our site contains links to a number of Web sites that may offer useful information to our visitors. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those sites, and we recommend communicating to them directly for information on their privacy policies.

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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