Who we are

Our website address is: http://dbshuster.com.

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

Our contact forms collect your first name and email address. This information will be used to add you to our mailing list managed on MailChimp for the purpose of contacting you with news and offers from D.B. Shuster. You may view the MailChimp privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. You may unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time.

Cookies

This website collects and tracks Cookies. By using this website, you are agreeing to our use of Cookies to analyze user activities on our website for the purpose of enhancing user experience and improving website performance.

In addition, 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to collect and process data. We collect information about our users in order to improve our website performance. For information about what data Google Analytics uses and tracks, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. Users who do not want their information collected with Google Analytics may opt out by installing and using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell, lease, or rent your data to any third party. We may disclose, and you consent to our disclosing of, your personal data to service providers who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our services including, but not limited to, email delivery services, payment processing services, giveaway services, and book delivery services.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or signed up for our mailing list, 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

Data for this website are stored through our web host, InMotion Hosting, and may also be stored on Dropbox. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For privacy-specific concerns related to this website, you may contact D.B. Shuster at dbshuster@gmail.com.