Privacy Policy

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JarredAndrews.com Privacy Policy

Who we (I) are (am)

JarredAndrews.com is a website, blog, and professional portfolio dedicated to digital business analysis, web strategy, design thinking, and related content.

The goal is to help companies, business cohorts, and future professionals envision (and ultimately deliver) better and more succinct ethical workplace futures for workers, employees, or management.

Note: JarredAndrews.com believes that one (of the many) essential things when “online” is to provide data privacy and protection. For transparency, I monetize the site’s blog posts and some other pages (sans these 4 pages: Home, Privacy Policy, About, and Project Portfolio) with Google AdSense through advertising. I also monetize this website through Partnerships and provide a notification before the link (denoted with an asterisk *) if it’s a monetized link.


For example: I’m a *Todoist Ambassador (click the link if you’re looking for an intuitive, easy-to-use, and super powerful project management tool – that understands human language)!

Also, if you want to access the above link on a different page, click the Todoist Badge in the Footer!


Furthermore, you should see customizable cookie choices at the bottom of your screen (the blue tab that says “Manage Cookie Consent”). For visitors outside of the U.S.A., in countries with more comprehensive data protection regulations, “opt-out” options may also be displayed. If a region has data standards that cannot be immediately accommodated, Country Blockers and other tools may be used until it’s possible.

This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received, collected, retained, and temporarily stored (or not) by JarredAndrews.com and how it also gets used.

Below are links to additional terms and conditions for using this site:

Log Files

Like many other websites, JarredAndrews.com makes use of log files. The information inside of log files may include:

  • Internet protocol (IP) addresses
  • Type of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date/time stamp
  • Referring/exit pages
  • The number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the website, and gather demographic information

Some regulations (depending on your home state/country) imply that IP addresses and other such details don’t get linked to any personally identifiable information. However, with the new GDPR rolling out on May 25th, 2018, we agree with Recital 30 that:

Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools, and protocols, such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers, or other identifiers such as radio frequency identification tags. This may leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and additional information received by the servers, may be used to create profiles of the natural persons and identify them.

GDPREU.org

Cookies and Web Beacons

You can view this site’s cookie policy here: https://jarredandrews.com/cookie-policy/.

JarredAndrews.com does use cookies to store information about visitor preferences, like which information appeals to our audience on specific pages. We do that by recording search phrases entered into the search tool (magnifying glass icon) on the site. We also use cookies to help customize web page content based on browser type, and other information visitors send via their browser.

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads. As of 3/15/21, JarredAndrews.com does not serve advertisements to visitors.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visits to other Internet sites.

Here is more info on how Google uses information from sites or apps that use its services: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

These third-party ad servers (or ad networks) use technology to display the advertisements and links that appear on websites and get sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. In addition, third-party ad networks may use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure advertisement effectiveness and/or personalize the advertising content you see.

More Third-Party Info

JarredAndrews.com has no access or control over cookies that third-party advertisers use. Therefore, you should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices and instructions about how to opt out of specific practices. You can find that information here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.

Different Web Browsers

If you use Yahoo, here is a link to their “Privacy controls” page: https://policies.yahoo.com/xa/en/yahoo/privacy/tools/index.htm

For Bing, here is a link to their “Privacy settings” page: https://www.bing.com/account/general

Microsoft Edge users, here is the link to their “Privacy > Ad Settings” page: https://choice.microsoft.com.

Google users, you can find the “Data & personalization” settings here: https://myaccount.google.com/data-and-personalization.

For Mozilla Firefox, here is a link to their “Privacy and security settings” page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/privacy-and-security

If you use DuckDuckGo, here is a link to their “Settings” page: https://duckduckgo.com/settings

What personal data we collect and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site (you must login in to do so), we collect the data shown in the comments form, an IP address, and browser user agent string (to help with 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Here is Gravatar’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. This is because visitors to the site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

JarredAndrews.com does not currently use a contact form. Please visit the contact page for more info.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save 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 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 gets 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 continue for a year.

Please note:

  • If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks.
  • When you log out of your account, the login cookies get removed.
  • An additional cookie gets saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. (This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one 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 the same way as if the visitor has visited the other site.

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

Currently, JarredAndrews.com’s data processor is Google Analytics.

Here is a link to the Google Analytics Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Google Analytics offers a browser add-on to opt-out of analytics tracking. Here is the link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Who we share your data with

JarredAndrews.com uses third-party providers’ services to help bring visitors relevant content and improve website functionality and security.

Below is a list of the third-party services (cloud-based or not) that we use (as of April 23, 2022) and their privacy policies or terms of use. Usage noted in parenthesis. The list is subject to change.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata get preserved to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

Google Analytics user and event data retention data are held on our site for a total of 50 months, beginning March 15, 2021.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view 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, by emailing [email protected].

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you by emailing admin@jarredandrews.com.

Please note that 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 before being sent for review. Also, visitor comments, logins, and data get automatically scanned with real-time malware, firewall, and spam detection (or similar) technologies. In this case, JarredAndrews.com uses Wordfence. More info can be found here: https://www.wordfence.com/wordfence-signup.

Your contact information

JarredAndrews.com doesn’t sell data to other organizations.

For any privacy-specific questions, please email [email protected].

Additional information

As mentioned above, JarredAndrews.com monetizes blog posts on this website through Google AdSense.

How we protect your data

JarredAndrews.com is encrypted with different technologies. We use SSL protection, 2FA, Content Delivery Networks, Firewalls, Blocking technologies, and other security measures.

What data breach procedures we have in place

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

JarredAndrews.com uses alerts and added security through Wordfence, SSL protection, our Host, and a Content Delivery Network — 24/7.

Once we have a blog page, we will require users to log in to leave comments through the Gravatar service (please see above RE: the “Comments” section for more info).

What third parties we receive data from

JarredAndrews.com doesn’t currently accept or buy data from third-party services for marketing or advertising.

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

JarredAndrews.com does not provide any service that includes automated decision-making/profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We update our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy to keep visitors and users up-to-date from time to time. Therefore, we encourage you to check for new changes frequently. Please see below for the changelog.


Changelog:

  • 3/15/21: Original Privacy Policy Published
  • 11/2/21: Additional third parties listed
  • 1/28/22: Cookie Policy link added
  • 4/23/22: Third-party services update
  • 5/6/22: Google AdSense added to blog posts only
  • 7/1/22: Todoist Ambassador and affiliate/partnership disclaimer example added
  • 7/25/22: Added pages omitted from AdSense
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