Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://thebrainlady.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

Comments can be placed to any of our blog posts.  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.

NOTE: We do not have anyplace to upload media to our website with the possible exception of comments to a blog post and all comments must be approved prior to listing.  We typically will not permit any media to be included in a comment.

Contact forms

When signing up for our Ezine newsletter, we only collect your name, email address, location (State or Country) and how you learned about us.   No other personal information is ever collected.

Cookies

If you leave a comment about a blog 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: There is no ability for visitors to thebrainlady.com to create their own account.

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

The only analytics used by thebrainlady.com is that of visits and clicks to determine engagement.  No personal data collected by the site is ever subject to analysis other than for selective mailings by location or origin.

Who we share your data with

Any data we have collected is never shared by us with anyone and is only used for providing our newsletters to those who have signed up for it.

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.

NOTE: There is no facility registration of users to our website.

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.

Your contact information

The only contact information we retain is your email address, name, location (State or Country), and “how you learned about us” as provided for receiving our Ezine newsletter.  This data is stored with our email hosting provider.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All data is under the security provided by GoDaddy.com hosting services and our email service provider and is never transported beyond those environments.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As provided by GoDadd.com hosting services and our email hosting provider, OneShoppingCart.com.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data about your from third parties.

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

We do not employ any automated decision making or profiling services.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

TheBrainLady.com is not subject to any Industry Regulatory Agency