Who we are
Our website address is: http://cactusdreams.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
If you leave a comment on our 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.
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.
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.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
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.
Analytics (this next section, some paragraphs are written by WordPress but I’ve added CactusDreams notes in bold)
How long we retain your data (WordPress)
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data (WordPress)
Where we send your data (WordPress)
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. (Note from Cactus Dreams: However, I personally moderate all comments and have no spam detection on so this should not happen.)
My contact information
Comments left on our website do not require a name and email address. However, all comments are moderated and anonymous comments might not be approved due to appearing to be spam or unable to determine whether it is left by a legitimate visitor.
With the exception of our “Contact Us” page through which readers/visitors voluntarily provide their names and email addresses so that we may answer questions via email, we neither collect nor store this type of information collected via the website.
Our virtual store
We host a virtual store on this site. Since I design and sell my things by POD (purchase on demand), when you click on a link, it takes you to the POD site like Merch Amazon or Zazzle so mostly any data is collected and covered by them. See their individual section below.
Amazon: Merch by Amazon (POD t-shirts and hoodies) and Amazon Services LLC Associates (affiliate) Programs. Amazon affiliate disclosure in the words required by Amazon, “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”Please refer to Amazon’s privacy policies regarding the collection and use of your search history on their site and your credit card information used on their site as we cannot access that information either through our site or our affiliate account. Any activity on the Amazon site is ]between Amazon and individual customers. We can see which and how many products using the links were purchased or returned. If you continue to browse on the Amazon site beyond the link to our product used to reach the Amazon site initially, how many clicks is recorded but not what product was clicked on unless the product was bought within the same shopping session if you use our Cactus Dream affliliate link to reach Amazon. If you go directly to Amazon to buy the Cactus Dreams designed product without using our store link, we can only see which Cactus Dreams products were bought and no other products and no click totals.