I hate intrusions of privacy. I hate spam. I know you do, too. If you trust me with your information for whatever reason, I will safeguard it as I’d hope a blogger would safeguard my information, and I will never share it with anyone without your permission. And if later you want me to delete your information and forget you forever, I will if you’ll just send me an e-mail at orderedandorganized @ Gmail and ask.
If you leave a comment on this blog, you may opt-in to saving your name, e-mail address, and web site in cookies. These cookies 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 in the future you visit this blog’s log-in page (there is no reason to do so at this point), a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
If you log in (and again, there is no need to because there is no need for you to create an account at this time), cookies are also set to save log-in information and your screen display choices. Log-in cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your log-in will persist for two weeks. But if you log out of your account, the log-in cookies will be removed.
The only data collectors I have through this blog at this time are WordPress, the Jetpack plug-in (for statistics purposes) the Loginizer plug-in (for security purposes), and the Redirection plug-in (to keep error pages here to a minimum). I’m including links to those resources’ privacy policies here:
- Loginizer (link to the plug-in’s documentation)
- Redirection (link to the plug-in’s documentation)
I’ll note that I don’t have IP addresses tied to my Redirection plug-in logs because I don’t see a way that they will help my barely technology literate self.
Accounts and Comments
I’ve already said it: I don’t require a log-in to participate in any capacity on this blog at this time. Do be aware, though, that if you leave a comment on any of my blog posts, you should be aware that any information you leave–name, e-mail address, and whatever other information you decide to leave voluntarily–is public. I can delete those comments if you decide you want them deleted in the future. Send me an e-mail at orderedandorganized at Gmail with the details if you wish for me to delete your comments. I will work with you to get those deleted.
WordPress tells me I need to tell you these facts, too:
- If you upload images to the blog (that’s a big “if” because I don’t currently have this capability enabled), you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other visitors to the blog can download and extract any location data from images on the blog. (In general, turning off location data associated with your images is always a good idea.)
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely so that I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue should I choose to do that.
If ever I encourage you as a user to register on this blog, I’ll store the personal information provided in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except you apparently cannot change your user name). I can also see and edit that information.
If you at some point in the future create an account on this blog or if you leave comments at any time, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I have about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you including all your comments. I’ll do it, and I’ll do it as promptly as feasible. However, I won’t erase any data I am obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Because every WordPress blog–especially those with their own domain names–has spammers, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Even If You Don’t . . .
I do need to say this: Even if you don’t log in and never leave a comment, WordPress and the plug-ins mentioned above capture information such as your IP address, what type of device you’re using, and even what continent you’re from. This information is important not just for statistics but also for stopping attacks that are really common on blogs these days. Fortunately for you, I’m pretty technology ignorant, though, so none of this information permits me to identify you personally without some voluntary interaction from you. If you leave me comments that you’re Antonia from Padua, Italy, and I see a single IP address in my visitor logs from Italy, I can infer that the address is probably yours. So be careful what information you share, not just here but anywhere on the interwebs.
I think that’s it–for now, anyway. Got a question about your privacy on this blog? You can e-mail me at orderedandorganized at Gmail. I’ll respond within a few days.