Who we are
Lacey Dancer, Author
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
In general, we only collect a user name and email address for those who wish to receive updates from our blog posts or to make comments on our posts. In an effort to stave off spammers we require a legitimate email address to verify that you are not. Should you fill out the profile information you have the option of changing or deleting that information as you wish. We only keep this information until you unsubscribe from the emails or haven’t commented in while. For those wishing to purchase an autographed copy of our books more information on the data collected in that situation is listed below.
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.
When contacting us from the website the minimum information required is your name, email address and the subject. This information is sent directly to our email accounts and is saved for 6 months to a year for research purposes. Other than answering your questions in that contact the information will be deleted. Purchasing account information is explain further down in the text.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
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.
At this time we are not using any analytics programs.
Who we share your data with
We will not share your information with anyone. The only payment information collected is listed below under WooCommerce and only for those who are purchasing an autographed copy of my books.
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.
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. GoDaddy is our hosting service and they may track your IP-Address in order to ensure the safely of their servers.
Your contact information
Should you have any questions or concerns about your privacy on our website please send an email directly to the author at: laceydancerauthor at gmail dot com.
How we protect your data
We have purchased an SSL certificate to try and safeguard all our files on the servers that contain any of your personal data. We also use Anti-spam software to filter out spammers.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Should there be a breach of our website information we will send a notice to all subscribers.
What third parties we receive data from
At this time we don’t send any data to third-parties other than those mentioned below under WooCommerce for payment processing.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We don’t have any automated decision making and/or profiling policies or procedures at this time.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Our administrators and authors of this website do not have any Industry regulatory disclosure requirements at this time.
We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.
What we collect and store
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
- If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
Who on our team has access
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:
Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.
Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.
What we share with others
We only share information with Paypal to process your payments. We DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ANY OF YOUR FINANCIAL OR CREDIT INFORMATION. Since we ship your products ourselves we will not be sharing your shipping address with anyone but the post office.
We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example —
We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.