Privacy Policy

My website address is: https://retiredintrovert.com.  I can be reached at retiredintrovert@gmail.com with any questions, comments or complaints.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

When you subscribe to receive emails from me, I only collect your name and email address.  I only use your email address to notify you when a new post has been published and your name is only used to add personalization to these emails.  If I choose to use your email address for other purposes, I will notify you and I will update this policy with that change.

You have the option to unsubscribe to emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link in any email you receive.  However, your data will remain on my site unless you notify me and request that I permanently remove it.

Reports are created when emails notifying you of new posts are sent.  From these reports, I can see who has read each email.  This data is kept indefinitely.

When I conduct polls or surveys, IP addresses are collected but your identity is not.

Comments

When you leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your 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.  As a visitor to the website, you can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When contact forms are submitted, I collect your name, email address, and your comment.  I keep contact form submissions no longer than one month and typically delete them as soon as they’re processed.  I do not use any of this information for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to save 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

I use the Analitify plugin to display data about your interactions within my site as collected through Google Analytics.  This data captures numbers of users, new vs. returning users, which pages are viewed, how long you are on my site, how you got to my site, your location (country, city) the type of device you use, and the operating system used.  Note, this data does not include any personal information about you.  For instance, if I know my site had 10 visitors today, I don’t know who you are.

I also use Google Analytics itself to view the same type of data plus more.  In addition to what I see through Analityfy, I can see what times of the day most of you access my site, as an example.  Again, I cannot see who specifically this data applies to.

Google provides detailed explanations on how they use data on privacy.google.com and in their Privacy Policy. They also provide transparency to users on what data Google saves about them in My Account, where users can view and manage their data, privacy, and security settings.

My web hosting account (GoDaddy.com) does not capture any analytics data for my site.

Who I share your data with

I don’t share the data I collect from you with any third party.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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.  Note:  at this time, no one can register as a user on my site.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on my site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information

I can be contacted at retiredintrovert@gmail.com or through the Contact Me page on this site.

How I protect your data

Through GoDaddy, my web host, I have the standard SSL certificate to protect my site.  This is renewed annually.