I value your privacy and collect only the barest minimum of information to help me connect with my readers. I will only use your personal data for the reason you gave it. I will also never sell or share your personal data, unless required to by law.
What personal data I collect and why
When visitors leave comments on my site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When you submit a contact form, I ask for your name and email address. This information is used only for the purpose of responding to your query.
If you leave a comment on my 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 have an account and you log in to this site, it 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, this site 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.
This site contains outbound links. I am not responsible for the policies and practices of third-party websites.
I use Google Analytics for tracking visitor behavior. The information collected is anonymized, and includes geolocation, browser type/version, device type, and what content you read.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you submit a contact form on my website, any data you enter in the form, including name and email address, are stored securely in my website database. You may ask me to delete this information at any time.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data; however this does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Mailing list and RSS feed signups are also stored on MailChimp.
Your contact information
If you have any questions or concerns about how I handle your personal data, email me at rabia[at]rabiagale.com.