Privacy Policy

What’s going on here?

Hey there. My name is Tayler, and I am a human being just like you. I like movies and stories and pictures and shiny things, and I am guessing you do too. That’s probably why you are here visiting Tayler’s Eyes.  Now, whenever we venture out into the great realm of the Internet, some of our information gets shared. That’s just how it is. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to get it. It’s just a byproduct of my having a site and you visiting it. I like to see what countries my viewers are from, and I will read comments and respond, but that is about as far as I go. For full techs and specs and gobbledigook and what-have-you, keep reading (quick summaries are in the parentheses).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors (that’s you!) leave comments on the site (please do!) we (me/the website) collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. (What you write we get to read, and we like knowing whether or not you are a robot.)

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to ensure it is you 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. (We like to know that you are who you say you are, and your faces are beautiful!)

Media

If you upload images to the website, typically via comments, 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. (If you don’t want people to know where you are, don’t give them a map.)

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These options 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. (We do value your privacy).

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 indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

For more information on how your specific device handles cookies, check out your browser settings.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. (Sometimes I share pictures directly from another site, so it acts like a little bridge. I try to not do this.)

Analytics

This blog does record some information in the way of analytics. This data is collected so we can see what posts are popular, what country our viewers are from, what browsers y’all are using, and so on. Why? If I know that everyone loves a post on a pop culture movie but could do with less photo project blogs, I will adapt the writing process to serve your interest better. If there is a large foreign audience I will try to make my site as accessible as possible to non-English-speaking people. This data helps me build a better site.

Who we share your data with

I don’t run ads on this site. I don’t contact third parties to gossip about you. As I laid out in the sections above, any data collected about you is used to build a better site to serve your interests.

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. Let’s be honest, sometimes I forget to moderate for a while, and we don’t need all that backing up in the system.

For users that register on our website (this is not currently a thing, but should it become a thing in the future, we will hold to these policies), 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). These are all given at your discretion. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. (We admins have special permissions that allow us to monitor and serve our visitors so that wrongful content does not persist and the good stuff lives on.)

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. (If you want us to toss you like last week’s soup, let us know! But please don’t go! Let us know first if there is a better way we could be serving you.)

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. (This saves me a lot of time and you a lot of useless links and ads.)

Your contact information

If you share your contact information with us, you have given us permission to contact you. Any other information you supply in the contact form(s) on this site is information you are thereby agreeing to share with me. I will use that information to serve you to the best of my abilities.