PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

OVERVIEW

Roenning.net is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for roenning.net, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • The policy on sharing this information
  • How I protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY

I take your privacy very seriously.

Roenning.net does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send me an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private. I will store this information within my own email system so that I’m able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in the website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help  improve your experience when browsing.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please read the guide “What are cookies?”.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION I GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

The cookies I use are detailed below:

Cookie Type Duration Description
Blog/Post Comments Persistent 1 year If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).
Cookie Header Persistent 1 year In the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google Analytics To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPress Persistent 1 year WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

 

To find out how to delete cookies, please read the guide “How to delete cookies”.

HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED

If you have chosen to share it with me, I use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you my newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

I may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell me that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, I would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

MY DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION

I do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

EMAIL OPT-OUT

Just like you, I hate spam. I do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of my email newsletters.

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on my website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact me and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from the databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from the databases in response to your requests that it be removed. I will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time I may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information I gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using Roenning.net’s website and services, and contact me if you would like any information removed.

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