Who am I
My website address is: http://ilsemul.com. This is my personal author site. I post here myself and, at some point in the future, I might allow an additional admin to post here as well.
What personal data the site collects and why it is collected
Various information is collected on this site, each with its own unique purpose.
This site uses Akismet anti-spam service in the comment forms. When visitors leave comments on the site the following data is collected:
- data shown in the comments form
- your IP address
- user agent
- your browser agent string
- Site URL
- information directly provided by you such as your name, email address, website address and the comment itself
This is all to help with spam detection.
Visitors to the site are not allowed to upload any media.
Any information submitted through any contact form will be used to answer your questions or to send you newsletters to which you have subscribed. The following data can be collected in the forms:
- your first name
- your last name
- your email address
- your website address (if you give it)
- comments submitted in the form.
This information is private and will NOT be send, in any form, to a third party without your explicit approval. I will keep your submitted form indefinitely, unless it is spam.
If you leave a comment on our 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.
To get access to the Members Only area, you receive a password in my Newsletter. When you use it, it is stored in a cookie.
Patreon features in this website
In order to enable you to use this website with my Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.
These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first and last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of the campaign you joined at Patreon and that campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.
If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.
My newsletter is handled through Mailchimp. Your subscription information is sent through their servers directly. Your subscription information is stored on their servers.
Your subscription information will not be shared with third parties.
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
None of your information is shared with third parties besides what is described above.
How long is your data retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Contact form data is retained indefinitely unless it is spam. Will be removed immediately.
What rights you have over your data
If you have have left comments, 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.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you have any questions or comments regarding privacy, please use the contact form.
How I protect your data
This site is protected through various means to protect all data, including your personal data. This includes, but is not limited to security programs that run directly on the server, as well as security programs that run in this site.
Information that gets sent to me in the email is protected by several security programs I personally use.