The bottom line
We’re not doing anything sketchy or trying to do anything sketchy. If you use the site, post a comment on a page, send an email, sign up for a news letter – the information that gets stored or used is only for that purpose and is never something we’d sell, trade, give away, or use to manipulate an election. Basically:
- If you use the site, the servers may see the IP address of your computer. We don’t save it and have no idea what to even do with it if we did.
- If you sign up for the newsletter – you’ve entered your name (maybe) and email. We use a service called mailchimp to send the newsletter.
- If you comment on a page (looking at the 3 of you that have :), it connects to Facebook and other services that may display your facebook pic with your comment.
- If you use a form or send an email (cool, thank you!) the email has…your email address and other info in it. We won’t do anything with this info except maybe reply to the email ?
Who we are
This is the privacy statement for Jess Michaels, AuthorJessMichaels.com, and The Passionate Pen LLC
Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) signing up for the newsletter; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) making a comment on a page. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. We will never sell, trade, or share any of this information.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
AuthorJessMichaels.com does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
AuthorJessMichaels.com may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis or send you email . All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to AuthorJessMichaels.com, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
AuthorJessMichaels.com may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AuthorJessMichaels.com or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AuthorJessMichaels.com; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of AuthorJessMichaels.com, or the public.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by AuthorJessMichaels.com. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the AuthorJessMichaels.com website.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
AuthorJessMichaels.com secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Buy a Historical uses the following methods for this purpose:
– SSL Protocol
When personal information (like your email address) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
AuthorJessMichaels.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, AuthorJessMichaels.com may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, contests, confirmations, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Jess Michaels or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving communications via email from AuthorJessMichaels.com, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the unsubscribe email or sending a message to email@example.com.
What personal data the website collects and why we collect it
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.
If you send a message using a contact form – that information is emailed to Jess. She will only use the information for contact purposes and will not sell, trade, or give away any of your information.
Newsletter sign-up forms
If you subscribe to the author’s newsletter, your email address will be saved on Mailchimp’s secure servers. The author does not share her newsletter subscriber list with other authors or marketing firms. Email information collected when you subscribed to the author’s newsletter will remain on MailerLite’s server indefinitely, so that your subscription preferences (including date when you subscribed and unsubscribed, etc.) can be recorded.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
Who we share your data with
Um, we don’t share your personal data. It’s just for running the website and sending the newsletter if you’re signed up for it.
Non-personal information is shared with Google. Google Analytics tracking code is included on each page of this website to determine which pages are viewed and for how long. Data tracked by one or more of these domains include browsing behavior and traffic information such as URL, ISP, IP addresses, entry page, exit page, and other statistical, demographic or aggregated information from its visitors. This non-personal information cannot be linked to your personal data but can be used to improve this website and the information it contains. You can always change your browser configuration if you do not want to accept cookies from this site although it could result in problematic viewing of the site. Read how to clear your cookies here.
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.
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. For example, Mailchimp is our service provider for newsletter…if you’re on the newsletter, we use this service so we know who to send the newsletters
Changes to this Statement
Jess Michaels welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Jess Michaels has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Jess Michaels at:
PO BOX 10291
Prescott, Arizona 86304
Effective as of May 15, 2018