Privacy Policy

We, PEBKAC Publishing Inc. and Diane Henders, Author (PPI/DH), take your privacy very seriously. We do not sell or trade your information to any other person or business, and we disclose your information only under very specific circumstances.

1.0 General:
1.1 PPI/DH is committed to protecting your right to privacy. The following describes how the personal information we collect from you will be handled, and your rights to limit the use of that information.

1.2 PPI/DH collects personal information by reasonable, lawfully permitted means and we limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information to that which is reasonably necessary for the purposes identified. PPI/DH will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required by law.

1.3 We reserve the right to revise this policy from time to time as we further study privacy issues and as the laws and practices evolve. We will publish revisions at our earliest reasonable convenience.

2.0 Purposes:
2.1 In order to provide you with a high quality experience and to manage our relationships with our existing and potential customers and visitors, PPI/DH may collect personal information such as your name, email address, or other information that may be required for specific activities or services. We use this information to provide benefits and services such as:
· Communicating information about new book releases, events, and other news;
· Emailing and/or generating RSS feeds to keep you updated about new posts to our site(s);
· Informing you of other benefits and services as described on various sign-up forms and pages;
· Displaying and responding to public comments that you submit to our site(s).

We may disclose the information we collect to certain third parties:
· This site is hosted by WordPress.com by Automattic, which also provides an RSS feed. PPI/DH has no control over WordPress/Automattic’s operations and is not affiliated with WordPress/Automattic beyond using its services as described and does not collect any data as a result of their use. WordPress/Automattic may collect and/or process your data. Their Cookie Policy is here and their Privacy Policy is here. PPI/DH relies on WordPress/Automattic’s legitimate interests to process this data so that we can communicate with you via posts and other updates. PPI/DH does not make any other use of this data.
· Some blog posts or comments may include personal data such as the names of people who posted information elsewhere online, made comments or similar. These posts are often shared on social media including Twitter and Facebook. The privacy and cookie policies of Twitter and Facebook will apply to information posted on their websites.
· We may also disclose your personal information to other consultants engaged in business activities with PPI/DH

2.2 We may also disclose your personal information:
· When permitted or required by law
· In a medical emergency
· To a public authority if, in our reasonable judgement, there appears to be an imminent danger which could be avoided by disclosing the information.

3.0 Consent:
3.1 Consistent with privacy principles and applicable legislation and where reasonably possible, PPI/DH only collects, uses or discloses personal information with your express consent. Under the applicable principles and legislation, consent may be obtained in writing or orally, expressly, impliedly or by not opting out. PPI/DH is careful to select a fair and reasonable form for the consent required in the circumstances.

3.2 By submitting your personal information on any of the pages or forms on our site(s), you consent to its collection and use as described in Section 2. You further consent to the use of that personal information to administer, implement, supply, and perform our benefits and services as they relate to you.

3.3 By submitting public comments to our site(s), you consent to the public display of all personal information you supply. If you wish to have a public comment removed from our site(s) we will remove it promptly at your request, but we take no responsibility for any copies of it that may appear elsewhere on the internet, as our websites are public and we cannot control the actions of visitors to our site(s).

4.0 Third-Party Transfers:
4.1 PPI/DH may retain third parties to help us promote, implement and administer our services. PPI/DH may disclose to these third parties the personal information they need to perform their obligations. In such cases, PPI/DH will take all reasonable contractual steps to ensure that a comparable level of personal information protection is provided by these third parties, including restricting their use of the information for any other purpose. When PPI/DH discloses or provides your personal information to a third party as permitted by these principles, PPI/DH will require them, by agreement, instruction or otherwise, to comply with the requirements that are embodied in these principles.

5.0 Accuracy:
5.1 PPI/DH will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you will be maintained as accurately and completely as necessary for its purpose. Your personal information will be verified in our records and updated if necessary each time you notify us of a change, and as practical during the course of our relationship with you. It is your responsibility to notify us immediately of any change in personal information which you have previously supplied to us.

6.0 Security:
6.1 PPI/DH will take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized access or disclosure, improper use, alteration or destruction.

6.2 Upon your written and reasonable request, your personal information will be erased from our records. Removal of your personal information from our records may affect our ability to provide you with our benefits and services.

7.0 Website Comments

7.1 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 help spam detection.

7.2 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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

8.0 Website Media

8.1 If you upload images to the website, 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.

9.0 Website Contact forms

9.1 We may use a third-party plug-in to generate our website contact forms.  We have no control over the third party’s operations and we are not affiliated with them beyond using their services to create our contact forms and we do not collect any data as a result of their use besides that which you knowingly enter. They may collect and/or process your data. We rely on their legitimate interests to process this data so that we can use your data as described in this Policy.

10.0 Cookies

10.1 If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving 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.

10.2 If you have an account and you 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 is discarded when you close your browser.

10.3 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 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.

10.4 If you edit or publish an article, 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.

10.5 Our web host and/or other applications such as Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress plugins may place cookie scripts on our site without our knowledge and beyond our control.  We use all these services in good faith; and to the best of our ability to determine we believe them to be compliant with applicable privacy and cookie legislation.  We are not affiliated with them beyond using their services and we do not collect any data as a result of their use. We rely on their legitimate interests to process this data so that we can communicate with you via our website, posts and other updates, but we have no control over their security or operations.  If you object to this, we suggest you do not use this site.

11.0 Embedded content from other websites

11.1 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.

11.2 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.

12.0 How long we retain your data

12.1 Your information is retained for historical purposes unless you request its removal from our records.

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

13.0 What rights you have over your data

13.1 If you 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. Please note that even if we erase your comments, copies may still appear elsewhere on the internet, as our websites are public and we cannot control the actions of visitors to our site(s).

14.0 Where we send your data

14.1 Our web host, SiteGround, maintains servers in various countries and may result in your personal information being transmitted across international borders.  SiteGround’s privacy policy is here and their data processing agreement is here.

15.0 Access and Compliance:
15.1 You can request additional information or request access to your personal information maintained by PPI/DH at any time. We will respond to your request within 45 days. There may be a small charge for each request. If charges apply, we will notify you in writing and seek your approval of the charges prior to processing your request. You may submit your request in writing to:

PEBKAC Publishing Inc. / Diane Henders, Author
PO Box 67
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S8
Attn: Privacy Officer

PPI/DH has tried to make these principles and practices relating to the management of your personal information easily available and understandable to you, to our executive, and to any other party permitted to obtain or use this information.

If you feel PPI/DH has not complied with these principles or practices, you may request that we correct or remedy such non-compliance using the address above and we will respond to your complaint promptly once we have had an opportunity to complete an investigation.