Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.themessagecrafter.com. This website provides information about The Message Crafter, Sue Stoney, who offers writing coach, writing and editing services to individuals and small business owners. The blog section of the site includes content that prospective clients may find useful for their writing projects.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Website Visitor 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 protect the site and its visitors from spam and other online bad actors.
After we approve your comment, your profile picture can be visible to the public in the context of your comment (if your profile picture is available in the public domain).
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.
Any forms that you fill out will send us an email message with the form contents in it. We will keep email messages as needed to deal with your request.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies 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 visit our login page, 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.
If 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 on our site, 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.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, we retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments from you automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users who register on our website 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.
Our contact information
Should you wish to make contact with us, please do it here.