Who we are
My website address is: http://ellenseltz.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
I don’t, myself, collect or use any personal data on my visitors or readers, unless you sign up to my email list to receive my newsletter and a free book. I use that information only to send out the newsletter. I don’t share it with anyone. And if I did have any “big data,” I wouldn’t know what to do with it. I wouldn’t even know where to look for it.
If you email me directly (which I love and encourage), I will answer you. I love personal notes and I keep them because they make me so happy! If you say something nice about one of my stories, I sometimes will share a short anonymous quote on social media or my blog.
The language below about data collection and cookies was auto-generated by the WordPress plugins that run on this site. I’m not 100% sure what it all means. I certainly don’t do anything with that data personally. But if you are concerned about your data privacy, please read and follow the instructions below.
By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some of the plugins on this site may collect personal data.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our 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, we will set a temporary cookie 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, we 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
Articles on 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.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store 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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.