Terms of Service
I, Kelly R. Baker, am the owner of the site https://kellyrbaker.com, and can be contacted via email: kelly (@) kellyrbaker.com
The opinions expressed here may not necessarily represent those of any other affiliation. I am not providing professional advice, nor will I be liable for any errors in the content. If interested, view my What I Believe page.
All content © Kelly R. Baker valid from May 1, 2010, to the present. This date includes posts and material published originally on my previous site, transferred and updated here in 2016. All rights reserved worldwide. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any content is prohibited without written permission from this site’s owner/author. Links and excerpts may be used on the condition that full credit is given to Kelly R. Baker, as well as appropriate direction back to the original material on https://kellyrbaker.com.
I reserve the right to delete any comment that I feel is in any way inappropriate (even to the context of the post) on this site. Readers retain ownership of their comments and release me from any liability that may result from it.
Personal identification information
When a readers chooses to subscribe to the newsletter, we will manually collect your first name and email address, and automatically collect the date, the time, and the IP address used to submit them. This personally identifiable information can only be collected by us if the reader voluntarily provides it. A reader may refuse to give such personal identification information by not filling out the subscribe form, but it will prevent the reader from being added to the email list.
Cookies and non-personal identification information
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If users disable cookies in their browser it will turn off some of the features of the site.
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. It’s also important to note that we do not allow “third-party behavioral tracking.”
Google Forms and Surveys
This site sometimes uses Google forms to conduct voluntary surveys or collect information for the purpose of getting a greater scope of our readers’ needs. We also use them to process membership for the Blogger Voices Network. Google stores the data behind a secure wall for the duration of the membership.
Contact and Comment Forms
A reader may choose to submit their information via a contact or comment form on this site. By using these forms, the reader agrees to the storage and handling of the data voluntarily submitted by this website. We keep contact form submissions for as long as needed for customer service purposes. If you submit information in the guest post submission form, the information will be processed as described in the agreement found on the guest post here page.
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. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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 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. I keep contact form entries for six months unless the information is needed in an ongoing manner and analytics records for 26 months.
We do not share, sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may not be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. We don’t spam our readers.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, fill out a form, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To send periodic emails of recent blog posts, or other pertinent information relating to this site.
What rights you have over your data
If you 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.
Letters to the Editor
Any message that is sent to me is strictly confidential, and will not be used in any way without the written consent of the sender.
How do we protect your information?
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential after completing our staff training in data protection. We also use regular brute force attack protection.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- We will notify KRB Insiders via email within 1-2 business days
- We will notify the users via in-site notification within 1-2 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Advertisers and Sponsors
I participate in various affiliate programs. I am a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Some links on this site may be affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through those links (at no additional cost to you). The proceeds earned in such cases are used in the maintenance of this blog. I am not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors. Any issues must be resolved with the exact company in question and not with me.
Last updated May 23, 2018
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