Privacy Policy

We won’t sell your information – or give it away, for that matter. Period. Anything you submit on this site which we have direct control of will not be shared for any reason unless instructed to do so by a court of law in the United States of America.

Things we do not control

Any comments made on the articles available to the general public will be publicly displayed. Any comments you make on the articles which are within a membership type will be seen by others who also have membership to those areas.

Please be mindful of your own personal safety, especially in regards to domestic violence!

Disclaimer

Membership areas may be changed at will. Articles and Categories which you comment on may be viewed by the public if and when the settings are changed.


Now for all the legal-ise:

Who we are

Our website address is: https://sickofsecrets.com (“website’). Sunserae Dawn Publishing™ (“company”) owns the https://sickofsecrets.com website and is a private for-profit organization which operates in the state of Kansas. We may be contacted by telephone: (785) 422-9126 or by email: privacy@sunserae.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The personal data we may collect from you includes personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; your transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as cookie history; location data by user shared physical address or by IP address; Biometric data such as facial recognition; racial, cultural or ethnic data; political opinions; sexual orientation; and tagged photos users share.

The only “sensitive” data our website would collect under normal circumstances is the information our users share when signing up for an account on our website; in communicating with other members of this website; content created by our users; or in user communication with our administrators.

In addition, the personal data our website collects as noted above is the information our users have explicitly given permission to us by subscribing or becoming members of our website. We retain this information to allow our users to participate in discussions, access new content, or for our administrators to communicate with our website members and subscribers. All activities on our website during normal operations is permission based, meaning that you have given permission to retain your personal data in an effort to receive member benefits, participate in discussions; and in sharing personal stories that may reference physical and mental health, genetic information, prior or current interaction with law enforcement, opinions or factual representation of our judicial system, and users opinions of political policies or views regarding our politicians.

Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with our website. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

By default our website only collects the data shown on our User Profile screens from registered users. However some of our plugins may collect personal data.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on our website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

All uploaded files disclosed by users who uploads media files are usually publicly accessible.

If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to our website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Our website uses two types of forms: 1) User comments/question submitted to our website administrators or our business executives; and 2) Permission based forms for marketing purposes such as a newsletter.

Contact form submissions regarding comments or questions do collect personal data which is entered on the form by our visitors/members and only when the contact form is submitted by our visitors/members. We retain this information for the period required for customer service purposes, but do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Visitors/members who explicitly give permission for newsletter and marketing emails do have the personal information such as name, email address, geo-location (by cookies), and IP address retained for the purposes of marketing.

Cookies

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.

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

By default our website does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data which comprises of IP addresses and geo-location data; and frequency and duration of visits to our website.

Who we share your data with

Third party providers with whom our business shares website data includes the following (click on name to view their privacy policy):

  • Glowhost (hosting provider)
  • Paypal (payment processor)
  • Paid Membership Pro (our membership platform provider)
  • Akismet (Automattic):
    We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. This typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How long we retain your data

Our website retains the data collected by contact form entries for six months, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.

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/member payment information is sent to our payment providers who adhere to strict privacy protection standards for the United States and the European Union. Our company adheres to a strict privacy policy through our diligent and ethical business management protocol.

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

Our contact information

If you have privacy-specific concerns, please contact our privacy department at privacy@sunserae.com. If you are required to have a Data Protection Officer, list their name and full contact details here as well.

How we protect your data

Our company utilizes a Secure Socket Layer encryption certificate to verify our domain to keep our visitor information secure. We do not physically store any payment methods (i.e. credit cards, debit cards, or banking information) on our website or as physical paperwork at our business location. Customer information which is stored in our physical business location is maintained with a stringent privacy practice (files kept in confidential file management area and only authorized personnel have access to this location). Additionally, we maintain our website routinely to make sure our code is of the latest security releases offered.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a verified potential or real data breach, our protocols require that our hosting provider be notified immediately, followed by a report of the breach to our users which were impacted by the breach. In the event we are notified of a potential security flaw or bug, we will address the vulnerability at the earliest possible opportunity.