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Last modified: May 22, 2018

Privacy

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through all of Mass Consternation’s websites, software, and mobile applications, and not to information collected offline. By using our sites, software, or mobile applications you acknowledge that any information provided by you is provided voluntarily and subject to Mass Consternation’s privacy policy, to which you consent. Note that Mass Consternation’s websites, software, and mobile applications are not intended for use by a person in any state or country where such use would be contrary to local laws or regulations. Mass Consternation’s privacy policy is subject to change without notice. When changes are made, we will revise the “modified” date at the top of this policy. Mass Consternation encourages you to visit this page periodically so that you are aware of the most recent privacy terms. This privacy policy reflects Mass Consternation’s current practices.

Information Collection and Use

We collect information from you when you use our web-based tools when you subscribe to follow posts and comments, or fill out a form.

When communicating with us through our websites, software, or mobile applications for these purposes you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website based on the information and feedback we receive from you
  • To respond to your customer service requests and support needs
  • To evaluate and respond to your guest post submission

You acknowledge and agree that any information you provide to us through our websites, software, or mobile applications is provided voluntarily. You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold Mass Consternation harmless from any and all liability, claims, actions, damages, fines, penalties or judgments (including attorney’s fees) that may arise from your use of Mass Consternation’s websites, software, or mobile applications.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted parties who assist us in operating our website, or responding to your requests for service. We may provide information to trusted parties, such as our affiliates and business partners, in compliance with our privacy policy and confidential and security requirements. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Who we are

My website address is: https://massconsternation.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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. 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.

Media

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

We use Contact Forms as a way for you to send me a message and to submit Ask Me questions. The contact information requested is used only as a means to contact you and answer your query. Ask Me questions are published anonymously unless permission is explicitly granted and it supports the storytelling of the question. Any information submitted through contact forms will never be used for marketing purposes.

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 website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Universal Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Who we share your data with

I use several, carefully vetted third party providers to ensure the best onsite experience for you. These include email providers and each has their own privacy policy.

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. Website analytics information is stored by Google for 50 months.

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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

This website is administered by Bianca Smith of Mass Consternation and Tap Dancing Spiders. Bianca may be contacted at bianca@massconsternation.com.

Disclaimers

Mass Consternation’s Content

The content on Mass Consternation’s websites, including blog articles and other content set forth in the sites, is compiled from a number of public sources that, to the best of the Mass Consternation team’s knowledge, is true and correct. It is our intent to present only accurate information. In the event any information contained herein is erroneous, however, Mass Consternation accepts no liability or responsibility. Accordingly, all information provided on this site, including in Mass Consternation blog articles, is provided “as-is.” The information contained on Mass Consternation’s websites is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Third Party Links

Links to other websites are provided for informational purposes only. While we believe the information to be accurate, we are not making any representations or warranties, nor do we accept liability or responsibility, as to the accuracy of the information contained on them.

Copyright

This website is owned by Bianca Smith and contains material protected by copyright laws which may not be reproduced in any form without advanced written consent of an authorized officer of Mass Consternation.

Governing Law

The applicable law governing the content and use of this site and any disputes arising from the use of this site is Washington state law and all disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Seattle, Washington, United States of America.