Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for A Wrinkle in Tech and Mrs. J in the Library

Last updated: 10/6/2018

Your privacy is very important to us.

At A Wrinkle in Tech, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our site.

Who We Are

Collette J., also known as Mrs. J in the Library, (“us”, “we”, or “our”) of A Wrinkle in Tech (“A Wrinkle in Tech”) operates several websites including https://AWrinkleinTech.com and https://MrsJintheLibrary.com. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.  If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, A Wrinkle in Tech collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. A Wrinkle in Tech’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how A Wrinkle in Tech’s visitors use its website.  From time to time, A Wrinkle in Tech may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites.

A Wrinkle in Tech also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog posts and other areas of the website. A Wrinkle in Tech only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to A Wrinkle in Tech’s websites choose to interact with A Wrinkle in Tech in ways that require A Wrinkle in Tech to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that A Wrinkle in Tech gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a name and email address.  Those who sign up for our email  newsletter are asked to provide their name and email address.

In each case, A Wrinkle in Tech collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with A Wrinkle in Tech.  A Wrinkle in Tech does NOT disclose personally-identifiable information other than as described below.  Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the understanding that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.  For example, users who subscribe to our email newsletter can unsubscribe at any time.

Information submitted through any contact form on https://AWrinkleinTech.com or https://MrsJintheLibrary.com, including names and email addresses, will NOT be sold or shared with other advertisers.

Aggregated Statistics and Analytics

A Wrinkle in Tech may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, A Wrinkle in Tech may use Google Analytics to monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. However, A Wrinkle in Tech does not display this information publicly, provide it to others, or disclose personally-identifying information, other than as described below.

  • Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The security of your Personal Information 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 Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

A Wrinkle in Tech discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on A Wrinkle in Tech’s behalf or to provide services available at A Wrinkle in Tech’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using A Wrinkle in Tech’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. A Wrinkle in Tech will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, A Wrinkle in Tech discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when A Wrinkle in Tech believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of A Wrinkle in Tech, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of the A Wrinkle in Tech website and have supplied your email address, A Wrinkle in Tech may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with A Wrinkle in Tech and our products and services. If you send us a request (for example via email), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

A Wrinkle in Tech takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. A Wrinkle in Tech uses cookies to help A Wrinkle in Tech identify and track visitors, their usage of A Wrinkle in Tech websites, and their website access preferences. A Wrinkle in Tech visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using A Wrinkle in Tech’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of A Wrinkle in Tech’s websites may not function properly without the aid of 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.

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on https://AWrinkleinTech.com.
→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to https://AWrinkleinTech.com and other sites on the Internet.
→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, https://AWrinkleinTech.com makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information may be linked to personally identifiable information.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles, posts, and pages 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.

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.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Mrs. J in the Library will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

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.

Business Transfers

If A Wrinkle in Tech, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that A Wrinkle in Tech goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of A Wrinkle in Tech may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Links to External Sites

A Wrinkle in Tech may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.  We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Ads (Advertisements)

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by A Wrinkle in Tech and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include: Amazon, Google, and ShareASale.

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.
You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of https://AWrinkleinTech.com.

Affiliate Disclosure

A Wrinkle in Tech uses affiliate links, and the owner earns a small commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.

Comments

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  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.

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Children’s Privacy

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, A Wrinkle in Tech may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at A Wrinkle in Tech’s sole discretion. A Wrinkle in Tech encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Credit & Contact Information

This privacy policy was adapted from the WPBeginner privacy policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email.

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