The privacy of visitors to MatthewKeys.net and associated websites is of paramount importance. This guide helps make clear the type of data and other information collected about web visitors and the rights certain visitors have to view or request removal of certain data collected.
SECTION I. — WEBSITES
SECTION II. — TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
a.) The websites
The Websites directly do not use tracking techniques, such as cookies, to log information or otherwise collect data about or from visitors.
However, the Websites may use third party services that collect information about visitors. Third party services used by the Websites include:
- Google Analytics, to gauge the amount of traffic received by the Websites, among other reasons;
- Facebook, to promote individual accounts used by the Websites for social media activities;
- Twitter, to promote individual accounts used by the Websites for social media activities;
- WordPress, for website operations through the use of free software and services;
- PayPal, to receive monetary donations and/or payments from visitors and/or clients of the Websites;
- Affiliate services that allow the Websites to generate revenue through non-traditional means, including use of affiliate links on individual website posts.
Each individual third party is responsible for complying with applicable jurisdictional privacy laws. Visitors of the Websites must reach out to each individual third party for information about how data privacy policies and/or requests are executed.
b.) Electronic messages
The Websites encourage visitors to submit non-commercial electronic messages — including emails, social media messages, text messages and other forms of electronic communication. Depending on the electronic message service, some personal information, including email addresses, names, IP addresses and phone numbers, may be transmitted as part of the service’s ordinary functions. Except to interact directly with the public, the Websites do not store, transmit, forward or sell personal information incidentally or directly collected through the use of electronic messaging services.
c.) Telephone calls
The Websites encourage visitors to place non-commercial telephone calls for any number of reasons. Depending on the telephone service provider, some personal information, including full phone numbers, names and geographic information, may be transmitted as part of the service’s ordinary functions. Except to interact directly with the public, the Websites do not store, transmit, forward or sell personal information incidentally or directly collected through the use of telephone communications.
d.) Postal mail
The Websites do not accept postal mail, except as required through the operation of the Websites. In such cases where postal mail must be accepted, the Websites Websites do not store, transmit, forward or sell personal information incidentally or directly collected through the use of postal mail services.
SECTION III. — USE OF WEBSITES
SECTION IV. — CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT RIGHTS
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California consumers may be entitled to certain notices and disclosures regarding the collection and use of their personal information by the Websites.
The CCPA provides California consumers with the right to opt out and stop businesses from selling their personal information. This right applies to all California consumers ages 16 or older and may be exercised at any time.
Although the Websites do not operate as a traditional business, the Websites adhere to the principles and regulatory requirements of the CCPA. Those wishing to file a request for review and/or deletion of personal information must make a request by phone or in writing:
- Call (530) 507-8380
- Email mail [at] matthewkeys [dot] net with the subject line “CCPA Request”
(Revised: January 20, 2020)