Who I am:
My name is Laurie M. Rauch and my site address is:
This document outlines the personal data collected by this site and why it is collected.
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.
The Contact Form 7 plugin is used to allow visitors to contact me. Additional plugins have been added to add any submissions to the site’s database and to be able to forward the submission through Zapier. The submission will only be sent to a service I own and maintain and will at no time be shared with anyone else.
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
By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. That said, the following tools may be used at some point:
How long we retain your data
Any data collected on this site, either through comments, contact forms, or newsletter sign ups, will be kept indefinitely. However, it will be kept in a secure app and will not be shared with anyone other than the people involved in the running of this site at any time.
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. At this time, registration is not available on the site.
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
All collected data will remain in North America, unless it is sent via one of the apps mentioned above through another continent.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You can reach Laurie directly at laurie @ this domain or the administrators of the site at hey @ this domain.