Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://kimmaslin.com.

We are physically located in Esperance, Western Australia.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you submit a query via one of the contact forms on the website, we retain all the information you include in this form indefinitely. This is so we can manage queries and respond to them accordingly, including any follow-up communication.

Cookies

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We used JetPack SiteStats and Google Analytics to monitor the number of visitors who visit https://www.kimmaslin.com each day, where they are located and who referred them to the website. We can also see generic visiting data such as how long a visitor spent on the website and how many pages they visited. No personally identifying data is shared with us via JetPack or Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

We do not knowingly share your data with any third-parties without your permission. Our website and therefore its collected data, is hosted with GoDaddy. If you place an order for a book, we will copy your address and name onto an AusPost envelope so it can be delivered to you. Further, some information may be shared with PayPal for payment purposes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

If you place an order for a book, the information you provide is retained indefinitely. This is so we can manage our orders and follow up on any queries at a later date.

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 contact information

If you wish to discuss our privacy policy further please contact us via kim@kimmaslin.com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take reasonable measures to protect your data. This website is encrypted with a Deluxe (OV) SSL (https://). Ongoing malware scans and website security is provided via GoDaddy. Website theme and plugins are updated regularly to avoid security or bug issues. The website, along with its data collected from book orders, is backed up regularly by GoDaddy.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We regularly update themes and plugins to avoid security or bug issues. Should a data breach occur, all relevant individuals will be promptly notified.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive non-identifying data from Google via Google Analytics. This data tells us how many people visited the website, what buttons they clicked, what country/town they are from and what device they used. No personal information such as name, address is given to us.

We receive data from PayPal to confirm payments of The Tweeting Galah.