The privacy of personal information online is very important to us. We also care about your privacy and the protection of the information that you give us.
YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
We don’t collect and keep any information that you don’t provide. The reason we may need your personal information is for contacting you. You can voluntarily provide your information when you fill out our contact form, or when you sign up to receive our email newsletter. And, as you will read below, you can remove yourself from our records at any time.
You are always free to visit this site at anytime anonymously.
NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
Non-personal identification information is collected from Users to help us make the site better. We can view stats like how many visitors we had, which pages were viewed, which links were clicked and what outside website led someone to this site by using analytics software like Google Analytics or Jetpack.
WEB BROWSER COOKIES
This site may use “cookies” to enhance your User experience. The information collected can include the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your IP address, your browser, software operating system, web log data (including the date and time you access this site), pages you visit, what you do during your visit, and what searches you performed.
We (via Mailchimp) use open tracking in our emails. When we send emails newsletters, Mailchimp tracks behaviors such as how many people opened the emails and how many links were clicked. This helps us measure success and relevance our our marketing.
HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION
We collect your information if you voluntarily provide it. You give us information through our contact form and our email newsletter sign up. We will use your information to give you what you requested. We will email you to answer messages submitted through our contact form, and we will send periodic email newsletters to those who signed up.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We don’t share your information. However, we do use third-party providers to help our website function. Those providers sometimes are our means for collecting information, and so they technically are “sharing” it with us. Currently, those providers are:
Jetpack: This is used for tracking pageviews, referrals and clicks.
Mailchimp: This is used to manage our email list.
When you post comments to this site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the site in perpetuity. In other words, other people could copy/paste/screenshot what you said, quote you, make a meme…it will be part of cyberspace for all eternity. We really love your comments though!
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
It’s also possible that they might have changed the information on the page we linked to. If you find that happened, please let us know so we can update our link.
COMPLIANCE WITH CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
Here is the legal part: we never collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of this website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from anyone under the age of 13, please contact us using the contact form.
HOW WE SECURE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Here is the legal part: We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
FOR VISITORS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
This business, site and associated computers are located in St. Louis, Missouri. Our host and the servers it uses may be located outside the United States.
FURTHER COMPLIANCE WITH THE GDPR
We will not retain the contact information of any persons residing outside the United States.
E.U./E.E.A. individuals have the right to access and/or personal information about them, and to limit use and disclosure of their personal information. These individuals also have the right to request their information be amended or erased.
E.U./E.E.A. individuals who believe their personal information has been mismanaged by this site have the right to contact the E.U. data protection authorities (DPAs) for more information or to file a complaint. If you do have a complaint, we would appreciate if you would contact us first to see if we can resolve it.
If you would like to have your private information deleted from the records that we keep, please fill out our Forget Me Form and we will forget you forever (but that is sad).
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this site, you consent your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on July 15, 2020.