Privacy Policy

Who I Am

My website address is: http://bardlessons.com.

At bardlessons.com I am dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.

I recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use bardlessons.com, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.

Bardlessons.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all its operations. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting my customers’ and online visitors’ privacy on my website.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Bardlessons.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate the site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help me respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how my users as a group use the services and resources provided on my site.
  • To improve my site.
  • To improve my products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics I think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

I may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with my site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to my site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

Children’s Privacy Protection

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. I operate my site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian provide consent to use this site. I do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

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

Bardlessons.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit my site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources I make available on my site.

Specifically, if you subscribe to my newsletter, I will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, I will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you submit content to me, I will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to me, or request to be notified when others submit content, I will require your first name and your email address.

If you purchase a product or service from me, I will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number. This information may be stored on a third-party’s servers.

Bardlessons.com also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all of your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit my site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, I will inform you by placing a notice on my site. I will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

I also collect each visitor’s IP address, which helps me combat spam and fraud. I do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

Bardlessons.com contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave my site, I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that bardlessons.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to bardlessons.com each time you return to the site. I use cookies to help me identify and track visitors, their use of my website, and their website access preferences.

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.

If you visit my login page, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of my site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse bardlessons.com‘s cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Bardlessons.com uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. I share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy .

Who I share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long I retain your data

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.

For users that register on my website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or 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.

California Consumer Privacy Act Statement

Bardlessons.com has not sold any personal information from visitors to the site in the past 12 months.

Release of Information

If I sell bardlessons.com, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in my site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through my website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Updates and Effective Date

Bardlessons.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in my cookie and privacy practices, I will indicate on my site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. I encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information I collect and how I use it.

Contact Information

For questions or issues regarding this privacy policy or other details concerning this site, send an email to: kdeanbrown@bardlessons.com .

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to bardlessons.com‘s privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: February 15, 2021

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