Last updated: 29 January, 2020 by Ethan Green
No Sleepless Nights is committed to ensuring that your personal data is used correctly and in accordance with the highest standards of Data Protection Law.
It also explains what I do to keep your personal data secure, as well as your rights in relation to the personal data I hold about you.
As you might already know from reading articles here, my name is Ethan Green and I am the founder and writer of the articles. I am the person to communicate with regarding this website.
You can contact me using the form on the contact page.
You can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
And you can write to me at this address:
Ethan Green. 31 River Court. Apt 708. Jersey City. New Jersey. 07310. United States.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
I try to keep how much of your personal information I collect to a minimum. For example, I don’t mind if you write an anonymous comment without including your name or email address.
I also don’t have an email subscription service, and will therefore never send you marketing emails after visiting this website.
However, there are some situations in which I use other personally identifying information, such as your IP address, to help me analyze how the website is doing.
And there is also some embedded content from other websites which put cookies on your browser.
Let’s take a look at each of the above points in more detail.
When visitors leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
I ask you to include your name and email address, but this is optional. You can make up a name if you prefer, or just leave those boxes blank.
I will not contact you directly using your email unless you asked me to in your comment. And I will not automatically add you to any marketing email list.
If you use the contact form to write to me, I need your email address to be able to reply to you. I also ask for your name so I can address you personally in the reply.
I will keep your name and email address until one month after our last contact, in case we need to get in touch regarding your query. After that time, I will delete it.
Your name and email will not be added to any kind of marketing list. So it will be used only for the duration of our communication.
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows a website to recognize and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or mobile device.
Cookies in affiliate links to other websites
Some of my product review articles include links to other websites where you can buy the product. If you click these links, a tracking cookie will be included on your device. The length of time depends on the particular website. Most last between 24 hours and 30 days.
The reason this happens is so they can see that your visit came from my website. And that allows them to work out if they should give me a commission if you buy the product during the time period they set.
Feel free to contact me to ask about the specific cookie length of any links on my website, and I will tell you how long it lasts for.
Google Analytics tracking cookie
I use Google Analytics tracking so I can build a picture of how visitors use the website. It tells me useful information which helps me improve the website.
Examples include: how long on average people spend reading an article, and which article they read next when they finish one.
If you prefer, you can use a browser add-on to switch this tracking off. You can find the google opt-out browser add-on here.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. images, my videos hosted on YouTube, and my Spotify playlists). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who I share your data with
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties.
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.
Data that is collected about you by the Google tracking package is kept for 2 years.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me.
You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet.
I store any personal data I keep on my private dedicated server, which is managed by Kinsta hosting and based in the United States.
How I protect your data
- I have received training in data protection and understand the importance of protecting readers’ data.
- I use an SSL certificate on the website for additional security.
- I use a managed dedicated server to minimize security breach risks from other websites.
- I review my information storage practices regularly to ensure I conform to best practices.
- I do not share personal data with anyone else. Ethan Green is the only person associated with the website who has access to the data.
What data breach procedures I have in place
- I use regular malware and vulnerability scanning.
- I monitor the website for data breaches.
- If I discover a data breach, I will inform users within 24 hours by email if appropriate, and with a visible message on every page of the website.
Amazon.com affiliate disclosure
If you click a link in an article on this website which takes you to amazon.com or another country’s version of Amazon, I may make a commission.
In most cases, tracking cookies are also put on your computer, so I make a commission during the time period that the cookie stays on your computer, which is decided by Amazon.
I may also make a commission from any other product you buy from Amazon during that period of time.
Amazon.com also have their own wording they would like us to use:
Malcolm Davies who is the owner of www.nosleeplessnights.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, I agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
To send me a message and receive a reply by email, you can use the contact form page
Alternatively, you can use your own email provider and one of the email addresses below:
My Email addresses
United States: (+1) 201 699 6135
United Kingdom: (+44) 07532 633352