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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy has been created to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal information, described in United States legal fields as either personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), is being used online. Additionally, information is posted here in order to be in compliance with the EU with respect to their GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which takes effect on May 25, 2018. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal information in accordance with our website. Your privacy is critically important and this policy applies to all site visitors and newsletter subscribers.

WHO WE ARE
AKM Miles is the author and owner of this website.

DATA COLLECTION, SHARING, AND STORAGE
Information is collected by Automattic, the company responsible for WordPress and Jetpack products, in order to delivery site functionality and a richer visitor experience.  Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help identify and track visitors and Site usage.  A cookie is a string of information that a Site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on Sites. These files are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers may set their browsers to refuse cookies with the understanding that some site features may not function properly.

For full transparency, here are the Privacy Policies relevant to the resources used on this site.
Automattic’s Privacy Policy is listed here for your review: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/
JetPack’s feature-specific Privacy Policy can be reviewed here: https://jetpack.com/support/for-your-privacy-policy/

The following are also collected should you choose to leave a comment:

  • Your name as you have given it.
  • Your email address.
  • Your current IP address.
  • Your website address, if you provide it.

Other visitors to the website will only see your name and your comment. If you provide a website address, it will be linked to your name so that people can visit your site if they wish. This information will not be disclosed, released or shared with anyone not associated with AKM Miles, outside of any legal requirement.

By choosing to “post comment” in response to a post, you are acknowledging that your personal data can be stored and used in line with this Privacy Policy. You are also confirming that either you are at least 18 years of age or that you have parental consent for opting-in, or are of legal age in your country of origin. You will not be able to post a comment without selecting this checkbox.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. At your request, or when the website is closed, we will delete / destroy your personal data in all formats.


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use the information we collect in the following ways:
• To respond to comments on blog posts
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature or update.
• To follow up after initial contact
• To maintain site security
• To improve the services we provide and overall website traffic information

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Data collected by third parties is managed by their respective privacy policies (as listed above). 

THIRD-PARTY LINKS (text links or graphic/badge links)
Occasionally, we may include links to other websites via a link or badge which the visitor clicks then leaves our site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. We seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites and will promptly remove them should they pose a risk to our visitors.

YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to access your personal data held by the site owner, to know how we use it, and to update or correct your personal data. This policy should help make that clear, but specific questions are always welcome. You also have the right to request that we delete all personal data.

CONTACT
All inquiries and requests relating to your personal data can be directed to AKM Miles at akmmiles@yahoo.com. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests and respond to such messages in a timely manner.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy by updating it and posting the update on this same Privacy Policy Page with a notation regarding the change.


May 24, 2018
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