Definitions

  • “I”, “we”, or “the Website” refers to Lancy McCall and LancyMcCall.com.
  • “You”, “user”, or “visitor” refers to the user of the Website.
  • “GDPR” means General Data Protection Act.

General

This privacy policy (“policy”) will help you understand how Lancy McCall (“us”, “we”, “our”) uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use lancymccall.com (“site”, “website”, “service”).

By accessing our site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this policy.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to visit this page frequently.

Comments

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.

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 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 shows 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.

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.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the site. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

Who We Share Your Data With

Our website and promotional emails may contain adverts, sponsored, and affiliate links on some pages. These are served through our advertising partners, as well as served through our own means.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. (See Cookies section above.) We may earn a small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether or not you make a purchase on their website.

We do not sell your information.

Email Marketing Messages, Subscriptions, and Contact Form

Under the GDPR, we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list or reaching out to us via our Contact form.

Any email marketing messages we send are done so through Substack. Substack collects your name, email address, IP address, subscription time and date, and your open data and activity related to messages sent. You can opt out of receiving emails either by unsubscribing at the bottom of the email or by contacting us at lancym@lancymccall.com.

How Long We Keep your Data

If you leave a comment, we keep the comment and its metadata 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

Under the GDPR, your rights are:

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decisions-making including profiling.

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. We use the following companies to manage data: Substack, Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Analytics.