Plain language version
This website will use Facebook and Google tracking pixels too. The data from that will be aggregated so that I can see demographics of people who visit the site – so it’ll tell me how many people from X country or how many people in X age bracket. I will use this to show people who are from the same demographics ads to my books (if you liked them, then maybe they will too). This might result in you seeing more ads for my books. I’m sorry about that.
If you leave a comment,, the site will collect your name, IP address, email address and what you said. Your email won’t be displayed. If I need to contact you directly to answer your question, then I’ll use your email address. I won’t add you to my mailing list unless you specifically ask.
This site has Amazon Affiliate links. If you click through and buy something, I get a (tiny, tiny) amount of money. It doesn’t cost you anything.
Sharing your data:
I have to share your data with the website and mailing list providers and Google (I can’t run the site without it). Apart from that, I don’t share your data. For example, if someone wants to contact you, I wouldn’t give them your data. I would contact you myself and point them out to you instead.
If you want me to tell you what information I have on you or you want me to delete what information I have on you, let me know and I’ll work out how to do it.
That’s the plain English bit. The more formal bit is below. Please read it.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://rhodabaxter.com.
‘We’ = Rhoda Baxter (that’s me) .
What personal data we collect and 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.
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.
Basically, please don’t upload images to this site without checking with Rhoda first.
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
There are a load of services necessary to keep this site running. Those are – as far as I’m aware – WordPress/ Automattic, Bluehost and Google. They will collect data as necessary to provide you with the site.
If you sign up for my newsletter, I will share you email address and first name with Mailerlite and Mailchimp – who provide the mailing list service. They have their own data protection policies. I will not share you data with anyone else. If I want to bring someone else’s book to your attention, I’ll tell you in my newsletter. I will not give other people your email address.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.