Privacy Policy

Last updated June 3, 2018

This privacy policy explains how Miracle Occurs Here (accessible at https://blog.michaelscepaniak.com/) collects, uses, and discloses your personal data, and for what purposes. We take your privacy very seriously, quite possible more seriously than anyone who visits or uses Miracle Occurs Here. When it comes to decisions regarding user privacy, whenever feasible, we err on the side of collecting less personal data. If, after having read this policy, you have any questions or comments, please email them to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Logging

As is standard for all web sites, Miracle Occurs Here logs each incoming access request and any resultant errors. The logs contain visitors’ Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which can be considered personal data. For diagnostic, troubleshooting, and attack remediation purposes, IP addresses are retained in these logs and any reports generated from these logs, but only for a finite period of time (less than a week). Archived and/or longer-lived versions of these logs and reports either do not contain IP addresses or contain IP addresses in a masked or obfuscated state that does not allow for personal identification of any visitors.

Access to these logs and reports is limited to necessary individuals. We use DreamHost as the processor to host Miracle Occurs Here. As such, you should expect that their personnel has access, as well. DreamHost’s privacy policy is available for review here – https://www.dreamhost.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Analytics

As is typical for many web sites, Miracle Occurs Here uses a third-party analytics service to monitor and collect statistics about the use of Miracle Occurs Here by visitors. We employ this service in an attempt to better understand how people use Miracle Occurs Here. Our usage of the service is configured in a way that does not allow for personal identification of any visitors. (All visitors’ IP addresses are masked at the time of collection and any personally-identifying cookies are set to automatically delete when the browser is closed.)

Access to these analytics is limited to necessary individuals. We use Google Analytics as the processor to perform this service. As such, you should expect that their personnel has access, as well. Google’s privacy policy is available for review here – https://policies.google.com/privacy

Comments

If you choose to submit a comment on Miracle Occurs Here, you are required to provide your name and email address, and are also allowed to provide a web site. The email address is retained internally for administrative purposes, while the optional web site is published publicly to allow others to reach out to you- or find out more about you on a peer-to-peer basis. Upon submittal, your IP address is also recorded.

You have the right to a) request a copy of this data as it relates to you and/or b) request that this data be deleted from Miracle Occurs Here. To do so, please send your request via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required. In order to identify your data, please specify the email address or addresses it is associated with. If you are requesting that your data be deleted, please understand that any caching of Miracle Occurs Here we perform on our side may prevent your data from disappearing from public view for up to a week.

When submitting a comment, you have the option to choose that we remember your personal data to speed your submission of future comments. We do this via cookies. (A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser/device.) These cookies are not necessary for the functioning of Miracle Occurs Here and you can decline to consent to them when submitting comments. If you have previously accepted our cookies, you will have to remove the cookies yourself via your browser settings (if desired).

As is typical for many blogs, Miracle Occurs Here uses a third-party spam detection service to filter out spam submitted as comments. We employ this service in an attempt to prevent trashy, self-promotional, and non-sensical comments from filling up the blog posts. This may require visitors’ comments and other information that visitors provide along with those comments (such as the visitor’s name and email address) to be processed and/or recorded.

Miracle Occurs Here uses Akismet as the processor to perform this service. Akismet’s privacy policy is available for review here – https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

Email Subscriptions

If you choose to subscribe to any email notifications, you are required to provide a recipient email address, and may optionally provide your name and web site. The email address is required to deliver the emails as requested, while the optional data is collected for possible administrative and/or follow-up purposes. Upon submittal, your IP address is also recorded. Upon receipt of any sent emails, the opening of any messages is not tracked, but the clicking of any links contained therein is (for compliance purposes, as per our processor).

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us. However, unsubscribing does not necessarily result in your personal data being deleted. You have the right to a) request a copy of this data as it relates to you, b) request this data to be corrected/modified, and/or c) request that this data be deleted. To do so, please send your request via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required. In order to identify your data, please specify the email address or addresses it is associated with.

Access to this email management is limited to necessary individuals. We use MailChimp as the processor to perform this service. As such, you should expect that their personnel has access, as well. MailChimp’s privacy policy is available for review here – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Sharing

Any personal data you provide us is not shared with any third-parties other than the service providers (processors) identified above.

Security

We force all access to Miracle Occurs Here to be encrypted (https://), thereby keeping any data provided and requested private and as secure as possible during transmission to and from Miracle Occurs Here. With that said, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure.

As is typical for many web sites, Miracle Occurs Here uses a third-party optimization and security service to speed-up access to- and mitigate attacks against our web site. We employ this service in an attempt to keep our visitors happy and safe. This may require visitors’ IP addresses to be recorded.

Miracle Occurs Here uses Cloudflare as the processor to perform this service. Cloudflare’s privacy policy is available for review here – https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

Updates

This privacy policy is current as of the date set forth above. We may change this privacy policy from time to time. If so, the latest version will be published on this page.

Mike

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