Who I am
My website address is: https://thescooponbalance.com, and I am Sandy Cooper, the sole owner and author of this site.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
I ask for a name and email address in order to send you free downloads. When you enter this information, you are automatically agreeing to receive email updates from me, as well. You can unsubscribe at any time for any reason. This is clearly explained on my Welcome Page.
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, I 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, I 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.
On my blog analytics, I can see the area of the country or world in which you live, how you found my site (through Facebook, Pinterest, word search, etc), and if you are using a computer or a phone. If you typed words into a search engine to find me, I can see that information also. (You’ll be amused to know that a number of people find this Christian mom blog by typing “Hot Wife.”) Your name and personal identifying information is not associated with this.
Who I share your data with
Occasionally, I will quote a comment or a portion of a comment in a future post, a book, or in the content of a text for a speaking engagement. But I will never use your name, address, location, or any identifying information about you in that quote.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on my website (if any), I 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). As the website administrator, I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. (Sweet Baby Moses, if you ask me to do this, I will just die, because I have no earthly idea.)
Where I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you have any concerns at all regarding your privacy or the information you have provided me at any time, please let me know and I will do my best to resolve the issue.