Updated: March 23, 2019
Who We Are:
The website address for this blog is: http://meginthemidwest.com. This blog is 100% owned and created by Megan Weimer, with the assistance of mentioned templates and services.
What Personal Data We Collect + 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.
Also relating to comments, please be nice. Any negative, disrespectful, and/or offensive comments will be deleted.
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
Contact Forms and Contact Information~
The contact form gathers the following information: your first name, email address, demographic information (such as postal code, preferences/interests), and other information that is relevant to customer surveys and/or offers. This is information that is about you but that will not directly identify you (geographically, or your internet connection the equipment you use to access our website).
A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. 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.
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.
Who We Share Your Data With:
We do not share your data with third parties without your prior consent. Information you provide to use through this website may be used to improve our services and products. We may also occasionally use your information the purpose of market research and to customize the website according to your interests.
We will never, ever sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have gotten your consent first or are required to do so by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties that we think you may find interesting if you tell us this is something you want to participate in.
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.
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Children Under 13~
This website is not intended to be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect the personal or contact information of children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do NOT provide any information on this website (including name, address, phone number, email address, and screen/user names). Please do not make purchases through this website, register on the website, or use interactive or public comment features on this website. If we discover we have received personal information of an individual under the age of 13 without proof of parental consent, all provided information will be promptly deleted. If you believe we have the information of a child under the age of 13, please direct any concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How We Protect Your Data~
At meginthemidwest.com, we are committed to keeping your data 100% secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place the proper physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
All of the copyrighted and trademarked materials displayed on or that are accessible through this website, including (without any limitation), all photographs, graphic materials, logos, trademarks, and audio-visual materials ( referred to as the “content”), are owned by Meg in the Midwest or licensed to Meg in the Midwest by a third party or are the property of a third party who has given Meg in the Midwest permission to place the mentioned materials on the website. Either Meg in the Midwest or the said third party owns all rights, titles, and interest in said content or has a license for it, and reserves all rights in said content. Without our prior written consent in each individual case, you may NOT use any material that is present on this website for any commercial purposes. You may not copy, modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, lease or rental of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the content, in its whole and parts.