Because, let’s face it, most normal people don’t bother with these things unless they’re looking for a fight.
So, I intend to give a very broad outline of what my website does with your information to the best of my own knowledge. I have not written in the normal legal-speak because no one can read that.
As such, the tone is more light-hearted and humorous. You should know by now how the internet works and how internet browsers work. If you don’t, then you must educate yourself.
If there’s any tracking done, it’s done by the likes of Google and your internet providers. Not by little ole me.
Kathleen Ball, kbmiddleton.com, and The Eftsoons Writer hold privacy as a basic human right. No one wants the age of Big Brother. We may have got it anyway, but it doesn’t mean than any of us has to make it worse.
Unless you’re a psychopath or totalitarian dictator.
I am neither. Unless we’re talking about THE AUTHORSHIP QUESTION. In which case, I have some very decided opinions. The correct answer to that question, by the way, is the man from Stratford-upon-Avon.
All other answers will be met with “Fie upon thee!”
Unless you are particularly belligerent. Then, I reserve the right to hurl many colorfully worded Shakespearean insults in your general direction. Think of it as an education in how to insult someone beyond the usual vulgarities. If that makes me a psychopath, then you’re using a very peculiar dictionary.
Ok, back to the serious stuff.
Kathleen Ball, kbmiddleton.com, and The Eftsoons writer may collect certain information depending on which part of the site you are in.
Kathleen Ball collects information strictly for the purposes of providing content writing services to clients. This information is treated with the utmost respect and is NEVER EVER shared. With anyone.
As with all creatives, I will sometimes use finished pieces in a portfolio and use links to the work I perform for any potential clients. This is with your written permission and with the patent understanding that anything I write for your business is owned by your business once I deliver the content.
kbmiddleton.com may use the occasional cookie (compliments of WordPress) to help save information so you can access it more easily, or to help analyze site traffic, trends, etc.
Currently, minimal analytic software is used on the site so I’ll be able to see the number of visitors, the time, and the country of origin. I may occasionally share the number of visitors on social media.
Indeed, unless you sign up by email or like a post through the WordPress.com community, I can’t even see that you were a visitor.
kbmiddleton.com also collects email addresses in two ways. The first is to receive site updates. This is solely through WordPress.com. Those addresses are stored on WordPress.com but, as far as I am aware, are only viewable to me.
The second way kbmiddleton.com collects email addresses is through the Mail Chimp sign-up, most commonly located at the bottom of a blog post. Mail Chimp is an Intuit SAAS (software as a service) and if you sign up for my newsletter, your email address is saved in their software for my use.
Newsletter sign-ups are by request only. Only you can sign up for the newsletter and only you can unsubscribe from it. I steer clear of annoying pop-ups demanding your email address. I don’t like it when I visit a website, so I don’t require it of my visitors.
I don’t like pop-ups. Pop Tarts now…..
The Eftsoons Writer
The Eftsoons Writer is the blog for kbmiddleton.com. It has little to do with content writing, and everything to do with reading for mental health, and general happiness with the occasional writing tip thrown in.
If you signed up to receive updates about the blog, that usually happens in one of two ways:
- Following the blog on WordPress.com
- Signing up for email updates
If you have a WordPress.com account and used it to follow the blog, then the only thing I’ll see is your profile picture, username, and your site, if you have one up and running.
I’ll be able to visit your site, comment on posts (depending on your settings) and so forth.
The Eftsoons Writer also has a Stripe link for you to donate specifically to the blog. This is completely separate from the Content Writing section.
Donations for the blog are used for the blog–especially for coffee, tea, additional books, domain renewal, and so forth. Also ingredients for food posts–which I have done occasionally but have suspended while I get the content writing side of the site up and running.
Since I use Stripe, I cannot see all of your information. For instance, I can’t see credit cards, billing addresses, etc. But I can see your email address.
Even if I could, by the way, I wouldn’t do anything. The thieves are in the federal government, not this website or any of its affiliates.
I hope I’ve addressed any concerns.
To sum up: don’t sue me—I’m a small fry. Sue the bigger fish, if you must, but leave us little folk be. I just want my coffee, my books, a space in which to write, and my freedom. Same as any of you.
Oh, and a little content writing work, so if you know of anyone who needs help, send them my way!
Now, isn’t that much more straightforward?