Who we are

This website is owned by Carrie Morgan and intended for businesses located in the United States. Its use is prohibited for use by children under the age of 16.

What personal data we collect and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with 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 from Gravatar 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 forms & Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, website URL and other fields you choose to fill out in a form. Saved as snippets of code on your computer, not our website, these cookies are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

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. If you log in using another account, such as your Google or Facebook account, temporary cookies may also be saved to your computer to authenticate the log-in and contain personal information you approve during that specific log-in authentication process.

When you log in, we may set up several cookies to save your login information and 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.

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 also collect anonymized data from your activity on the website for web analytics purposes. Click here to read Google’s Privacy Policy for how this data is used within Google Products, such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google My Business and Google Console.

Who we share your data with

This site uses third-party software to manage portions of its data, such as Hubspot and MailChimp. That data is not shared with outside partners or vendors, and is used to promote blog content and digital marketing services related to this site. All forms have a privacy policy link provided on the form and any subsequent emails resulting from that form submittal.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or fill out a form, the data and its metadata are retained indefinitely. For users that register on our website or fill out a form, we also store the personal information provided indefinately. 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, and anonymized data that can’t be identified as belonging to you.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.