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Privacy Policy

Below is how your personal data will be used.

 

About this website:

This website is the official homepage for the writer known as Mitty Walters (that’s me!). Legally, the this site—and all of my writing—is owned by MoBetter Productions Inc.

My website address is: https://mitty-walters.com

 

About MoBetter Productions Inc:

MoBetter Productions Inc is an S-Corp, registered in the state of Florida (USA). MoBetter is my company, I own it. The primary function of the company is to collect income for my day job, that of freelance graphic/web production. In the event my writing ever takes off, I am set up so that any income will flow through the business.

I tell you all this to make it very clear that this is a tiny, one man operation. MoBetter is not some giant publisher, it’s just me. I take privacy seriously and will never use your personal information in a nefarious way.

 

What personal data I collect and why I collect it:

1. Forms
When you submit a form I collect your name and your email address so that I can correspond with you.

When you subscribe to my newsletter I collect your first name, your last name, and your email address so that I can correspond with you.

Your personal data will not only be stored in the website’s database but also in MailChimp, the application I will use to send my newsletters.

2. Google Analytics
I use Google Analytics to track visitors on this site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data.

In order to be compliant with the new regulation Google included a data processing amendment. The data I collect will be processed anonymously and “Data sharing” is disabled. I don’t use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies.

The reason I use Google Analytics is because there are so many damn devices these days. Without the help of Analytics, it becomes near impossible to keep my site optimized and running smooth, no matter which device/browser is being used.

3. MailChimp
I use MailChimp for my newsletters.

MailChimp is one of the best marketing automation platforms and is GDPR compliant. They have a campaign builder that makes it easy to create email templates.

In MailChimp I store your name and email address. With your permission, I may send you emails about my writing and other updates.

4. Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site I 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.

5. 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, it 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, the site 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.

I have also now added yet another cookie to ask for your consent for the other cookies. That one will last for a month a month.

6. Surveys
From time to time I may offer surveys for you to fill out. Some of those surveys may indeed ask for intrusive information, such as your age, gender, and/or race. If I ask, it’s because I have a reason. For instance, if the survey is related to an All-Call for beta readers, it may be important to me to understand your background so that I could direct certain passages your way to gain incite on others in your group may react to the same passage.

The surveys on my site are completely optional. If you choose to fill one out, your responses will be stored on my site and/or MailChimp.

7. 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.

Who I share your data with:
When you purchase a product on mitty-walters.com, your personal data is shared with PayPal if you pay via Credit Card.

You can check their privacy policy:
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

How long I retain your data:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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). The website administrators (me!) 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can view, update, download or delete your personal data at any time from this page: Personal Data Request

Where I send your data:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Forms and surveys are also protected by automated spam detection service.

Security:
To protect your personal information, I take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide me with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) during the transaction and is not stored on this site.

Changes to this privacy policy:
I reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If I make material changes to this policy, I will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I use and/or disclose it.

Contact information:
If you have questions, you can contact me at: mittywalters1[at]gmail[dot]com

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