Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.ernmalley.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 comment form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When visitors fill out the contact form, we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address to help with spam detection.
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.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment (including a forum or direct message,) 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 on the site, 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.
We do not view messages you have left for other users, such as comments, as personal information; however, your name may be removed from comments if you have also closed your user account with which you made those comments (if any.)
Who we share your data with
ErnMalley staff members, such as administrators and moderators, can view data you provide to us or post on the site. Private information is held in confidence and not discussed outside of the staff.
We never sell or trade your information to third-parties.
In the few and rare cases where information is shared with third parties, it is with the understanding that that information be used solely to assist us in providing you with the services associated with ErnMalley. See “where we send your data” below for more on this topic.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
On rare occasions, we may use your provided contact information (email) to contact you off-site. This includes “transactional” messages (such as receipts,) and questions or notices regarding your account.
How we protect your data
Securing a website requires many different types of threats to be minimized and prepared for. This includes securing the website code, the server that the website is hosted on, and the transfer of data between the user’s access device and our service. It also includes having appropriate data-handling policies in place and a culture of security for staff that must handle user data. We’ve made efforts to address all of these areas, and continue to educate ourselves on evolving best-practices and update our procedures or code accordingly.
We keep our underlying software updated with all necessary security patches.