Who I am
This website is owned and operated by children’s author Lindsey Carmichael. The website address is: http://www.lecarmichael.ca.
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 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.
When visitors use the contact form on the site I collect the data shown in the contact form. I use this information to reply to your initial message. I will not contact you again without your consent. Your contact information will not be added to my mailing list unless you choose to sign up.
When visitors sign up for my newsletter (mailing list), I collect the data shown in the sign up form. The data is retained until you choose to unsubscribe, which you may do at any time. I administer my newsletter through MailChimp – see below for links to their privacy and cookie policies.
If you leave a comment on my 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.
Who I share your data with
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Information entered in the contact form is retained for one year, in case you request a follow up conversation.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site, 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.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This website is hosted in North America.
My contact information
If you have any questions about your information, please contact me.