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Privacy Policy

Who I Am

I am a young adult author. I write stories to entertain. I also blog about books and promote other authors I love. I am committed to maintaining and safeguarding your privacy. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy further defines what personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is collected and how it is used.

What Personal Data I Collect and Why

By default T.H. Hernandez and this website do not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some plugins may collect personal data. See below for relevant information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the only data collected is shown in the comments form as well as 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.

Newsletter

If you have opted in to receive my newsletter, I will use your e-mail address to send out a periodic newsletter, usually not more often than monthly.  You may unsubscribe from this at any time.

Contact forms

If you contact me through the Contact Form, the information is only used to respond to your request. Your contact information is not retained, nor is it used for any other purpose than responding to your contact.

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 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.

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.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics. The Google Analytics service privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. You can opt-out of having making your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) that is running on websites from sharing information with Google Analytics about visit activity. Using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will not prevent site owners from using other tools to measure site analytics. It does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.

Giveaways

If you enter a giveaway through Rafflecopter on this site, your information will be collected them for their use. You can read their privacy policy here: https://www.rafflecopter.com/privacy-policy .

Who I Share Your Data With

T.H. Hernandez does not share any personal data with anyone

How Long I 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.

Where I Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.