PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: 06/11/2018

SECTION 1: WHO WE ARE

Our website address is https://katieandraski.com. Privacy information is controlled by Katie Andraski.

SECTION 2: 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 to help prevent spam.

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

CONTACT FORMS

To assist with sending you requested information, we use Mailerlite to collect and store your email address. You may opt out of the collection of your data by:

  1. unsubscribing (we will remove your data) and
  2. contacting them using the instructions on their privacy policy: https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. youtube, Pinterest, wordpress.org, 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 into that website.

ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example, the URL of the page, time of day, the device used, etc. The information that we collect anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).

See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data: Data privacy and security.

Google Advertising features we use include:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data for advertising purposes, including the collection of data via advertising cookies and identifiers

We use this data internally for market analysis along with product and campaign development.

If you wish for us not to collect this data, please follow this link: Disable Google Analytics

SECTION 3: WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

The data collected may be shared with:

  • service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including, but not limited to, application development, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, payment processing, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements;
  • Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the Services;
  • Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared;
  • Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us;
  • Merchants and payment processors;
  • and third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence

We do this to:

  • comply with legal process;
  • respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence;
  • enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements;
  • protect our operations;
  • protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others;
  • and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

SECTION 4: HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained for one year. 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.

Analytics data is retained Indefinitely.

Contact forms are held for one year.

SECTION 5: 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.

SECTION 6: WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

USERS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE

Our Services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent, please contact us at Katie@Katieandraski.com.

By using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

NOTICE AND CHOICE

  1. The types of Personal Data we collect and why we collect it, are described in Section 2 of this Privacy Policy.
  2. See section 5 to remove your data from this site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

English Department, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115