Marian Allen, Author Lady follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. As if I bother.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Marian Allen, Author Lady uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. Why? Fuck if I know. It isn’t as if I tailor my posts to trends and shit.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (duh), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Detect and deflect. Oh, and sometimes hold up to ridicule. Spam, I mean, not real folks.
SOURCE: AKISMETWe collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Note that Marian Allen, Author Lady has no access to or control over cookies that are used by third-party sites linked to in my blog posts. That’s their headache.
Third Party Privacy Policies
Another part of my priority is advocating protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Marian Allen, Author Lady does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on this website, I strongly encourage you to contact me immediately and I’ll promptly remove such information from my records. WordPress told me how.
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. In fact, find out how to go into your camera and turn that shit off anyway.
If you send me a message through my contact form, that gives me your email address. When I reply to you, that puts your email address into my address book. If you don’t want it there, let me know and I’ll belete it. YES, I SAID BELETE. That’s how I say it, which you know if you read my bliggityblog.