Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.samarafbrown.com.
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 with spam detection.
If you upload any 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. Uploading of images is at the discretion of samarafbrown.com.
When we receive information on our contact forms, they are kept for a maximum period of three (3) months, or for as long as is needed for us to respond to any questions or requests. We collect your name and e-mail address, or additional information if you are interested in booking a service. We do not share this information with third parties. We also do not utilize this information for marketing purposes.
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.
If you edit or publish a comment, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the comment you just posted. It expires after 1 day.
You can choose to block cookies by changing the settings in your browser. However, this may change the way in which you interact with our website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, audio, 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
How long we retain your data
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left any posted comments on this site, 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
Data is kept in-house. We monitor all comments on our website before they are allowed to be posted. Visitor comments are checked on-site through an automated spam detection service which is 100% GDPR compliant, and which does not send data to any third-party location.
If you have any privacy concerns that have not been addressed here, feel free to reach out to us via the Contact Me page and I will get back to you in a timely fashion.
How we protect your data
We utilize Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all pages of our website to protect your data as well as our back end. If our site is ever compromised, we will post a notice to that effect. You can view the section below for a discussion of mitigation measures.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We utilize a third-party monitoring service to monitor website security. It scans our website 24-hours/day and notifies if there is any suspicious activity on our website. It also engages in active blocking of brute force attacks and other suspicious activity. In the event of a compromise, we can take immediate steps to clean up our website and take steps to prevent any future security breaches.