YOUR PRIVACY IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO US. WE HAVE A FEW FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights.
  • I don’t store personal information on my server.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

Kathy Kaehler operates this website, kathykaehler.net. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website.

WEBSITE VISITORS

Like most website operators, we collect 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. For this, we use Google Analytics. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this website.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on blog posts. We only disclose commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrator of this website.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with the site in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who send an email to Kathy via the Contact page’s form to enter their name and email address. Those who subscribe to the blog and the newsletter are asked to provide their email address. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with this website. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

We will disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when it is believed in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, third parties, or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address for the newsletter subscription, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new blog posts and other Kathy Kaehler related news. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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. We use 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 using this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

COMMENTS

Comments and other content submitted to the blog are saved on the server, unless they are marked as spam, in which case they are filtered by Akismet and are deleted promptly.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change the Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last updated on January 7, 2016