Who we are
Our website address is: https://tomoconnor.co.nz.
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 contact us, we use the information you provide in that contact form to reply to your message. We keep a record of that conversation for future reference. Your name and email address will only be added to the mailing list if you request it.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
This website is owned and operated by Kirsten Wilson. Data collected by this website may be shared with carefully selected service providers such as WordPress who provide the website platform, WooCommerce to process orders, Stripe, or Paypal to collect payments. Other Apps such as Google Analytics have limited access to your data for the purposes of security and running the website efficiently. The data available to google analytics is controlled by the settings on your device. Data collected is combined with other data so no personal data is identifiable to one individual.
Data is also accessible by the website designer Yellow Design. Data is kept on record for accounting purposes. Data may also be shared with the author, Tom O'Connor.
Your data is not shared with any marketing or advertising companies.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have purchased a book from this website, 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.
How we protect your data
The website and data contained within it are hosted by a reliable and secure provider. Any data that is exported from the website is held by the website owner, Kirsten Wilson. This data is not saved on a local computer, it is held on a secure iCloud account.