Who we are

Our website address is: https://bychriswilliams.com.

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.

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.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Effective Date: [7/9/2023]

This Privacy Policy describes how [https://bychriswilliams.com] (“we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, shares, and protects personal information when you visit our blogger affiliate website (bychriswilliams.com). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information. By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information We Collect: a. Personal Information: When you visit our Site, we may collect certain personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, and phone number. We collect this information only when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you sign up for our newsletter or contact us through the Site’s contact form. b. Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information automatically when you visit the Site. This may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, and information about your use of the Site. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
  2. Use of Information: a. We use personal information to respond to your inquiries, provide the services and information you request, send newsletters or promotional emails if you have opted to receive them, and improve the overall user experience on our Site. b. Non-personal information is used to analyze user trends and preferences, administer the Site, and gather demographic information for internal purposes. This information helps us understand how visitors use our Site and allows us to enhance our services.
  3. Sharing of Information: a. We may share your personal information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating the Site and providing our services. These service providers are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal information they process on our behalf. b. We may disclose personal information when required by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. c. In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
  4. Cookies and Tracking Technologies: a. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your browsing experience and collect information about how you use the Site. Cookies are small files stored on your device that help us remember and process certain information. You may choose to disable cookies through your browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of the Site.
  5. Security: a. We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
  6. Links to Third-Party Websites: a. The Site may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third-party websites or services, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties before providing any personal information.
  7. Children’s Privacy: a. The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will delete it from our records.
  8. Changes to this Privacy Policy: a. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The revised policy will be posted on this page with an updated “Effective Date.” We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about our practices.
  9. Contact Us: If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at [bychriswilliams@gmail.com].

By using our Site, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described herein.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on [7/9/2023].