Your privacy is very important to me. In a nutshell, see the three bullet points.
- I only need your email address, no personal information.
- I won’t share your information with anyone except to operate my website, comply with the law, enable communication with you about my writing, protect rights, or someone threatens my life with a knife.
- I don’t store your information except as required for the ongoing operation of my site and building my author platform.
Website Visitors: Like most website operators, WordPress collects non-personal-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor. That’s supposed to help me predict the best time of day to post. WordPress’s purpose in collecting non-personal identifying information is to understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, WordPress may release non-personal-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites.
Gathering of Personal-Identifying Information: Certain visitors to my website may choose to interact with my website in ways that generate personal-identifying information to other visitors. For example, pictures and blog addresses show up when fellow WordPress bloggers like or comment on my blog. WordPress may also collect potentially personal-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on my blog. It will only disclose logged-in user and commenter IP addresses to administrators.
Aggregated Statistics: WordPress may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, WordPress may monitor the most popular pages or filter out spam and report the number of incidents to me, but no information about the spammer. Darn!
Protection of Certain Personal-Identifying Information: If you signed up for my blog, I will occasionally email you about my new releases, special offers, solicit your feedback, tell you about good books I’ve discovered, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with my writing. No spam.
Wordpress discloses potentially personal-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know in order to process or provide services to its websites and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Neither WordPress nor I will rent or sell potentially personal-identifying information to anyone. WordPress and I will comply with subpoenas, court orders or other governmental requests, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WordPress, third parties or the public at large. I guess I had to say this, but I can’t imagine anyone caring about who follows me.
Ads: At this point, I am not accepting paid ads. If ads appear because of my WordPress sponsorship, they may insert cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.