*Coskrey Biz Privacy Statement
as Applied to a WordPress Site
*Statements below by Coskrey Biz (CB) are in italics. The non-italicized text was provided by WordPress. Be sure to read the statements at the bottom of the page.
Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments for a WordPress Blog Site
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we 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, we 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.
CB: I assume that WordPress controls this. If not, ask me to remove your data.
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.
CB: Coskrey Biz and some authors have monetized their pages and blog posts with affiliate ads as well as book and product sales links. These collect cookies from the link originator according to the policy of that originator’s site.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, affiliate ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
CB: If you link to a site using an affiliate ad, the cookies that are placed by the owner of the advertisement and any tracking done by the advertiser’s site will be according to the policies of that merchant. Allowing these cookies affords some payment to the site author that placed the affiliate ad on his/her post and page.
CB: Valerie has placed affiliate links to 1and1 Ionos, the website provider for this site, in various places on this site. Also, there are links back to WordPress and the WordPress theme in use in various places on this site. Using the 1and1 Ionos link to purchase web hosting or email products will afford a payment to Valerie. No such payment is given by WordPress.
Who we share your data with
How long we 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. CB: Comments about books may be used for marketing a book and could be used in testimonials on the home page, a book sales page, and on the author’s page.
For users that register on our website (if any), we 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 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 we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
CB: Valerie Coskrey is the administrator of this site. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
CB: This website/blog is hosted by 1and1 Ionos. The servers are protected according to the ionos.com strategies. The company has a stellar reputation. (Some authors will have personal blogs or websites to which the author page will be linked.)
What third parties we receive data from
CB: Ionos, our website host, will provide data, as will Google analytics, to inform us of the success of the site. This data will be shared by the administrator(s) with the authors. Specific publishers could also provide and receive data. (A commenter’s personal data will only be shared beyond the site with permission, although the comment might be shared openly.)
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
CB: Book sales and product sales on this site can be done through PayPal, Amazon, or other shopping cart and payment provider. Look for the sales buttons, icons, etc. The privacy policies of these agencies will apply accordingly.
CB: Each author is responsible for the affiliate ads, book and product sales, links to outside blogs and websites that he/she posts.