Fiction and Fantasy

Privacy Policy

Update 2/16/23: Added “Emails from us” section; Added clarifying language in “Media” section; Added entries on “Who we share your data with.”

Who we are

We care about privacy, and we want to help protect yours!

Here you can check out our privacy policies: what your rights are, what info we collect, and how we use that info.

Our policy guidelines are based on the WordPress privacy policy.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the author at JeannetteJonic@gmail.com.

Comments

To help spam detection, when visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you’re using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Emails from us

Password resets and other membership emails will come from an email address on our domain (jonic.net).

If you directly emailed the author at JeannetteJonic@gmail.com, you may also receive an email from her.

If you receive any other emails that claim to be from us but are neither from the jonic.net domain nor from the author, disregard the email and notify the author at JeannetteJonic@gmail.com.

Media

If you upload images to the website, we recommend avoiding uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website could download and extract any location data from images on the website.

You can manually remove your personal data from an image by following the below steps.

For Windows users:

  1. Open the photo’s Properties and click on the Details tab.
  2. Click the Remove Properties and Personal Information link. You can create a copy of the image with all personal data removed or pick and choose which information you want removed from the image copy.
  3. Save the new file.

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 visit our login page, 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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

While we don’t have direct control over how these websites collect data, you can control data collection and cookies through your web browser and security software settings.

Who we share your data with

Your avatar is created through Gravatar. Again, the Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.

Your account is created through WordPress. Their privacy policy is available here.

Visitor comments are screened by a real human being but may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We don’t sell your personal information to third parties. You won’t be getting put on a “list” of spam messages if you sign up with us. However, we reserve the right to provide data to investigative bodies for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

In the future, you may be able to sign up for promotional emails or podcast updates from our website. You will be able to opt out of these at any time by unsubscribing. We will not retain your email address once you’ve unsubscribed.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).

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 means we can delete all comments, your profile information, and/or your membership to the site (if any). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or your privacy, please contact the author at JeannetteJonic@gmail.com.

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