PERSONAL INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS
When you visit the Site, the Site automatically collects certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, it collects information about the individual web pages or articles that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. I refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
The Site collects Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally when you subscribe to my blog post update which is happening via email through the Site, the Site collects certain information from you, including your name and email address. I refer to this information as “Subscription Information.”
HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?
The collected Subscription Information is generally used to send you information about new articles on my Site (including sending an in-opt email). Additionally, I use the Subscription Information to: Communicate with you and Screen your subscription for potential risk or fraud.
The collected Device Information helps to screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimise my Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
I share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, I also use Google Analytics to help to understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, I may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that I do not alter my Site’s data collection and use practices when the Site sees a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information I hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact me through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident I note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts I might have with you (for example if you make a subscription through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
When you subscribe to my blog post update which is happening via email, I will maintain your Subscription Information for my records unless and until you ask me to delete this information.