I prioritize your privacy. I mean, I get you. I don’t even get dressed in the public space of the women’s locker room at the gym. Privacy is important to me.
The only data I will ever collect at PattyHScott.com will be related to services I provide you. You can always request for data to be deleted by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PattyHScott.com gathers information in one of a few ways:
- The first is when you choose to share with me by leaving a comment or filling out a contact form. I only use this information to respond to you.
- Sometimes information is automatically collected about you when you connect with my website. This will include what pages you visited, dates/times, or other actions (such as links you click) when you engage. This is typical of what is automatically gathered on most websites.
- The other information gathered comes by way of of cookies. While I love a good chocolate chip or orange cookie with almonds and powdered sugar, that’s not the kind of cookie I’m talking about here. Cookies are little data files stored on your browser. There are two types of cookies. The kind that disappear when you close your browser, and the kind that stay on your browser until they are deleted. You can manage this by adjusting your own browser settings on your end of things. I wish I were a techie so I could tell you more about this, but I’m a writer and a mom. My skill set has its limits.
I also use Google Analytics, which is what’s called a third party. This is not to be confused with the third party you attend on New Years’ Eve. They are a third party as in: (1) you, (2) me, (3) Google. Google Analytics provides information about how visitors interact with my website. It can provide information such as what site referred you here, or what actions you took while you were visiting PattyHScott.com. No other personal information is gathered by Google Analytics. The only way I use any of the information Google Analytics provides, again, is to serve you.
At this time, I don’t use affiliate links (getting paid for advertising or for recommending a product). If I ever do share something where I will get a percentage of the profit, I will say so on the page itself so you are fully aware that I am getting money for my endorsement. Just know I won’t ever recommend anything I don’t fully believe in supporting.
Bottom line: I’m here to serve you. Keeping your privacy respected and protected is part of how I do that. If you ever have questions or feedback about your privacy at PattyHScott.com, please contact me via email at email@example.com.