At Author Indie we are committed to providing you with a safe, fun, and informative website, without the worry of your personal information being used inappropriately. While you are viewing Author Indie some information will be gathered about you. This information, which is normal and typical of most websites, is for the benefit of visitors and helps us to know how many of you come and how we can give you the best service.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
In general, users are not able to upload images or other media files to this website. However, if you do 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 complete a contact form, we collect the information you provide. We only retain that information—including your email address—for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us. Email addresses provided are only used to reply to you. We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.
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.
We use automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website, and any communications between your computer and this site. We collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.
We collect this data for statistical purposes to improve our Website for visitors. We don’t collect personal information.
Who we share your data with
We don’t sell or share your data with anyone. We do use third party email providers to store your email address if you supplied it willingly.
What we collect and store
When you give us your email address, we may use it to:
Send you information, products or request information we may need to be able to respond to an enquiry you make.
We store information about you for as long as you need us to or until you instruct us otherwise.
We will also store comments you may make on our website.
Any additional information added in your WordPress User Profile can also be visible to the administrator(s).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, 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.
Contact for information
For questions regarding your data and how we use it, or if you would like an extract of your personal information stored on our website or wish to request that we delete all of your information stored on our website. please email us.