Effective date: December 2, 2019
Andy Thousand (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://andythousand.com website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
The User is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.
Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Use of Data
Andy Thousand uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
- To monitor the usage of the Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical and security issues
- To serve ads on our website that are relevant to you
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Disclosure Of Data
We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Andy Thousand
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data are sent to servers in order to process a search request.
Name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address of the user who submitted the comment. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, your local username (if available), your site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the your email address (if available), and the comment content. All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments is synced to the server. This includes the status of the comment and whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.
Jetpack Gravatar Hovercards. A Gravatar is your wordpress.com profile. The Hovercard is one way your information is made visible to others. It’s an easy way to help people find your blog, or access your identity on other services like Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin. Hovercards appear when you place your mouse over any Gravatar. If the user is logged in to WordPress.com, and submits a comment on the site using an email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile, Gravatar Hovercards will send a hash (an anonymized string) of the user’s email address to the Gravatar service in order to retrieve their profile image. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Ads help us keep this resource free of charge to our users. We use third-party vendors and ad networks to serve ads on our website.
Google Adsense Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google.
- To facilitate compliance with EU data protection laws, we only serve non-personalized ads to all EEA users.
- To facilitate compliance with California consumer protection laws, we will only allow Google to serve non-personalized ads to California users, starting on December 12, 2019.
Post Like and Social Media Buttons
On our website, we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and Tumblr to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks.
These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and Tumblr themselves. This code places cookies, and may transmit browser names, languages preferences, and your origin IP address to the social media companies. This data can be used by social networking websites for analysis and marketing that will allow them to serve personalized advertisements to you.
Please read the privacy statement of these social networks to read what they do with your personal data.
- You may opt out of Facebook’s targeted ads by visiting Ad Settings.
- You may opt out of Twitter’s personalized ads by visiting Personalization and data.
- You may opt out of Pinterest’s personalization by visiting Personalization and data.
- You may opt out of Reddit’s personalized content and advertisements by visiting Personalization Preferences.
We use a third-party subscription service to make it easy for visitors to our website to become regular readers.
Jetpack subscriptions. Jetpack’s Subscriptions module enables users sign up to receive notifications of our latest posts and comments. To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, Jetpack also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Name, email address, timestamp, IP address and the user agent (browser) of the user who submitted the contact form. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few are allowed to access.
In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user, the user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code, and device information.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enhances the existing framework for companies that process the personal data of EU-based residents. We believe that GDPR complements our existing data protection policies and processes, giving us a solid foundation and helping us maintain a strong commitment to data privacy.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants five new rights respecting the personal information of any California resident, regardless of whether there is a customer or any other relationship with the covered company.
- The right to request disclosure of your business’ data collection and sales practices in connection with the requesting consumer, including the categories of personal information you have collected, the source of the information, your use of the information and, if the information was disclosed or sold to third parties, the categories of personal information disclosed or sold to third parties and the categories of third parties to whom such information was disclosed or sold;
- The right to request a copy of the specific personal information collected about them during the 12 months before their request (together with right #1, a “personal information request”);
- The right to have such information deleted (with exceptions);
- The right to request that their personal information not be sold to third parties, if applicable; and
- The right not to be discriminated against because they exercised any of the new rights.
We believe the CCPA complements our existing data collection and protection policies and processes.
How long we retain your data
If you choose to leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely so that users can participate in interactive features of the website.
If you choose to contact us through the contact form, the form entries are retained indefinitely for references purposes and to facilitate further communication with you.
We retain analytics records for a year for administrative, legal and security purposes.
What rights you have over your data
You may only make a personal information request twice in a 12-month period.
If you have left comments, you may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may 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.
We will need to collect information from the requesting party so that we can verify your identity.
We will respond within 45 days of receiving a personal information request.
- By visiting this page on our website: http://andythousand.com/contact