Privacy Policy

Who I am

This website is owned and operated by children’s author Lindsey Carmichael. The website address is: https://www.lecarmichael.ca.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

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.

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.

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

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.

Newsletter/Mailing List

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.

Cookies

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.

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.

Who I share your data with

If you have consented to receive my newsletter, your information has been shared with MailChimp, which I use to administer my mail outs. Their privacy policy is here and their cookie policy is here. You may unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time.

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.