Privacy Policy

Brigitte Brulz is a writer and her personal author website is found on https://brigittebrulz.com/. In this Privacy Policy, “this website” is in reference to https://brigittebrulz.com/. This website is a United States website intended for the use of adults. Please do not allow children to enter any of their information within this site.

Your privacy is very important to Brigitte Brulz. This privacy policy explains what personal data may be collected on this website and how it may be used.

Brigitte Brulz respects your privacy regarding any information that may be collected while operating her website. When visiting this website, there are a few fundamental principles that are followed:

  • You will not be asked your income level or any other unnecessary personal information. Sometimes, personal information such as a name and e-mail address may be necessary to leave comments; however, you are not required to leave comments.
  • Your personal information is not shared by anyone except to comply with the law, develop products, or protect the rights of Brigitte Brulz.
  • Your personal information is not stored in the servers unless required for the on-going operation of this website.

Comments

When leaving a comment on this website, you will be asked for your name (you can use a real name or a pseudonym), e-mail address, and website (if applicable). WordPress collects the data shown on the comments form, as well as the commenter’s IP address. This helps to detect and prevent spam comments.

In addition to this, an anonymous string created from your e-mail address may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if you use it. If you use the Gravatar service, your profile picture will be shown next to your name and comment. This will be visible to the public once your comment has been approved.

Brigitte Brulz does not have to publish all comments. She has the right to delete any comment she deems inappropriate for this website. If you provide a website address, your comment will include a link (on your name) to your website. Your e-mail address will not be visible to the public; however, it may be stored on the WordPress dashboard visible to Brigitte Brulz.

You can opt-in to receive new comments or new posts by e-mail when leaving a comment by clicking on designated boxes. This is not required and will not affect your comment in any way.

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on the servers unless they are marked as false positives. Akismet helps to eliminate the amount of spam received.

You can find Gravatar’s and WordPress.com’s Privacy Policies here.

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. This website uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of this website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before visiting this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

You can find WordPress.com’s Cookie Policy here.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, this website 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. Brigitte Brulz’s main purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. From time to time, Brigitte Brulz may release a non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. This information will not be public to anyone other than Brigitte Brulz.

This website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the blog posts. This website 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 the blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to this website choose to interact in ways that require this website to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who comment on the blog are asked to provide a username and e-mail address. Those who wish to receive updates via email have their e-mails collected. In each case, such information is collected only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with this website. Personally-identifying information is not disclosed other than as described below. Visitors can refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Statistics may be collected about the behavior of visitors to this website. For instance, this website may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. This information may be displayed publicly or provided to others. However, personally-identifying information is not disclosed other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Brigitte Brulz only discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those who need to know the information in order to process it on her behalf or to provide services available on this website, and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. These may be located outside of your home country. By using this website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Brigitte Brulz will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to those who need to know the information as described above, Brigitte Brulz will disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other government request, or when Brigitte Brulz believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of this website, third parties, or the public at large.

Blog posts communicate new features and keep you up to date with what is going on with this website and products. If you send a request (for example via e-mail), Brigitte Brulz reserves the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help to support other users. Brigitte Brulz takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Likes

Only users logged in to WordPress.com may be able to like blog pages. To process a comment like or blog post like, information such as WordPress.com user ID/username, the local site-specific user ID, and a true/false data point that shows the user liked a specific comment is used. In addition to this, information may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if you use it. This will allow a picture to be displayed next to your like.

Notifications

Only users logged in to WordPress.com can use notifications. If using notifications, IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country location may be used. In addition, some visitor-related information such as e-mail address, WordPress.com username, site URL, etc. may also be sent to the WordPress dashboard visible by Brigitte Brulz.

Rights You Have Concerning Your Data

If you have left comments or liked posts, you can request to receive any personal data WordPress holds on you by contacting Brigitte Brulz by e-mail. You can also request to have all of your personal data erased from WordPress. This does not include any data WordPress is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Other Websites

Through this website, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Brigitte Brulz. She is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any other websites or third parties.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Brigitte Brulz may change this Privacy Policy from time to time at her sole discretion. Brigitte Brulz encourages visitors to check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions?

If you have any questions or comments concerning this privacy policy, please contact Brigitte Brulz at brigittebrulzis@gmail.com. By contacting Brigitte Brulz, you are giving her permission to respond to you via e-mail to the e-mail address you used to send your questions or comments. Your e-mail address provided when contacting her will not be used for any other purpose other than to reply to you. She may save your e-mails in her own personal gmail account inbox for future reference. You may request to have your e-mails deleted if desired.

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018