PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

Peggy Clark is a website and personal blog whose address is authorpeggyclark.com.

This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions from third parties at this time. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. I do have a financial interest in the following that is relevant to my blogging, that being books published by me.

Your privacy is important. This Policy informs you how this Site collects, uses and shares the personally identifiable information obtained from and about you. This Policy applies only to information collected on this Site and not to information collected offline. This site and its author are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any web site not operated by same to which this Site links or that links to this Site.

By using this Site, you express your consent for your personal data to be treated pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Policy. You are encouraged to review this Policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes or updates. Your continued use of this Site following any revisions to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the revisions. Please read this statement carefully.

This Site owner uses return email addresses to answer the email it receives.

Contact and Comment Forms

Our email contact forms, message/comment forms, and blog subscription forms collect an email address, name and/or message. We will collect this personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Email addresses are not shared with others. Information collected from contact forms and site registration/blog subscription is used for contact and site usage only and not shared or sold to 3rd parties.

Exceptions are if we are legally required to share the information, when access to the information is needed for technical support, to professional third-party service providers necessary to deliver the services you expressly request, or if this site is sold (all information would transfer to the new owner). Our websites are hosted by Siteground which has their own privacy policy:  https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm.  This site also uses Mail Chimp to maintain mailing lists at the request of site participants. Please see their privacy policy.

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.

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.

Occasionally, this site may conduct contests. Information given voluntarily by visitors may include name, phone number, postal address, email address, and/or age group. Age is used to verify eligibility. Other information is used for contest prize fulfillment, which occasionally may be completed by outside companies (in which case only the winner’s relevant information would be shared with the company providing prize fulfillment).

We do not link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will offer you the means to opt-out of this new purpose.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY POLICY (COPPA)

This website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and children under the age of 13 should not use any of these Services. We do not knowingly collect or maintain any information from anyone under 13 years of age. This website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

THIRD PARTIES

Books or products you purchase from links or third parties (e.g., WestBow Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) have different policies: consult the respective privacy policies of these parties for more detailed information on their practices and for instructions regarding how to opt-out of certain practices. This Site (Peggy Clark) cannot control the activities of any third parties or websites.  Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

COOKIES

Authorpeggyclark.com uses cookies. By visiting this website, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. You can learn more about/disable cookies at https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic, searches and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

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.

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

Third party WordPress plugins (to add Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., social bookmarks, etc.) may also place cookies on your computer to facilitate placing such bookmarks – we don’t have control over the placement of such cookies or access to any aggregate information derived from such cookies. No third parties have access to any personal information which you may voluntarily supply when registering or posting a comment. Additionally, if you click on a link, a cookie may be placed on your computer by the retailer, website, or network to identify this website as the source of the referral. We don’t have control over whether such cookies are placed, the content or information contained in such cookies, or access to any information that may be gathered by any such cookies.

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 possibly download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

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.

Policy updated on May 25, 2018.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

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