Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is: https://www.acehoward.net.

My name is Ace Howard and I’m the sole owner of this website.

What personal data do I collect and do why I collect it?

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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.

Media

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.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form on the website, we will collect your name and email address for the purpose of basic email communication.

I do not store your information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.

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 have an account and you log in to http://acehoward.net, the site 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, the site 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.

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.

Analytics

Who do I share your data with?

Your IP address is shared with Tips and Tricks HQ for the purpose of the All In One WP Security & Firewall plugin.

How long does this site retain your data?

If you leave a comment, 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 http://acehoward.net (if any), the 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). 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 the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data the site holds about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where do I send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

For questions and concerns, please contact me, Ace Howard, through the Contact page.

Additional information

This site is used for personal purposes only. I do not engage in any form of complex collection or processing of personal data.

How do I protect your data?

I use SSL encryption on this site to protect your account information.

What data breach procedures do I have in place?

If I encounter a data breach information, I will notify all users with accounts on this site immediately.

What third parties do I receive data from?

I do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling do I do with user data?

I do not provide a service which includes automated decision making.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The website owner, Ace Howard, undergoes annual privacy and security training for his role as a Technical Writer at Coupa Software.

Website Plugin Disclosures

Plugin: Akismet

Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect 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).