This page is used to inform website visitors about the policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information if anyone decides to use the D. A. Howe website (also known in this policy as the Service’).
What This Privacy Notice Covers
https://dahowe.com is the website of author D. A. Howe.
Information Collected from Visitors
Information is collected when visitors provide their information directly to the site (excluding the collection by the sites named in the section “Third Party Services Used by the D. A. Howe Website” which have their own specific privacy and data policies).
The information is collected when visitors type in text field on the site, like a comment field or a sign-up form. Visitors may also provide information via a subscription form provided by a third party.
Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information to the site:
- Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribes, the sign-up information requested by the site (which typically includes an email address and name) is collected.
- Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on the site, the comment, and other information provided by the visitor, such as the name and email address, are collected.
- Crowdsignal Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or other type of survey, the information required for a poll/quiz/survey response, such as an e-mail address, is collected.
- Other Information Entered on the Site: Other information from a visitor on the site may also be collected. For example, information entered in a contact submission form, a search query, or site registration.
How Visitor Information is Used
Visitor information is used to provide:
- Newsletters to subscribers that contains information about upcoming book releases, news and updates, links to free stories, and notification of posts from D. A. Howe.
- Provide links to enable the download of books, and stories.
- Update Followers about a new or updated blog post.
- Provide information about books released on book distribution sites. For example, Apple or Amazon.
How Visitor Information is Shared
Information collected about a visitor is shared in the following limited circumstances:
- Third Party Vendors: Site visitor information may be shared with third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services. Vendors have their own privacy policies and terms, which are shared on their sites.
- Legal Requests: Site visitor information may be disclosed in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
- To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: Site visitor information may be disclosed in good faith if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Automattic, our Users, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
- Information Shared Publicly: Information that visitors choose to make public is disclosed publicly. That means information like visitor comments and “likes” are all available to others, including information about the visitor that is displayed in connection with a comment or “like” (such as a visitor’s WordPress.com username and Gravatar). Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.
How Long Visitor Information is Kept
If a visitor unsubscribes from the newsletter, or unfollows the blog, this information is not kept by dahowe.com. Comments can be removed by the visitor.
Third Party Services Used by the D. A. Howe Website
This site employs third-party companies and individuals for the following reasons:
- To facilitate the Service;
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
Visitors should understand that that these third parties have access to their Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
Other Tools (Including Cookies)
Ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about visitors’ use of a Site and across other websites and online services, such as a visitor’s IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by those companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to visitor interests. For more information about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org, and for more information on interest-based ads, including information about how visitors may be able to opt out of having their web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit aboutads.info/choices (US based) and youronlinechoices.eu (EU based).
Links to Other Sites
dahowe.com may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.
This site, and associated third party services do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided this site with personal information, please contact us so that the necessary actions can be undertaken to remove the information.
Right to Update or Remove Your Information
You have the right to update or remove your information at any time from https://dahowe.com. However, this site can only manage information from visitors that were entered directly by the visitor. If you would like to change your email address and/or name in the newsletter or as part of following the blog, it is suggested you follow the third party’s advice on these changes. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter and re-subscribe, or unfollow the blog, and follow it again at a later date. Information that is collected by the third parties, such as web server logs and IP addresses, cannot be accessed or updated by us.