Privacy Policy

Source: WordPress & Divi Theme

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://aaronmetosky.com.

In this section you should note your site URL, as well as the name of the company, organization, or individual behind it, and some accurate contact information.

The amount of information you may be required to show will vary depending on your local or national business regulations. You may, for example, be required to display a physical address, a registered address, or your company registration number.

Our website address is: https://aaronmetosky.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In this section you should note what personal data you collect from users and site visitors. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

You should also note any collection and retention of sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health.

In addition to listing what personal data you collect, you need to note why you collect it. These explanations must note either the legal basis for your data collection and retention or the active consent the user has given.

Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with your site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds and/or plugins.

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, only collects data shown on the User Registered Users/Profile Screen. However, some of your plugins may collect personal data. You should add the relevant information below:

Comments / Contact for Help or Support

In this subsection you should note what information is captured through comments. We have noted the data which WordPress collects by default.

Please note, WordPress has default settings for data collection, comments and messages as well as subscribers via WordPress sites.

Below, are the site settings for www.aaronmetosky.com and please make sure that you read the settings in complete detail because there are a a few important items that you will want to make yourself familiar with so that you understand the entire process for commenting, getting approved and subscribing/signing up on the site. This will dramatically increase both the time it takes to have your post(s) approved and posted, as well as knowing how to always be approved and never having your comments, posts deleted or marked as spam.

After reviewing this page or any part of the site at all, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions, or just a general inquiry. My expectation and goal is to always respond within 12-24 hours from the time I receive the message (24 hrs is at the max of the response time). If for some reason, you do not receive a response from me within that time period, there is unfortunately a reason and I do apologize — customer service and answering my messages is one of my absolute top priorities. As mentioned above, if you do not receive a response from me within the above mentioned timeframe, it is most likely the weekend and I am away or unable to respond to my messages or there is something that is taking precedent over work (which I hope and I know that you can all understand that sometimes things happen unexpectedly and life happens!).

In those extremely rare situations, I would respectfully ask you to be patient for a brief amount of time, and I will of course make it my priority to respond and help resolve any issues the moment I am able to and in the order they were received. Here are the best ways to reach me, in order:

  1. Google Allo (this is a FREE app, available on iPhones/Androids/Computers. Super easy to download & it works EXACTLY like a text message. The second you send a msg using the app, I receive the msg just like a text (& may response time/all-time is under a minute). Here is link if you are unfamiliar or just need a refresher on how to download/install/use
    https://allo.google.com/
  2. Text/Call as you typically would (also extremely fast response time, ESPECIALLY text).
    412.913.5315.
  3. Fill out ‘Contact Form‘ & I will respond as soon as possible.
    https://aaronmetosky.com/contact/
  4. Email, aaron@aaronmetosky.com (please use subject line to help me out)
  5. And lastly, ‘Message/DM’ on my Social Media, use this order:
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronmetosky/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/aaronmetosky
    Facebook http://facebook.com/aaronmetosky

Media

In this subsection you just want to make sure you pay attention to any personal information you voluntarily give out. Just like any site, there are always people that are going to be looking to get something for nothing. Just be aware and do not give away personal, confidential information.

Though when you are on aaronmetosky.com, you will be on one of the most possible secure sites possible.

  • Divi is the ultimate WordPress theme and visual theme page builder
  • The Divi theme comes standard with 50+ security, safety features standard
  • A Theme You Can Trust, We have been building the world’s most popular WordPress themes for over 8 years and you can rest assured knowing that Divi and it’s dev team aren’t going anywhere!
  • Dedicated Support, We have a huge support team and we are dedicated to helping our customers get the most out of Divi. If you run into any problems, we have your back.

Rock Solid Security

We take security seriously, which is why we partnered with Sucuri.net to make sure Divi tighter than Fort Knox. Sucuri found zero issues with the theme, and you can rest easy knowing your precious website is safe.

 

Contact forms

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form., but be aware there are/will continue to be contact forms, pop-ups, subscribe forms, etc built in the site for the benefit of the site only and for marketing, advertising and remarketing for the site only. NEVER will any lists, names, emails, or any personal information of any kind EVERY be sold — that is 100% guarantee. If you use a contact form plugin, use this subsection to note what personal data is captured when someone submits a contact form, and how long you keep it. For example, you may note that you keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

In this subsection you should list the cookies your web site uses, including those set by your plugins, social media, and analytics. We have provided the cookies which WordPress installs by default.

f 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.

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

In this subsection you should note what analytics package you use, how users can opt out of analytics tracking, and a link to your analytics provider’s privacy policy, if any.

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. You may also have installed a WordPress plugin that provides analytics services. In that case, add information from that plugin here.

 

Who we share your data with

In this section you should name and list all third party providers with whom you share site data, including partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, and third party service providers, and note what data you share with them and why. Link to their own privacy policies if possible.

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

In this section you should explain how long you retain personal data collected or processed by the web site. While it is your responsibility to come up with the schedule of how long you keep each dataset for and why you keep it, that information does need to be listed here. For example, you may want to say that you keep contact form entries for six months, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.

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

In this section you should explain what rights your users have over their data and how they can invoke those rights.

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

In this section you should list all transfers of your site data outside the European Union and describe the means by which that data is safeguarded to European data protection standards. This could include your web hosting, cloud storage, or other third party services.

European data protection law requires data about European residents which is transferred outside the European Union to be safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was in Europe. So in addition to listing where data goes, you should describe how you ensure that these standards are met either by yourself or by your third party providers, whether that is through an agreement such as Privacy Shield, model clauses in your contracts, or binding corporate rules.

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

Your contact information

In this section you should provide a contact method for privacy-specific concerns. If you are required to have a Data Protection Officer, list their name and full contact details here as well.

Additional information

If you use your site for commercial purposes and you engage in more complex collection or processing of personal data, you should note the following information in your privacy policy in addition to the information we have already discussed.

How we protect your data

In this section you should explain what measures you have taken to protect your users’ data. This could include technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection. If you have carried out a Privacy Impact Assessment, you can mention it here too.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In this section you should explain what procedures you have in place to deal with data breaches, either potential or real, such as internal reporting systems, contact mechanisms, or bug bounties.

What third parties we receive data from

If your web site receives data about users from third parties, including advertisers, this information must be included within the section of your privacy policy dealing with third party data.

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

If your web site provides a service which includes automated decision making – for example, allowing customers to apply for credit, or aggregating their data into an advertising profile – you must note that this is taking place, and include information about how that information is used, what decisions are made with that aggregated data, and what rights users have over decisions made without human intervention.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If you are a member of a regulated industry, or if you are subject to additional privacy laws, you may be required to disclose that information here.

Source: Caldera Forms

Caldera Forms: Data Collection

Caldera Forms stores a record of all form submissions. Your data may be deleted by the site administrator. You may request a report of saved data related to your email address.

Caldera Forms stores data only briefly for each submission. Uploaded media files may remain on the server.

Some data may be shared with other services including [list services such as MailChimp, PayPal]