Who I am
This is the website for author Karen Ranney. My website address is: https://karenranney.com.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
I do not use any information from the comments with the exclusion of your email address to contact you if you’ve won a drawing.
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.
If you leave a comment on my 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.
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 I share your data with
I don’t share your data with anyone. In other words, no third-party vendors or companies. I don’t use your data to sign you up for anything or retain the information for any purpose other than the following comment metadata.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to the website. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I currently utilize two separate spam detection services.
My contact information
If you have any concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How I protect your data
My hosting service is security conscious plus I also offer two factor authentication if you sign up for my newsletter.
What data breach procedures I have in place
Because my hosting service is security conscious I receive reports from them in the case of any data breaches. I have not experienced any data breaches in the past five years.
What third parties I receive data from
I receive no third party information.