WHO WE ARE
Ethan Day is the author, owner and manager of ethanday.com.
DATA COLLECTION, SHARING, AND STORAGE
We also use several resources on our site that collection data. These resources are:
Automattic: the company responsible for WordPress, the content management system we use for this site design.
WordFence: for site security and scanning
Collected data can be held for the life of the website and/or business (whichever is later), unless you request otherwise. At your request, we will delete / destroy your personal data in all formats.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
Defiant is the company behind Wordfence. Wordfence is used on this site for security and scanning. The plug-in currently sets three cookies. Details regarding which are applicable to a user’s visit are listed. The following is a copy/paste of information provided by Defiant regarding their Wordfence product cookies.
What it does: This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded. Who gets this cookie: This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress. How this cookie helps: This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.
What it does: This cookie is used to notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. Who gets this cookie: This is only set for administrators. How this cookie helps: This cookie helps site owners know whether there has been an admin login from a new device or location.
What it does: Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking. Who gets this cookie: When a hidden URL defined by the site admin is visited, this cookie is set to verify the user can access the site from a country restricted through country blocking. This will be set for anyone who knows the URL that allows bypass of standard country blocking. This cookie is not set for anyone who does not know the hidden URL to bypass country blocking. How this cookie helps: This cookie gives site owners a way to allow certain users from blocked countries, even though their country has been blocked.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use the information we collect in the following ways:
• To respond to comments on blog posts
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature or update.
• To follow up after initial contact
• To maintain site security
• To improve the services we provide and overall website traffic information
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Data collected by third parties is managed by their respective privacy policies (as listed above). The data collected via the websites is stored securely through WordPress and can only accessed via a password-protected user account. This stored data is never downloaded to a local laptop or other device. Comment notifications are received by the site owner via email, and are stored locally on a password-protected laptop.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS (text links or graphic/badge links)
Occasionally, we may include links to other websites via a link or badge which the visitor clicks then leaves our site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. We seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites and will promptly remove them should they pose a risk to our visitors.
You have the right to access your personal data held by the site owner, to know how we use it, and to update or correct your personal data. This policy should help make that clear, but specific questions are always welcome. You also have the right to request that we delete all personal data.
All inquiries and requests relating to your personal data can be directed to Ethan Day at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests and respond to such messages in a timely manner.
May 24, 2018