Who we are
Our website address is: https://kirstenmcneill.com.
What personal data we collect 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 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.
When you contact us via a contact form, we use the information you send us to answer any questions you may have. We will contact you via the methods you provide for the express purpose that you have yourself indicated. For example, if you contact us for a project quote, we will respond with that quote and perhaps questions related to your enquiry. We do not sell your contact information to third-party companies or organizations. We only share your contact information:
- With your permission
- As required by law
- With people who need it to fulfil a request you have made, such as undertaking a project or creating a quote
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell any website data to third-parties. We do not share your personably idenitfiable data with any third-party companies or organizations, except:
- if compelled to do so by law
- in order to complete a request you have made of us, such as undertaking a writing project that requires a third party to complete
- with your permission
We may share the results of our Analytics Reports and similar data (i.e., non-personably identifiable information) with our partners as needed in efforts to improve our website performance.
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
We do not share your contact information with any third-party companies or organizations.
How we protect your data
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We use security software to help prevent data breaches.
Contact for more information
If you have any questions about how we collect, store, protect, and use your data, please contact us.