Donny Bailey Seagraves, creator and owner of this website, does not collect personal information about visitors on this website, with the exception of standard traffic logs, which are automatically generated by our web server and Google Analytics.
When you choose to leave a comment on this site or sign up for our email list, we will have your email address. However, we won’t sell or voluntarily disclose your personal information, including your email address, to anyone else.
We value your privacy and strive to protect it, as we do our own.
Who we are
This website was created and is maintained by Donny Bailey Seagraves, an Athens, Georgia, USA author of books for children and adults.
The website address is: https://donnyseagraves.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.
When you fill out and send a question or comment using our contact forms, we receive your email address and any other information you include in these forms. We do not sell your email address or other information.
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 visit our login page, 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.
We use Google Analytics to provide insight into who is visiting our website, where they are located, and which other website may have referred them, as well as other standard Google Analytics data.
Who we share your data with
If you click on an affiliate link on this website, your data may be shared with that website as if you had visited that website.
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.
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
If you have an account on this site, or 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.
Your contact information
If you give us your contact information, via a form or comments, etc., we use that information for informational purposes only and do not sell it to others.
We sometimes use affiliate links on this website. If you click on one of these links and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment or referral fee, as no additional cost to you. We use these funds to help pay for this website.
How we protect your data
Our website is protected by an SSL certificate. We do everything possible to protect your data.
What data breach procedures we have in place
The web hosting company we use to host this website adheres to a high level of security and as far as we know does everything possible to prevent data breaches.