What personal data we collect and why we collect it
By default WordPress (the content management system that this website is built on) does not collect any personal data about visitors and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users (such as website administrators).
This site does collect personal information when a user submits one of our website forms. We keep information submitted through our web forms indefinitely and use it solely for the purpose of contacting you at your request. We do not share or sell any personal information.
If you fill out a contact form on this site, we will collect your name, email address, phone number, and other basic contact information that you enter into the form. We collect this information solely for the purpose of contacting you at your request.
If you fill out our newsletter subscription form we will collect your name and email address. We collect this information so that we may send you our monthly newsletter and other relevant communications. You may unsubscribe or opt out of any newsletter mailing at any time using the unsubscribe link in the email.
If you visit hte login page, I 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 leave a comment on this 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.
Learn more about WordPress Cookies.
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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Embedded content from other websites
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 contains videos embedded from third-party video hosting services, such as Vimeo and YouTube. These services have their own privacy practices.
Learn more about YouTube Privacy (Google) and YouTube Policies.
Learn more about Vimeo Privacy.
This site uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our website, which allows us to create a better experience for our visitors.
Google Analytics may install the following cookies:
Default expiration time
Used to distinguish users.
Used to persist session state.
You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics browser add-on.
Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.
Learn more about the cookies left by Google Analytics GA4.
Learn more about Google Privacy Practices related to partner sites.
By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data.
Who we share your data with
By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
We use Google Analytics, a third party analytics tool. Please see the section above titled “Analytics” for details about Google Analytics, opt out instructions and links to their privacy practices.
If you sign-up for our Newsletter we will collect your email address through our Newsletter service provider, MailChimp. You may unsubscribe or opt out of any newsletter mailing at any time using the unsubscribe link in the email.
How long we retain your data
We keep contact form entries, donation form entries, and analytics records indefinitely.
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 (such as administrators), 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. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
If you have ever filled out a web form you may contact us to request that your information be removed from our database. All requests will be fulfilled.
If you are located in certain parts of the world, including California and countries that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), you may have certain rights regarding your personal information, like the right to request access to or deletion of your data.
European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to provide California residents with some additional information about the categories of personal information we collect and share, where we get that personal information, and how and why we use it.
The CCPA also requires us to provide a list of the “categories” of personal information we collect. In the last 12 months, we collected the following categories of personal information from California residents:
- Identifiers (like your name and contact information); such as the information you submitted if you used our contact form. We use this information to contact you at your request.
- Geolocation data (such as your location based on your IP address) which may be collected through analytics or spam detection tools.
If you are a California resident, you have additional rights under the CCPA, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the right to:
- Request to know the categories of personal information we collect, the categories of business or commercial purpose for collecting and using it, the categories of sources from which the information came, the categories of third parties we share it with, and the specific pieces of information we collect about you;
- Request deletion of personal information we collect or maintain;
- Opt out of any sale of personal information; and
- Not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
Please note that we do not sell any personal information we collect to any third parties. The details above are provided to inform you of your rights.
Effective Date: March 3, 2023