Privacy Policy of this Website

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 Privacy Policy

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 Privacy Policy

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

We 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

We do not currently use Google advertising features but 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).
  • We have instructed Google to Restrict data processing relative to the California Consumer Privacy Act. That means Google restricts how it uses certain unique identifiers and other data. Google only shows non-personalized ads from Google demand to eligible users in California. Non-personalized ads are based on contextual information, such as the content of this site.

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 when you sign up to receive email notifications. 

“We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may collect and process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. MailerLite’s Privacy Policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.”

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. You can make these requests at mailto:privacyrequests@duanecraig.com.

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.

All administrators for this website use 2-factor authentication. We have automated site backups. Siteground hosts this site and uses widely accepted security practices including:

“As one of the best and most preferred hosting providers on the market, we know how important security is for our customers, writes Siteground.

This is why server security is one of our top priorities. Here is just a small part of the measures we have taken to keep our servers and your websites secure.

1. By default, we have set all servers to use the latest PHP 7 version with the latest security fixes.
2. We are running Apache in a chrooted environment with suExec.
3. We have sophisticated IDS/IPS systems which block malicious bots and attackers (Intrusion detection/prevention systems).
4. ModSecurity is installed on all of our shared servers and we update our security rules weekly, thus protecting our customers from the most common attacks.
5. We are providing easy to use and hassle-free auto-updates for WordPress core version and the plugins.
6. We strive to keep the versions of all the software that is providing database services (FTP, SMTP, IMAP/POP3, HTTP, HTTPS) up to date with the latest security patches.
7. We are constantly monitoring for vulnerabilities in the most popular applications and modules and whenever possible we develop virtual patches in the form of WAF rules (Web application firewall).
8. We ensure that users’ data is accessed only by trusted personal on request by following strict policies and we keep detailed records for such access.”

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.