Privacy Policy

Last updated: 25 May 2018 by Ethan Green

Introduction

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.

This privacy policy explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you and what we do with your personal data.

It also set outs what we do to keep your personal data secure, as well as your rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you.

Contact

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 me page.

You can also email me directly at ethangreen@nosleeplessnights.com

And you can write a good old-fashioned letter to me at:

Ethan Green

227 Eastern Road

Brighton

East Sussex

BN2 5TA

United Kingdom

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We try to keep how much of your personal information we collect to a minimum. For example, we don’t mind if you write a comment without including your name or email address.

However, there are some situations in which we use other personally identifying information, such as your IP address, to help us 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.

Comments

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.

We 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 these fields blank.

We will not contact you directly using your email unless you asked us to. And we will not automatically add you to any marketing email list.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form to write to us, we need your email address to be able to reply to you. We also ask for your name so we can address you personally in the reply.

We 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, we will delete it.

Your name and email will not be added to any marketing list. So it will be used only for the duration of our communication.

Cookies

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.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use google analytics tracking so we can build a picture of how visitors use the website. It tells us useful information which helps us 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.

And to find out more, you can read the Google privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties.

How long we retain your data

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.

Data that is collected about you by the google tracking package is kept for 2 years.

If you sign up to follow us by email, we will keep your email and name indefinitely or until you ask us to remove you from the list.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We store any personal data we keep on our private dedicated server, which is managed by A2 hosting and based in the United States.

We use a third-party provider called MailChimp to store your email and send you our emails. You can ask us to unsubscribe you from this email list and have your data deleted at any time.

Additional information

How we protect your data

  • We have received training in data protection and understand the importance of protecting readers’ data.
  • We use an SSL certificate on the website.
  • We use a managed dedicated server to minimize security breach risks from other websites.
  • We review our information storage practices regularly to ensure we conform to best practice.
  • We 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 we have in place

  • We use regular malware and vulnerability scanning.
  • We monitor the website for data breaches.
  • If we discover a data breach, we 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, we may make a commission.

In most cases, tracking cookies are also put on your computer, so we make a commission during the time period that the cookie stays on your computer, which is decided by Amazon.

We 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)

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

CAN-SPAM Act

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  1. Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  2. Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  3. Include the physical address of our business.
  4. Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance.
  5. Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  6. Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

Contact information

Here’s a reminder of the contact information if you have any questions about this website, privacy policy, what data we have about you and how to delete it.

You can contact me using the form on the contact me page.

You can also email me directly here: ethangreen@nosleeplessnights.com