Who I am

I’m Dan Pratt, founder and publisher of danprattdesign.com, and my website address is: https://danprattdesign.com

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

The only personal information I collect is:

(1) email addresses from people who specifically sign up for an email subscription service that notifies them whenever I have published a new article on the blog;

(2) email addresses from people who leave comments on specific posts or general pages on my site. These emails are used to assist in spam detection and to verify that a legitimate comment is being posted rather than a fake message or promotional advertisement generated by a automated bot system. When a reader posts a comment to my site, an automated app holds the comment in a queue for me to moderate and decide if the comment will be published on my site. The email address will not be published with the comment, and I am the only person who will see it. On rare occasions I may use the email address to privately contact the writer if I have information of a private or personal nature that I wish to share with them, or to explain why I have chosen not to publish their comment.

An anonymized string of data created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. The photo publication process is done entirely by an automated app.

(3) email addresses from people who contact me through my blog’s address ([email protected]). I keep messages from individuals for two years and then delete them, and do not retain the senders’ names or email addresses. I keep emails I receive from companies and businesses indefinitely in case I need to contact these firms sometime in the future to request information for posts I may be planning to write for my blog.

Embedded content from other websites

Some of the articles I post on my site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images from other websites, links to articles on other websites, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who I share your data with

I do not share, trade, sell, give or loan email addresses to anyone else. I am the only person who can see the email addresses provided in comments, general emails, and the automated subscriber notification emails.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who subscribe to the email notification service that advises when new posts are published, your email address is retained in the email app until you cancel your subscription or request that your subscription be cancelled. You can cancel at any time. Your email addresses will not be retained after you cancel.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, you can request that I delete them. Once deleted, your email address also will be deleted and I will not keep any record of it.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Subscription email requests also are processed by an automated service. Email addresses are not sent anywhere else.

Your contact information

I can be reached at: [email protected]