Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://troutsnotes.com.

Data Protection & Privacy Policy for troutsnotes.com and sacredcacti.com

Our policy is in compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and relevant United Kingdom law.

Who We Are:

Trout’s Notes produces the troutsnotes.com and sacredcacti.com websites; our contact information can be found at WHOIS but the best and fastest way to contact us is by email.

Data Controller:

Keeper Trout; keepertrout@gmail.com

Any reference to “we”, “us” or “our” in this policy shall mean Trout’s Notes. Throughout this policy “you” means the viewer.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, we constitute the ‘data controller and processor’ in relation to the personal information that we collect about you. As data controller we have legal responsibilities about how we collect, use and share your personal information. We are required to inform you about this, and it is important for you to be aware of the rights afforded to you.

We are do not use, sell, rent or trade email lists or any other information with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. In this Privacy Policy were provided detailed information on when and why we might collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Types of Data we Collect:

Use of Cookies:

Our websites troutsnotes.com and sacredcacti.com does not use ‘cookies’. Third-party applications may use cookies as will be detailed below.

Mailing Lists

We do not create, maintain or use mailing lists.

AWStats Analytics:

If someone visits troutsnotes.com and sacredcacti.com we use a third party service, AWStats to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and determine which direction to direct our attention in order to provide a better experience to future visitors. The information may include the search terms used to find us, the URL of a website site containing a link that directed you to us and the country you are in. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow AWStats to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. See AWStats’s Privacy Policy – https://slashdotmedia.com/privacy-statement/

Security:

If you attempt to illegally gain access to our website by logging in as an administrator or attempt to place malware on our website WordFence will attempt to learn as much as possible about you. This does not affect visitors to our website, only those who attempt to gain improper access to our server for illegal purposes.

Their privacy policy can be read here: – https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/

Paypal:

We use Paypal for accepting voluntary contributions, their Privacy Policy can be read here – https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Information that We Collect

This is limited to any information that you provide to us by direct contact.   

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.                    

How Long We Keep Your Information

We will not keep your personal information for longer than necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements.

For example:

If you send a contribution through PayPal we are required by the IRS to keep that information for 5 years for tax purposes. That could also potentially be used to address queries, complaints or legal claims you may have, unless you have requested that we stop holding or sending your information sooner. In that case we would only keep it for the aforementioned period for our tax records as we are required to do by law.

If you are a PayPal customer those records include your contact information as given to PayPal. If you make a contribution using PayPal and are not a PayPal customer the information which we retain is limited to your email address and the contribution amount & date.

Children

Personal information will not knowingly be collected from children under sixteen years without parental consent. We have no content restrictions but none of our pages are aimed at children.

Your Rights in Relation to your Personal Information

If you have any questions in relation to our use of your personal information, you should first contact us. You have the right to request a copy of the information which we hold about you. This is called a Data Subject Access Request and can be in reference to any of the following:

• To provide you with further details as to how we use your personal information.

• To provide you with a copy of personal information we have collected about you.

• To update any inaccuracies in the personal information we hold.

• To request that we delete any personal information that we no longer have lawful grounds to use.

• To object to our use of your personal information if our use of your personal information is causing you undue harm.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or you would like to find out more about this privacy notice you can contact us through email.

Data Controller

Keeper Trout

Email: keepertrout@gmail.com

Third Party Links

Our sites may contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own terms and privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for them.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep this privacy policy under regular evaluation and will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 22nd May 2018.

Where we send your data

Information will be collected by WordFence and sent to our security services if you attempt to illegally log in to access administrative functions. You will also be blocked.