Privacy: We Do Nothing With Your Info

Check out our privacy policy. We do nothing with your info. 

 

Who we are

Our website address is: https://richbrown.io.

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

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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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

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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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file 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.

Your contact information

Rich Brown
rich@richbrown.io

Additional information

How we protect your data

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What data breach procedures we have in place

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What third parties we receive data from

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

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Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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Copyright Information
The contents of this site are protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. All content, writings, images, and photographs contained within this site are copyrighted and may not be reproduced, distributed, retransmitted, modified, publicly displayed, or publicly performed without the express permission of Rich Brown or the original copyright owner. Certain materials on this site may be used under license and also may not be reproduced, distributed, retransmitted, modified, publicly displayed, or publicly performed without the express permission of the copyright owner. Linking to images, content or this site is allowed as long as proper credit is given to the original copyright owner and there is no modification of or misrepresentation of content.

Privacy Information
By visiting any page within this website you agree, without limitation or qualification, to terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. External sites linked to this site may have dissimilar privacy policies and are not governed by these terms. My goal is to provide visitors with the information most useful to them however I have an additional obligation to provide any customers with a marketing tool. To help me achieve these objectives I may collect data on both my users and customers.

Information I May Collect
An important distinction must be made between my users and customers. The term “customers” refers to those individuals who have any paid marketing, advertisements, or enhanced content. “Users” include all other visitors to this site. This site automatically collects IP addresses and aggregates information on what web pages my visitors use, the frequency and length of their visits, referral data (e.g. the internet address of the last web page visited by a user before proceeding to this site), and other general information that may be used to evaluate and improve my web site. I collect no personally identifiable information from anyone except paying customers, users who voluntarily register to use features or services I provide, and users who choose to initiate contact with me. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address, phone number, web address, etc.

If you choose to communicate with me over the internet, I may request that you provide personally identifiable information necessary for me to process your request for information, respond to your questions, or deliver a product or service. The information you send me via email or through one of my internet services requiring an ID and password may be shared with my employees who require this information to respond to your request and as permitted by law. I may retain this information as deemed necessary.

Where I Store This Information
PII submitted to this site for the purposes of registration or listing editing may be stored temporarily in a “session” on my server until you elect to permanently save it in my secure database. The temporary information will be destroyed when you close your browser and, in many cases, earlier. this site also uses “cookies”, which are small files stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, for storing general information about you that would not be considered personally identifiable information such as preferences, IP addresses, and other data that may help improve my services to my users without compromising security. You may always choose not to accept cookies by reconfiguring your browser to refuse cookies automatically or prompt you before accepting them. Note that some of this site’s services may be unavailable to you if you refuse to accept cookies.

How I May Use This Information
Information collected when you respond to surveys and promotions on my web site will be used in my continuous quality improvement process to improve my information and services. I may inform you of new products and services from this site or my affiliates based on the information you provide me. Information collected when you seek technical or billing support for this site is used only to the extent necessary to resolve your issue. All other information you submit or that which is automatically collected by this site is for internal use only, with the notable exception of that data provided by paying customers for display in my public listings.

Email Privacy
For additional privacy and to help curb spam, contact email addresses of any registered customers may be hidden from my users. As with any electronic means of communication, there exists a possibility that emails may be intercepted, forwarded, or altered without authorization or detection. This site can not and does not guarantee the confidentiality of internet communications although there is no evidence to suggest that current security measures are insufficient.