Who is Simone Avondale?
Simone Avondale is a writer based in Canada. For further information, please visit the about page.
Simone’s personal website address is: http://simoneavondale.com/.
Your Personal Data and Why It Is Collected
When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
If you submit a message through the contact form, this site collects your name and email to include with the message sent to Simone. For communication purposes, this information may be kept indefinitely.
If you leave a comment on the 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, 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, the site 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.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
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.
This site uses Google Analytics to better understand website traffic and webpage usage. Google Analytics is a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Who Your Data is Shared With
As mentioned above, this site may share data with Google and various social media platforms to better understand website traffic and webpage usage.
If you sign-up to the newsletter, the site also shares the data collected in the form with Mailchimp to provide the information mentioned within the sign-up form.
Finally, visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service. The information collected 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).
How Long Your Data is Retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Data sent to platforms or services such as Mailchimp, Google, Facebook, etc. is retained according to their policies. Thus, it is suggested that you familiarize yourself with each policy to better understand the use of your data.
For users that register on the website (if any), the site also stores 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 the site holds about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data the site is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
For further information, you may use the contact form found here.
Last Updated: June 3, 2018