Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important.

Some personal information is collected at agencyofwords.com, and the kind of information depends on what you do here. This privacy policy will be updated from time to time as services evolve, but your protection will always be top priority.

If you sign up for something on this site, your name and email is collected so the content can be delivered to you.

When you visit this site, some basic information is gathered to help me provide the most useful information for you, and to structure it in a way that’s easy for all visitors to access. That’s done through the use of analytics tools, which deploy cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit this site, information may be collected from you automatically through cookies.

This site uses Google Analytics, which provides general information such as how you move between pages and whether you have downloaded anything. It also shows if you’re on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device, and your average session duration (how long you stick around on the site).

We’ve added code to my Google Analytics setup to make sure your IP address is anonymized. IP address information gets stripped out of the reports Google generates, but it’s still collected.

Anonymizing takes the last set of numbers of your IP address and changes them to zero (you can read about IP addresses here). That means the software can tell what country you’re in, but not the city, which gives you an added layer of privacy.

One important note: no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage method is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.

We may share your personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect my rights.

Cookies automatically expire after a period of time, but you can clear the cache and cookies from your web browser anytime you like (which will also help improve browser performance). If you’re not sure how to do that, pick your favourite search engine and ask “How to clear cookies in _____” and insert the name of your web browser. 

You can opt out of Google analytics altogether if you use the Google Chrome web browser. The opt-out Chrome add-on information is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

And here’s Google’s privacy policy, which covers their account users (like Gmail and YouTube) as well as analytics information: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Facebook
We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. 

For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Twitter
We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. 

These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

LinkedIn
We use a Linkedin Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch.

© Stacey Cornelius 2022

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