Privacy Policy

Welcome to the privacy policy page for donfarland.com. I will do my best to answer any questions and explain how your data is used, stored, and shared.

Who am I?

My name is Donald Farland and I am the owner and operator of https://donfarland.com.

What data is collected & why?

The following types of data are used on this web site and are essential to the operation of this site and related services.

Mailing List (MailChimp)

This website uses MailChimp to manage e-mail subscriptions to this web site. These emails contain content from the web site and may occasionally include content not available online. Subscribers are not added to mailing lists without their express consent. Potential subscribers must complete the online subscription form and confirm that subscription in an automated email that they will receive shortly after they subscribe.

Subscribers may unsubscribe from a mailing list at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.

You can find MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

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 location data from images on the website. I will assist in removing any images you no longer want to share on this site. However, I am not responsible for the release of any data you chose to share online at any time. I will assist in removing the image from this site, but cannot control who may have downloaded it and re-shared it somewhere else.

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 does not contain personal data. It 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. Logging out of your account will remove login cookies.

Editing or publishing an article will place an additional cookie 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 embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics to track site usage and content performance. This information is extremely valuable to me and me alone. Personally identifiable information is not shared with Google. They do not get your IP address, name, email, or anything else.

Who has access to browsing data?

Advertisers and Affiliates

In certain instances, I may share browsing data with third party vendors performing functions on my behalf, or on the behalf of any companies affiliated with this web site. This includes advertising programs, affiliate marketing, promotions, contests, and more. These arrangements are essential to the operation of this site. I will make every attempt to provide links to the 3rd party’s terms of service and/or privacy policy below.

Google AdSense

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

How long is data retained?

Comments on this web site are retained indefinitely.

Comments on this web site and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This information is used to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have?

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 we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Questions?

Privacy is very important to me and I will do my best to ensure your data is handled responsibly. If you ever have any questions about this privacy policy you can find information on how to contact me on my contact page.