Who I am
My website address is: https://www.scarlettebooks.com.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
When 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 use the contact form, I collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to respond to any queries which you may have, and secondly to track patterns of use from malicious users and bots.
If you leave a comment on this 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.
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.
I use Google and Facebook analytics to track visits to my site so I can see where visitors may be coming from and to direct any advertising I may choose to do in the future. I do not receive any personally identifying data from this, just aggregate data.
Google provides a browser plugin that allows you to opt out of Google Analytics. It’s more difficult to avoid Facebook tracking, but Firefox has a Facebook Container extension that isolates Facebook activity to one browser tab.
Who we share your data with
I do not share your data with anyone other than as listed in this document.
How long your data is retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site or used the contact form, 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. Contact me at email@example.com to request either of these.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.