Who we are
This web site is owned and operated by Riff the Razzle, LLC (“we”, “our” “us”). It is administered by Douglas Barton, author of Riff the Razzle, to promote the book. The site will also be used to discuss technology topics of general concern, in particular, privacy and security.
Our website address is: https://douglasbartonauthor.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We value our visitors’ privacy. We only collect data required to support site operations and to enable visitors to comment on posts and subscribe to our newsletter.
If you post a comment on the site, we collect your name and email address to support spam detection. Your name is displayed on the site with your comment. Your email address is not shown.
If you contact the administrator or subscribe to the newsletter, we collect your email address.
We may collect other information that cannot be readily used to identify you, such as the domain name and IP address of your computer. We may use this information, individually or in the aggregate, for technical administration of our web site, account administration, and to help us improve the site for our visitors. This may include information:
- in the aggregate with other information for statistical reporting;
- as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
- as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
- as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of Riff the Razzle, LLC, its users, or others;
- this may include exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.
Notice to European Union users
Our operations are located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.
When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
Our site uses Google Analytics to collect aggregate statistics about the site usage. For more information, refer to the Google Analytics Terms of Service, paragraph 7, Privacy, found here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/default.html.
Who we share your data with
We store your data on servers provided by a third-party hosting vendor with whom we have contracted. A second third-party service maintains backups of the site.
If you chose to contact the administrator of the site using the Contact Me page or the administrator’s email address directly, your email will be stored on a third-party email service. A separate third-party service is used to manage subscriptions to the site newsletter to include notifications of new content.
Access to the site is monitored by several third-party services to provide cybersecurity protection and spam reduction.
We do not otherwise provide your data to any third-party.
What third parties we receive data from
This web site does not receive data about individual users from third parties.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata (user name and email address) are retained indefinitely. If you subscribe to the site newsletter, your name and email address are stored with a third-party service until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. If you contact the administrator, your email is retained until your comments are dispositioned and then the email is deleted.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on the site, you can request that we delete your comments and associated metadata. This does not include any information we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.