Privacy Policy

Wel­come to Monaural Press. My name is Neal Umphred and it is my policy to re­spect your pri­vacy re­garding any in­for­ma­tion I may col­lect while op­er­ating this website.

I have a few fun­da­mental prin­ci­ples about col­lecting both personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion (PII) and non-personally-identifying information:

  I don’t ask for per­sonal in­for­ma­tion un­less this web­site needs it.

•  I don’t share per­sonal in­for­ma­tion with anyone ex­cept to comply with the law, de­velop my prod­ucts, or pro­tect my rights.

•  I don’t store per­sonal in­for­ma­tion on my servers un­less re­quired for the on­going op­er­a­tion of this site

This site may col­lect sta­tis­tics about the be­havior of vis­i­tors. This site may dis­play this in­for­ma­tion pub­licly or pro­vide it to others. How­ever, this web­site does not dis­close personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion other than as de­scribed below.

My web­site: https://www.monauralpress.com

My email: [email protected]

Personal data collected on this site

Like most web­sites, this site col­lects non-personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion of the sort that web-browsers and web-servers typ­i­cally make avail­able, such as browser type, lan­guage pref­er­ence, re­fer­ring site, and the date and time of each vis­itor re­quest. My pur­pose in col­lecting non-personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion is to better un­der­stand how my vis­i­tors use this site.

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

Advertisements

Ads ap­pearing on this site may be de­liv­ered to users by ad­ver­tising part­ners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad-server to rec­og­nize your com­puter each time they send you an on­line ad­ver­tise­ment to com­pile in­for­ma­tion about you or others who use your computer.

This in­for­ma­tion al­lows ad net­works to, among other things, de­liver tar­geted ad­ver­tise­ments that they be­lieve will be of most in­terest to you. This Pri­vacy Policy covers the use of cookies by this web­site and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Akismet

We col­lect in­for­ma­tion about vis­i­tors who com­ment on Sites that use our Ak­ismet anti-spam ser­vice. The in­for­ma­tion we col­lect de­pends on how the User sets up Ak­ismet for the Site, but typ­i­cally in­cludes the com­menter’s IP ad­dress, user agent, re­ferrer, and Site URL (along with other in­for­ma­tion di­rectly pro­vided by the com­menter such as their name, user­name, email ad­dress, and the com­ment itself).

Analytics

By de­fault, Word­Press does not col­lect any an­a­lytics data. How­ever, this web­site uses Google An­a­lytics, which has made steps to be­come com­pliant with the Eu­ro­pean Union’s (EU) new Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) stan­dards. The data re­ten­tion set­tings have twenty-six months as the de­fault setting.

On this site, I use An­a­lytify and it is set this to anonymize your IP ad­dresses be­fore storage and pro­cessing be­gins. The IP anonymiza­tion fea­ture sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP ad­dresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 ad­dresses to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the An­a­lytics Col­lec­tion Net­work. The full IP ad­dress is never written to disk in this case.

If you want to ex­clude your­self en­tirely from Google An­a­lytics tracking, click [analytify_user_optout]HERE[/analytify_user_optout].

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. After ap­proval of your com­ment, your pro­file pic­ture is vis­ible to the public in the con­text of your comment.

Contact forms

This site keeps con­tact form sub­mis­sions for 90 days for cus­tomer ser­vice pur­poses but does not use the in­for­ma­tion sub­mitted to them for mar­keting purposes.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of in­for­ma­tion that a web­site stores on a visitor’s com­puter, and that

, we also col­lect some basic server data, in­cluding all of the sub­scribing user’s HTTP re­quest headers, the IP ad­dress from which the sub­scribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to ac­cess the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the ex­clu­sive pur­pose of mon­i­toring and pre­venting abuse and spam.

Func­tion­ality cookies are set for a du­ra­tion of 347 days to re­member a visitor’s blog and post sub­scrip­tion choices if, in fact, they have an ac­tive subscription.

This site also uses the Jet­pack mo­bile theme. The data used in­cludes visitor’s pref­er­ence on viewing the mo­bile ver­sion of a site. A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to re­member whether or not a vis­itor of the site wishes to view its mo­bile version.

SEOPress

This site uses SEO­Press for search en­gine op­ti­miza­tion. SEO­Press does do not col­lect any data from this site.

WordPress

By de­fault, Word­Press does not col­lect any per­sonal data about vis­i­tors, and only col­lects the data shown on the User Pro­file screen from reg­is­tered users.

WPDiscuz comments

This site uses WPDiscuz for com­ments. WPDiscuz stores your name, email ad­dress, and web­site in cookies. These are used to de­tect cur­rent guest com­ments and to keep filed the names, emails, and web­site fields in the com­ment form.

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. After ap­proval of your com­ment, your pro­file pic­ture is vis­ible to the public in the con­text of your comment.

 

Who we share data with

By de­fault, Word­Press does not share any per­sonal data with anyone, and I do not and will not rent or sell po­ten­tially personally-identifying and personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion to anyone.

This site dis­closes po­ten­tially personally-identifying and personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion only in re­sponse to a sub­poena, court order, or other gov­ern­mental re­quests, or when I be­lieve in good faith that dis­clo­sure is rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect the prop­erty or rights of this web­site, third par­ties, or the public at large.

If you are a reg­is­tered user of this site and have sup­plied your email ad­dress, I may oc­ca­sion­ally send you an email to tell you about new fea­tures, so­licit your feed­back, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with this web­site and my products.

This site takes all mea­sures rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect against the unau­tho­rized ac­cess, use, al­ter­ation, or de­struc­tion of po­ten­tially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

 

How long we retain data

If you leave a com­ment on this site, the com­ment and its meta­data are re­tained in­def­i­nitely. This is so the site can rec­og­nize and ap­prove any follow-up com­ments au­to­mat­i­cally in­stead of holding them in a mod­er­a­tion queue.

For users that reg­ister on this site, this site also stores 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).

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an ac­count on this site or have left com­ments on this site, you have the fol­lowing rights:

•  You can re­quest to re­ceive an ex­ported file of the per­sonal data this site holds about you, in­cluding any data you have pro­vided it.

•  You can also re­quest that this site erases any per­sonal data it holds about you. This does not in­clude any data this site is obliged to keep for ad­min­is­tra­tive, legal, or se­cu­rity purposes.

 

Where we send your data

Vis­itor com­ments left on this site may be checked through Ak­ismet, an au­to­mated spam de­tec­tion ser­vice. (See above)

 

How we protect your data

This site takes all mea­sures rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect against the unau­tho­rized ac­cess, use, al­ter­ation, or de­struc­tion of po­ten­tially personally-identifying and personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion. This is done using sev­eral se­cu­rity ser­vice plugins.

 

What third parties we receive data from

This site does not re­ceive data about users from third par­ties, in­cluding but not lim­ited to advertisers.

 

Automated decision making and profiling

This site does not allow any au­to­mated decision-making or profiling.

 

Industry regulatory disclosures

I am not a member of any reg­u­lated in­dustry and there­fore not re­quired to dis­close any in­for­ma­tion on the web­site to anyone business-related.

 

Privacy Policy changes

Al­though most changes are likely to be minor, this site may change its Pri­vacy Policy from time to time, and in my sole dis­cre­tion. I en­courage vis­i­tors to fre­quently check this page for any changes to its Pri­vacy Policy.

Your con­tinued use of this site after any change in this Pri­vacy Policy will con­sti­tute your ac­cep­tance of such change.