Privacy Policy

Who I am

My name is Courtney Engbrecht, and I write novels under the pseudonym “CJ Embers”. My website address is: http://cjembers.com. My contact email is:

contact@cjembers.com

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

I collect personal information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and names. This information is collected for customer service purposes.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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

If you send an email through the contact form on my website, I collect data such as email addresses, IP addresses, and names. This data is not used for marketing purposes and will not be sold.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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 my login page, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies will also be set 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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I use analytics through a third party plugin called Jetpack. Please read below for the data collected from this plugin. Jetpack’s privacy policy can be found on their website.

Website stats:
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: I do not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, I can see that a specific post has 285 views, but I cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

How long I 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), I 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 left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy Policy Changes

I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. As a result, please consider checking this privacy policy from time to time. Your use of my website after I have changed the privacy policy signifies that you agree with the changes. If you do not accept the changes, please refrain from using my website.

Additional information

Links
I have links on my website that, once clicked, direct users to other websites. Any data entered on those pages is subject to those sites’ respective privacy policies, terms of use, and cookie policies. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and I encourage you to read the privacy statements of such other sites.

Submissions
If you submit a drawing, poem, and/or short story (“work”, “submission”), you are giving me permission to post your work. I do not claim any ownership or responsibility for your work beyond that; you retain ownership of your work and you are free to do with it as you wish. If, at any time, you wish for me to remove or edit your published submission, you must let me know by sending me an email with the email address you originally used to send your submission(s). By submitting, you are acknowledging that the work you have entered here is your own and not plagiarized or borrowed. Lastly, by submitting your work, you agree to these terms.

My contact information

Any concerns regarding privacy may be directed to my email at the following address: contact@cjembers.com

Fantasy author and cat enthusiast.

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