Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.kmsmithwrites.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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

Contact Form

We use Contact Form 7 (https://contactform7.com) for our Contact Form. We collect a name and email address in order to respond to inquiries. This information is emailed directly to the owner of the site and is retained indefinitely. It is only shared with authorized representatives of KM Smith Writes in order to provide services to our clients. You can request for this information to be exported or deleted.

Newsletter Sign-up Form

We use MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com) for our Newsletter Sign-up Form. We collect an email address when the form is used to send updates about events or news to these subscribers. This information is stored indefinitely. You may request for this information to be exported or deleted, and you may unsubscribe using the link below the form on this site or within the email labeled Unsubscribe.

Cookies

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 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics (https://analytics.google.com), Monster Insights (https://monsterinsights.com), and similar tools to track anonymous usage of this website. You can prevent the collection of your data in Google Analytics by installing the following browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Who we share your data with

KM Smith Writes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, KM Smith Writes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request.

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.

Information submitted through our Contact Form or Newsletter Sign-up Form is retained indefinitely unless the user requests for it to be deleted.

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 data may be sent via email to employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to provide services available on our website.

Contact information

For questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email.

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