Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.alyssa-alexander.com.

Alyssa Alexander Romance LLC (AAR LLC) is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. Should AAR LLC ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Alyssa Alexander will never, ever, ever sell, lease, distribute, or provide your information to third parties. She personally hates that.

If you have any questions about how your data is used or stored, please contact Alyssa Alexander as follows:

Alyssa Alexander Romance LLC
PO Box 4391
East Lansing, MI  48826

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The personal information collected may include:

  • your email address
  • first and last name, if you provide it
  • when you visit the website, the site use cookies to improve your experience and personalize the service you receive. See the cookies policy below for more information.

How do we collect your personal information?

We collect personal information that you may provide, including when you:

  • sign up for the newsletter;
  • subscribe to the blog;
  • request follow up to blog comments;
  • send a message through the contact form.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Information received through contact forms are maintained as part of WordPress services on this site, and may be maintained through email programs. 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.

Cookies

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.

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.

NOTE: These settings are contained within WordPress, the website service used to create this site. Alyssa Alexander doesn’t even know how to collect, set, or access the cookies. She’s just not techie that way!

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

AAR LLC collects information about the services you use and how you use them through WordPress/Jetpack analytics and Google Analytics:

  • When you visit the website, including through the use of cookies. See the cookies policy for more information;
  • When you view and interact with the emails and content.

Note that the majority of this information is anonymous, and no personal information such as race, gender, physical address or other personal information is gathered unless you provide it. The analytics information is governed by the settings of your browser, and you may modify those settings at any time through your browser.

Who we share your data with

No one. Alyssa hates that. AAR LLC will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to any third parties or external organizations.

You can unsubscribe from the blog, comments or newsletter at any time by unsubscribing at the bottom of the newsletter or a blog post received via email. You can also email or contact AAR LLC at the contact information above.

You may also contact AAR LLC at any time about what personal data is held (if any), request changes to that data, request the data be deleted, or express any concerns you may have.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any collected data is maintained by WordPress, Mailchimp, Google, etc., and accordingly, is protected through those secured service providers. Any information exported and maintained locally is protected by firewalls and security programs to the best of AAR LLC’s ability.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a known breach, every effort will be made to notify you via within seven (7) business days.

What third parties we receive data from

Data is received through WordPress, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics, to the extent it is provided by you.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Nothing, except note through Google Analytics the pages viewed and clicked links, to determine whether the website provides visitors with the information they are seeking. However, that data is anonymous, and is maintained through Google Analytics.

 

Age Restrictions

This website and the newsletter are aimed at adults. AAR LLC does not knowingly collect any personal data relating to children under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide any of your personal data, including your email address.

 

Changes to the privacy policy

AAR LLC may be required to update the terms of this policy from time to time. Please check this page periodically to ensure you are familiar with its content. This privacy policy was last updated on May 24, 2018.