Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is: http://www.cronicle.press. Our website is supported by WordPress. To learn more about WordPress’s privacy practices, please click here.

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 collect the data that you enter into contact forms. Information entered into contact forms is stored for the purpose of communicating with users.

Email subscription

We collect the email address that you enter into the email subscription box to subscribe to our newsletter. Information entered into the email subscription box is stored for the purpose of communicating with users. If you would like to unsubscribe, you can do so at any time via our newsletter or contact the editor with an email requesting to unsubscribe.

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.

Younger Users & EU Users

Cronicle Press does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If it is discovered that we have collected PII from someone under 16 we promptly will delete that information. Cronicle Press also does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone in the EU. If it is discovered that we have collected PII from someone affected by GDPR we promptly will delete that information.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Widgets

Our website may include Social Media Features, such as like buttons or links to social media accounts. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Features to function properly. Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the relevant Feature.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track user demographics, source countries, and traffic numbers.

Who we share your data with

User data may be shared with hosting services and third parties for the purposes of monitoring traffic on this site.

Onward Transfer of Information

Cronicle Press works with other organizations that provide specific services for us, such as credit card processing services, donation and sponsorship collection and handling, Gsuite for email, and Pantheon for website hosting. These services receive the personal information you provide to facilitate these services.

Cronicle Press does not sell or share personal information about or the purchasing history of individual users, except as set forth above and in the following circumstances:

In certain situations, Cronicle Press may be required to disclose personal data: in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet law enforcement requirements; if required to do so by law or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with the law or a legal proceeding such as to comply with a subpoena; to protect and defend our rights; and/or with service providers with whom we have entered into arrangement to assist us with our business operations;

If Cronicle Press is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information;

If Cronicle Press is contracted to provide services to third parties that involve collecting your personally identifiable information, the privacy policy governing the collection of your personally identifiable information shall be as set forth in such third parties’ privacy policies.

Your Consent; Opting Out

By using the Cronicle Press website and participating in Cronicle Press activities, you consent to the collection and use, in accordance with this policy, of the information you provide to us. We will remove you and your personally identifiable information from our records or refrain from using your personally identifiable information for our marketing efforts if you contact us with your request at laura@cronicle.press.

Security

We protect your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure through the use the security measures of our payment vendors (Patreon), email service (Gsuite), and web hosting service (Pantheon). We do not promise that your information always will remain private, despite our efforts and the importance we place on maintaining your privacy. In addition, we do not claim any responsibility for information collected by or from websites linking to or from Cronicle Press websites.

In the event that we discover or are notified of a security breach where personal information is at risk, we will notify you electronically if we have 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.

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

We engage in periodic self-assessment to ensure compliance with our Privacy Policy. We verify that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented, and where applicable, in conformity with the GDPR. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns with us using the contact information below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this policy.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us. In addition, while we don’t expect to collect PII from European Union data subjects, any such individuals may seek an administrative or judicial remedy or to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes the GDPR. Information on how to file such a complaint is available here.

Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Us

If you have any inquiries about this Privacy Policy or its implementation, you may contact us at laura@cronicle.press.

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