Last updated: November 12, 2022
I value your privacy. The only information I store on my website (www.SaraJaneBailey.com) is information that you provide freely.
My site is protected by SSL which ensures that everything sent to or from my server is encrypted. In addition, I use security software to maintain my site to the best of my ability.
I also use CleanTalk to provide anti-spam services. As such, your comment information will be sent to them for the sole purpose of checking it for spam. CleanTalk works hard to keep data sent from the EU in the EU and data sent from other continents on that continent. If you are concerned with their processing of your data, I urge you not to leave comments.
To allow for discussion, you have the opportunity to post comments on my site. The information collected includes your name, email address, IP address, and your comments. If you ever wish to have your comments removed, please send me a note through my contact page and I’ll remove them.
To protect my site from spam, your information is compared with a list of known spam senders by CleanTalk. CleanTalk only stores your information for a few days to give me time to contest its decision as to whether you are a spammer or not.
The contact form on this site allows you to send me messages. Those messages (along with your email address, IP address, and your name) are processed through my site and sent to me via email. They are also stored on my site for use in case of a failure in the email system.
If you choose to sign up for my newsletter, the process collects your name, IP address (the address of your computer), and email address so that I can send you updates about what’s happening in my world. When newsletters are opened, they send a message back to my site. This helps me to design better future content. The statistics of whether you’ve opened the newsletters or not are stored on my site.
If you ever want to be removed, just click unsubscribe at the bottom of any newsletter.
If you leave a comment on this 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.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a webpage, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other sites you visit.
Website Activity Tracking
My hosting company provides me with basic data on those who access my site. The data stored in this manner is not traceable back to any individual and is deliberately generalized. It provides me with information related to the country of origin of site visitors, what browser they are using, and how long they stayed on the site.
In addition, Google and other search engines track website visitors. This is something that happens whenever you use the internet. If you do not want to be tracked, please consider using a private browser window. The information that these search engines store is not traceable to one individual and so is very generic in nature. I do not store this information, however I do occasionally look at it so that I can tell what people are searching for when they come to my site. This helps me provide more relevant content.
I’m also using Google Analytics to learn why people are visiting my site. How did you come to be here? Why are you here? Do you like me? Scary, but Google knows these things. It helps me to know, too.
A NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS
This site is hosted in the United States and owned in Canada. By providing your information to the site, you are consenting to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with this Privacy Notice. You are also consenting to the application of United States law in all matters concerning the site.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
I may occasionally update this privacy statement. When I do, I will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. I encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how I am helping to protect the personal information I collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
WANT YOUR INFORMATION REMOVED?
Please send me a note through my contact page letting me know your information that you’d like removed, and I’ll remove it from this site.