Effective date: October 1, 2019
Jacob Barkdull ("I", "my", or "me") operates the website barkdull.org.
This page informs you of my policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use my website and the choices you have associated with that data. I use your data to provide and improve my website. By using my website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection and Use
I collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve my website.
Types of Data Collected
I collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort web browsers and servers typically make available, such as browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. My purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how my visitors use my website. I also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Certain visitors to my website choose to interact with me in ways that require me to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of this information depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who sign up for my newsletter provide an email address to do so, that email address is permanently stored until they choose to unsubscribe; visitors who contact me do so through a form, this form sends me a normal email with the information they provided, this information is normally an email address and a message; visitors who leave comments on articles I post may choose to provide a name, password, email address, and website URL when they post, but all of this information is optional, when it is collected email addresses are encrypted and passwords are irreversibly hashed.
In each case, I collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with me. I do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as required by law. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to engage in certain activities on my website.
Use of Data
I use the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain my website.
- To notify you about changes to my website.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of my website when you choose to do so.
- To provide customer care and support.
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that I can improve my website.
- To monitor the usage of my website.
- To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to -- and maintained on -- computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
Disclosure of Data
I may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:
- To comply with a legal obligation.
- To protect and defend my rights or property.
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with my website.
- To protect the personal safety of the users of my website or the public.
- To protect against legal liability.
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
I may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate my website, to provide my website on my behalf, to perform website-related services or to assist me in analyzing how my website is used. These third-parties may have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on my behalf.
Links to Other Sites
My website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party's website. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content or practices of any third-party websites or services linked to on my website.
My website is not targeted at anyone under the age of 18.
I do not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided me with personal data, please contact me. If I become aware that I have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, I take steps to remove that information from my servers.