Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.alonewithinvisiblepeople.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
If you have writing (or other) questions, post them under the current episode. We don’t offer a contact form.
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, 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 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.
We don’t use them on the site. Our podcast feed has aggregate (anonymous) information on how many people listen to our show, and we do watch our numbers with our podcast service. But that’s all they are. Numbers.
We’re old fashioned about this. If you’re into dancing with jellyfish by the light of the moon, your weird secret will stay with you.
Who we share your data with
We don’t. No outside advertisers, no inside tracking, no list sharing, nothing.
If we are required to turn over records for law enforcement or other legal purposes, we will comply with authorities who have the necessary documentation, and they will get what we have. At MOST, that’s going to be your real name and real email address. See below.
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.
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
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.
Your contact information
You are not required to use your real name or your “best” email address when you’re asking a question. We don’t save the email addresses, and though we may reply privately through WordPress to let you know we’re going to use your question (or to just chat with you if you seem cool), so if the address doesn’t actually go to you, you’ll miss this info.
If we answer your question in a future show, we’re going to anonymize your question anyway to make sure we don’t cause anyone embarrassment. My preferred AnonyNames for folks asking questions are Kate and Bob. Becca may choose other names.
We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason.
How we protect your data
You cannot create an account here, so by intent we are doing our best to not store your data. You have the option of not using your real name or best email address, so site scrapers and other scum don’t have to have access to you. You have the option to NOT store your data for future use.
And the site is hosted by Tigertech, which does a phenomenal job of maintaining its servers and site set-up procedures.
What data breach procedures we have in placE
If the site is breached, the name and email address you’ve given us may be collected. Don’t use your best address. If it’s an issue, don’t use your real name.
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We don’t. Period.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Some of our podcasts will include profanity. Some may include a lot of profanity. I LIKE using swear words. They make me happy. Becca is my daughter, and shares my love of the edgier side of language.
With that said, most of the time we’ll take it easy with the Wicked Wango Tongue, because overall, we want to reach and help fiction writers, and a lot of you don’t find cussing fun, or enjoy listening to other people do it.
And Becca and I can both do a very good job of behaving ourselves when it’s appropriate to do so.
SO… Podcasts that include profanity will have a disclaimer at the beginning of the episode. It will let you know that there’s mild profanity, or major profanity. If you are offended by profanity, skip those episodes.