Who we are
I’m Christine Cowley – an author, editor, radio host, and public speaker in Ontario, Canada. My website address is: https://christinecowley.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.
Information send through my contact form will be sent directly to me and will be used only for the purposes of directly answering you. Your information will never be shared with a third party.
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.
This site does not gather Google analytics, but is registered with Google and Google may track visitors for its own data.
Who we share your data with
If you purchase a book through the website, your information may be temporarily shared with PayPal to facilitate payment.
Any personal information shared with us for book orders, comments, or contact emails will not be shared with any other third parties. It will be used only by myself and my direct employees to provide your requested services.
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.
Information about purchases, including your email, may be shared with PayPal to facilitate online payments.
Your contact information
Please get in touch with me via my Contact Page if you have any questions or concerns.
How we protect your data
Data on this website is backed up on a regular basis and is protected with firewall software.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the case of a data breach, you will be contacted within 72 hours.