This page was last updated on the 8th of April, 2023.
PII is any information that can be used to identify or contact you.
What PII is collected by DARNIELLE.me?The following types of data are collected by DARNIELLE.me and third-party services used to enhance the browsing experience:
- Cookies and usage data.
- Your name, pseudonym or username.
- Email address.
- Website URL.
- Gravatar image that is attached to your email address.
- Any personal information divulged in your communication via forms.
When is PII collected by DARNIELLE.me?
- All other listed information is only collected when you enter and submit it through any of the forms on DARNIELLE.me. This includes leaving a comment and sending a message via a contact form.
How does DARNIELLE.me use my PII?
- To monitor usage and collect valuable information used for the improvement of DARNIELLE.me.
- To identify you when participating in the interactive features of DARNIELLE.me, when you choose to do so.
- To set your preferences as a user.
- To detect, prevent, and address any technical issues.
- To provide an easier method of contact with myself (Darnielle Sarjant, owner of DARNIELLE.me).
How is my PII protected on DARNIELLE.me?DARNIELLE.me is served through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means all data entered by you is encrypted. Additionally, none of your information will be shared, sold, or traded unless required by law or explicit consent is given by you.
What PII is publicly available on DARNIELLE.me?Only your name, pseudonym or username, website URL, and Gravatar image will be shown publicly. Your email address will never be shown and therefore protected from spam, and any sensitive personal information divulged in the comments section will be censored or removed as soon as it’s seen or a request is made to remove it.
How long is PII stored by DARNIELLE.me?Until the data is no longer necessary for the purpose it serves. Comments remain on DARNIELLE.me indefinitely, but analytics information and information submitted via contact forms is deleted regularly. Cookie and preference information is stored via your browser and thus is under your control.
How can I view, correct, and/or remove what PII DARNIELLE.me has of mine?At this point, the tools available for this are not fully automated so you will have to contact me and request to view, correct and/or delete your PII.
What can I do if I do not want to share any PII with DARNIELLE.me?In the case you would still like to interact with DARNIELLE.me, but are concerned about public anonymity: you must always use a valid email address when interacting with DARNIELLE.me, but you are welcome to use a pseudonym, username or simply ‘Anonymous’ instead of your real name when commenting or using the contact form.
In the case you simply do not want any kind of information collected about you, set your browser to reject cookies and do not fill out any of the forms on DARNIELLE.me.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to assist in the smooth operation of any website.
You may set your browser to either reject cookies or to expire upon closing your browser (session cookies) if you so choose, but your browsing experience may be altered.
Disclosure & Disclaimer
DARNIELLE.me is a personal website, and the general rule is: all views and opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer, clients, educational institutes, friend, family or neighbours… and all other people who are not me. A notable exception to this rule is the views and opinions expressed in the comments section. If it has someone else’s name attached to it, it’s not my opinion!
DARNIELLE.me is a not-for-profit project and does not accept sponsored content requests. This means you can be sure that the opinions shared on any products, service, experiences or entertainment are 100% honest and my own.
All content on DARNIELLE.me is presented “as is” and “at your own risk”. Any recommendations made or advice given is done so on the basis of it being stuff that works for me. Everyone is different so it may not work for you… and in some cases, may cause harm, losses, or damage. I absolve myself of liability should this happen. Please use common sense.
Additionally, all content presented here may not always be accurate and reliable, particularly if it’s from an older post. Internal links may be broken, external links may redirect you to content that could no longer be available or has changed, and my opinions on a subject may have changed since the time of writing.
I strive to use my own stuff as much as possible on DARNIELLE.me, but because I’m not as talented in certain areas as other bloggers, I may use content from other sources. Any content which has been sourced from elsewhere and hasn’t been licensed for use without credit will be attributed appropriately. If you find content that I haven’t credited correctly, or I’ve used something of yours that you would like removed, please let me know so I can remedy the situation.
I am happy for you to use my written content elsewhere without asking, so long as credit is given. However, if you would like to use any of my graphical content, please ask first before using anything with an image extension attached to it. You’re also welcome to “copy” ideas from me because chances are, I adapted them from someone else anyway.
I reserve the right to edit, delete, or mark comments as spam if they are indeed spam, contain harmful or illegal content (such as dodgy links, sensitive personal/identifying information, and malicious attacks on myself or other commenters), or are irrelevant to the content you are commenting on.
This means you should limit links (you can link to your website using the URL field), keep the content of your comment safe and spam-free, and stay on topic in line with the content you are replying to. If you have something else to say, tell it to my inbox.
Things that ARE allowed in comments:
- Swearing/cursing — Being that I am a foul-mouthed motherfucker myself, it’d be wrong of me to restrict your freedom to swear. I just ask that you use it for emphasis rather than for the sake of swearing. Every sentence does not need a curse word. What you’re trying to say will be just as effective without it!
- Use of HTML — As long as you know how to use it, and you ensure that your tags are closed, you’re welcome to add your own formatting to your comments. The following tags are allowed:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <q cite=""> <strong>.
All comments with more than two links in the body and the first comment you leave will be held for moderation, but subsequent comments made using the same email address will display immediately.
I have more questions. How can I contact you?
All of my contact details are listed on the Contact Me page, but you can email me (Darnielle Sarjant, owner of DARNIELLE.me) directly at i.amdarniellesarjant.com.