Who I am
Carysa Locke, author of space opera fiction with romance. My website address is: https://www.carysalocke.com.
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.
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.
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
Uh, no one. I probably don’t even glance at it, honestly. My data knowledge consists of looking at comments you’ve left and replying to them, or sending you a newsletter if you signed up for that. I look at site stats that say “you had this many visitors today” if I’m feeling especially frosty. I have no affiliates or other personages with access, either.
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.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
The nice people who host with big servers take care of all of that technical stuff. There are things like security plugins I use, and anything I don’t have to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes is deleted regularly.
What data breach procedures we have in place
See as previously stated: I do not keep unnecessary data, server people have safeguards, security plugins, but mainly regular data deletion. Also, there should literally be no data you are entering into an author site OTHER THAN your email and possibly name for newsletter or commenting purposes.
What third parties we receive data from
Zero, zilch, nada.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
I…am not that sophisticated. Seriously. I have a website so readers can find me. I write books. I don’t have time to profile people, nor the knowledge to do so.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Just an author, writing books. Sometimes my dogs and cats see my screen.