Effective date: August 15, 2019
Beth Gray (“I”, “me”, or “my”) operates the https://blackant.wordpress.com website (the “blog”).
Information Collection And Use
I may (and I take no responsibility for information that WordPress collects) collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve my blog.
Types of Data Collected
Should you choose to comment on my blog, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- website/blog page
The site may also collect information how this blog is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the blog that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze my blog.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of my blog.
Use of Data
https://blackant.wordpress.com uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the blog
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of the blog when you choose to do so (follow or commenting)
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that I can improve the blog
- To monitor the usage of the blog
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to the blog, please note that I have no idea what WordPress does with this data and whether or not it is transferred to or processed in the United States.
Disclosure Of Data
https://blackant.wordpress.com may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of https://blackant.wordpress.com
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the blog and copyright
- To protect the personal safety of users of the blog or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Let’s be honest here – it’s WordPress – this is totally farmed out to them and their provision of service. So, I employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate this Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the blog hosting on my behalf, to perform blog-related services or to assist us in analyzing how my blog is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
The analytics used here are those provided by WordPress.
Links To Other Sites
I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
My blog does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided me with Personal Data, please contact me as necessary. If I become aware that I have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, I will take steps to remove that information from this blog site.