What Personal Data Do I Collect From You?
Personal data is information that can be used to identify you such as your name, IP address, and email address. I only collect personal data from you via:
Contact form submission: Your name and email address.
I collect the information above for the following purposes.
Contact form submission: To reply to your message you send me.
What Legal Basis Do I Have for Collecting and Processing Your Information?
Websites must have a legal basis for collecting information from individuals located in the European Union. My legal basis for the way I collect information from you is as follows. Please note where consent forms the basis, you can withdraw consent at any time by contacting me.
Contact form submission: You consent to submitting the contact form. I have an allowed legitimate interest in providing a response to your questions and need to use your data to do so. I will not use the data for other purposes.
“Legitimate interests” for processing your personal information exist where you submit the information with an expectation that it will be processed and there is no undue impact on you. If you disagree or have questions, please contact me and I will cease the processing of your data under this legal basis.
Who Has Access To The Data I Collect?
I am the only person who has access to the data I collect.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to track particular aspects of your activity online to help me learn certain things about my website. This page describes what information they gather, how I use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ particular elements of the site’s functionality.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this) or by manually selecting which cookies you prefer on the pop-up that appears when you first visit the site. You can also opt out of tracking by many companies using cookies via the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out.
The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. It helps me understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit on the site. Understand that this is aggregate data and is not personally identifiable.
I also use a few social media buttons and plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit will set cookies through my site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
How Long Do I Keep Your Data?
I keep your personal data from a contact form submission for as long as it takes you and me to finish our email messaging conversation after you submit the form.
If you leave a comment on a post, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely for as long as this site is online. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If a legal claim arises involving your data, I will store and disclose that data until the matter has resolved.
Your Right To Ask For Corrections, Erasure, And Export Of Your Data
You have the right to control your personal data. Specifically, you have the following rights:
- The right to be informed: I am informing you now with this policy.
- The right of access: I’ll provide you with the data I have about you.
- The right to rectification: Request I fix incorrect data about you.
- The right to erasure: Request I erase certain data about you.
- The right to restrict processing: Ask me to restrict certain types of processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability: Ask me to provide your personal data I have for export.
- The right to object: Object to how I use your data.
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling: I don’t profile you, but keep in mind you have this right with other sites.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact me with your request. John Tyler Williamson will be viewed as the controller and processor of data collected.
Web traffic to this website is encrypted, and data I collect is encrypted at rest.
Your Right To Withdraw Consent
Although this is mentioned above, we want to emphasize that wherever we’ve asked for your consent to collect or process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you receive email messages from us, you can use the “unsubscribe” link in each message to withdraw consent and stop the mailings. Alternatively, you can contact us with your request.
Do I Transfer Your Data To Third Countries?
No. I am located in the United States. Your data is collected and held here.
Privacy Concerns, Contacting Me, Complaints.
You can contact me via the contact form here with your request with any questions or requests you have about these policies or your personal data. If, after contacting me, you feel a privacy issue has not be resolved, you have the right to file a complaint with a Supervisory Authority such as the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland.
For My Friends Located in California
A. Do Not Track Signals.
Pursuant to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, I hereby disclose that I do not currently honor “do not track” signals issued by browsers or other third party sources.
B. California Eraser Law.
If you are an individual under 18 and have provided personal information or content to me in some manner, you have the right to request the deletion of that information pursuant to the “California Eraser Law.” Contact me to make such a request.
For All My Valued Friends Regardless of Location
B. Legal Disclosures of Personal Information.
I may process, store, and disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on me, (2) protect and defend my rights or property or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the site.
C. DMCA Disclosures
I comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. As part of the compliance process, I may be required to disclose whatever information I have for you to a copyright holder who has submitted a complaint to me.
D. Public Comments.
You may leave comments on posts. Please remember that any information you provide is not private. The information can be viewed by anyone online including family, friends, the media, investigators, and potential employers conducting background checks.
E. Third Party Websites.
I sometimes link to other sites, but please keep in mind that I do not control the privacy policies of those sites. Make sure to review the policies of any such sites before providing your personal information.
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.