Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://fictionupdates.troylambertwrites.com. We are fiction authors who lie for a living, except in privacy policies.

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.

However, since most of you are not allowed to upload images to the site in the first place, don’t worry too much about it.

Contact forms

All contact forms on this site comply with GDPR and all other regulations.

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 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.

If you have other kinds of cookies to share, please send them to us. Don’t send milk in the mail. It spoils. Trust us.

There are certain cookies that are a lie, though. Like Thin Mints. They don’t make you thin at all.

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 standard Google analytics and those offered by WordPress. All information is anonymized.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anyone for any reason. This includes cookies. Even if you send us cookies. We don’t share that kind either.

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.

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. Other than that we don’t send it anywhere. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Your contact information

Your contact information is not shared anywhere with anyone. Ever.

Additional information

This is the space where lawyers add stuff you can hardly understand even if you read it. We are not lawyers.

How we protect your data

We secure your data in compliance with all legal obligations. We don’t download your data, but we have a large friend named Biff who guards our file cabinet, just in case you sent us something important.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there is ever a data breach, we will inform those affected as per our legal duty, and we will also send Biff’s brother Bill after the offending hackers. If we sent Biff, who would guard the file cabinet?

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