Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.lookingupthedust.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.
When you leave a comment on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your 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.
When you accept the “cookie notice” at the bottom of the site, we place a cookie on your computer to remember your acceptance, so you don’t get shown the cookie notice on every page you visit. The cookie will expire in one year. If you delete the cookie from your computer or don’t accept the message, you will receive the message again.
Google provides detailed Information for Visitors of Sites and Apps using Google Analytics, as well as an optional brower add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site the user visits.
If you click on a Google AdSense Ad, I get a small commission if you purchase something.
Amazon Affiliate Links
We occasionally have Amazon Affiliate links to products at Amazon. If you click an Amazon Affiliate link, a cookie is placed on your computer to identify that you came from www.lookingupthedust.com. If you make a purchase at Amazon within 24 hours, we normally get a small commission from Amazon.
Embedded content from other websites
Occasionally we embed content from other websites (most likely videos from YouTube). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies entirely, it may turn off some of the features of the site.
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.
We keep the information on our email list until it is no longer needed or you request that your information be deleted. If you unsubscribe, and no longer wish to receive email we will still keep your email address to make sure that you don’t get added back to the list.
The data is maintained in Google Analytics for 30 months.
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.
Your email subscription details are sent to MailChimp.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
Questions, comments or concerns
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any personally identifyable information you have provided to us, please feel free to contact me, Marie Gale, at firstname.lastname@example.org.