Effective May 25, 2018
Updated May 30, 2018
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.isaacthorne.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
We use Akismet for anti-spam. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
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.
When visitors use the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This information is both stored and emailed to the site administrator.
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.
Some forms on this site require the use of Google’s reCAPTCHA service before they can be submitted. If you consent to use Google’s reCAPTCHA service, a cookie is created that stores your consent. This cookie deletes itself after thirty days.
Visiting the login page sets a temporary cookie that aids compatibility with some alternate login methods. This cookie contains no personal data and expires after 1 hour.
Cookies and Consent
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.
This site uses Google Analytics to track user activity for review. You can opt-out of this tracking by deselecting the Analytics checkbox on the cookie banner that appears when you first visit this site.
Ecommerce, Billing, and Shipping
We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your orders.
Handling this data also allows us to:
- Send you important account/order/service information.
- Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
- Process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
- Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity.
Additionally we may also collect the following information:
- Location and traffic data (including IP address and browser type) if you place an order, or if we need to estimate taxes and shipping costs based on your location.
- Product pages visited and content viewed while your session is active.
- Your comments and product reviews if you choose to leave them on our website.
- Account email/password to allow you to access your account, if you have one.
- If you choose to create an account with us, your name, address, and email address, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 30 days.
Who we share your data with
If you consent to and sign up for this site’s email marketing newsletter, your name (if provided) and your email address will be shared with MailChimp, our email marketing service provider, and Privy, our newsletter signup form provider. Click on the links above to review the respective privacy policies of those services.
This site does not share other personally identifying information (PII) with third parties, except for IP addressing information and browser information, which are transmitted to Google Analytics for tracking purposes. Click on the previous link to learn more about Google Analytics’ privacy policies.
This site is also protected by CloudFlare, which means that data you send to this site might also traverse CloudFlare’s servers, although it is not stored there. Click on the link above to learn more about CloudFlare’s privacy policies.
If you purchase ebooks, audiobooks, or other products from this site, we coordinate with payment processors Amazon Pay, PayPal, and Stripe in order to collect payment. The payment processor you choose collects and processes your payment information. Your financial information is not stored on this site. To learn more about what information these payment processors collect, click on the links above.
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.
Security logs are retained for 30 days.
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 and contact form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You can contact this site’s administrator by using the contact us form.
How we protect your data
All traffic between your browser and this site uses SSL/TLS encryption. The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 30 days.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If a data breach is detected, affected parties will be contacted by provided methods of contact within 24 hours of discovery of the breach. This site’s security personnel will also work closely with its hosting provider and any potential third parties involved to fix any security problems and prevent future breaches.
What third parties we receive data from
This site does not collect or store data from third-parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
If you opt-in to this site’s email marketing newsletter, your email address and any other information you provide (such as your name) will be added to the mailing list. This site does not perform any other automated decision making or profiling.