Privacy Policy

Who we are

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

We use contact forms so you can communicate with us. The information you provide on a contact form is sent to our email address and we view it in an email reader program. Information you include on the contact form stays in our email archive until either we delete it, or it is automatically deleted.

The moment a visitor sends POST request such as comment, registration or contact form submission, the CleanTalk Anti-Spam receives and processes the following personal data if they exist: IP address, e-mail, text and values of each filled form field.

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. 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.

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.

Advertising and Analytics

If we enable Advertising Features from Google we also allow Google Analytics to collect data about your visit via Google advertising cookies and identifiers as well as data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. For both Google Advertising and Google Analytics we adhere to Google’s policy that:

We do not merge personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature. If we did decide to do that we will provide robust notice to you and require your consent. We don’t disaggregate data that Google reports to us in aggregate.

Learn more about PII in Google’s contracts and policies

If we enable any Google Analytics Advertising features, we will notify visitors and disclose the following information here in the Privacy Policy:

  • The Google Analytics Advertising Features we’ve implemented.
  • How we and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together.
  • How you can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out).

You can also elect to opt out of Google Analytics data collection at this address.

We don’t share the data you provide to us on comments, subscriber registration or contact forms.

The exception is if we decide to use an email marketing service like MailChimp. Then, we deposit your information with that provider so we can use the service. That provider does not interact with your information other than as needed to process email campaigns only for us.

Here’s 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.

The rights you have over your data.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an accounting 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 called CleanTalk. CleanTalk Security also collects visitor information. By using this website, your IP address can be stored and processed for security reasons. Your IP address may be saved in the server log files, CMS log files, CleanTalk Anti-Spam & Security log files, Google Analytics, Google Adwords.

Our website uses the 3rd parties services such as the CleanTalk Anti-Spam & Security, Google Analytics, Google Adwords. They can store and process your IP address.

CleanTalk can use Cookies to manage access to the website by the CleanTalk SpamFireWall Function, to secure and to protect this website from spam.

Your contact information.

We only know the contact information you provide to us and it is stored on the server that hosts this website.

Additional information

How we protect your data.

We have a Malware scanner incorporated with the files of our site on the hosting company’s servers. We have a website security service that monitors the site for security vulnerabilities.

What data breach procedures we have in place.

We have automated site backups.

What third parties we receive data from.

We receive data from Google, SiteGround (web host) and CleanTalk.

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

We don’t do any automated decision making with visitor data.