joseph-dickson.com serves as the professional blog and website of Joseph Dickson.
By visiting this site you agree to the policies described below.
If you don’t have an account and don’t leave a comment
No data whatsoever is collected by this website.
However, this website uses the Twenty Seventeen theme by WordPress.org and while I have taken efforts to remove references to third party servers for Google Fonts and Gravatar they could potentially be reactivated by a future update.
What personal data I collect and when and why I collect it
When and if visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, it 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, it 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.
Who I share your data with and how long it is retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so it can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on this website (if any), the website also stores 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 email to request to receive an exported file of the personal data I 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 I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service provided by Automattic.