Privacy Statement

joseph-dickson.com serves as the professional blog and website of Joseph Dickson.

By visiting this site you agree to the policies described below.

What personal data I collect and when and why I collect it

Comments

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.

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.

Cookies

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

https://stripe.com/legalArticles 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

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.

This site uses Koko Analytics for to track non-personal traffic statistics.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have left public comments or used the Tip Jar you may email me to request to have that data deleted.

Where I send your comments

Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service provided by Automattic and is subject to their policies.

Tipping Policy

All tips are voluntary and final. No refunds will be provided for any reason whatsoever.

Email addresses provided during a transaction will be used solely for the Tip Jar and no other purpose. I will not generate a mailing list or provide email addresses to a third party beyond the transaction process.

However, note that my Tip Jar uses Stripe to process transactions and their policies apply to your tip as well.