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Privacy Statement

What Is a Privacy Statement?

A privacy policy is a statement or a legal document that discloses the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer or client’s data. It fulfills a legal requirement to protect a customer or client’s privacy. Personal information can be anything that can be used to identify an individual. This includes but it not limited names, addresses, date of birth, marital status, contact information, ID issue and expiration date, financial records, credit information, medical history, where one travels, and intentions to acquire goods and services. In the case of a business, it is often a statement that declares a party’s policy on how it collects, stores, and releases personal information. It informs the client what specific information is collected, and whether it is kept confidential, shared with partners, or sold to other firms or enterprises.

Who We Are

The Lexington Bookie’s website address is: https://www.thelexingtonbookie.com. This is a blog intended for informational and entertainment purposes.

What Personal Data is Collected & Why It is Collected

Comments

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 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

If you upload 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.

Contact forms

The Lexington Bookie uses a contact form plug-in. This allows visitors to contact the site admin through email. By utilizing this form, you give consent to providing you name, email address, website address, and IP address. The Lexington Bookie will utilize the information lawfully collected in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR in order to respond to site queries.

Cookies

The Lexington Bookie uses “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when a cookie is used to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on my site. Cookies can also enable the admin to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on The Lexington Bookie. Your personal or contact information will not be given away or sold to anyone else, nor will that information be placed on any spam lists.

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

This site utilizes Google Analytics, Yoast SEO, and Jetpack by WordPress.com to analyze and track engagement.

Google Analytics a free web analytics service provided by Google that tracks and reports on all traffic that passes through your website or app. It also integrates with AdWords, allowing the ability to review the performance of online ad campaigns by tracking site visits, conversion rates, and other key metrics. Google Analytics uses a technical tool called cookies (see “Cookies” above) to collect information about your website visitors, app users and their online behaviors.

Yoast SEO by MonsterInsights.com has acquired the Google Analytics plug-in.

Jetpack by WordPress.com (Automattic) is the default security, performance, and site management tool behind WordPress.com sites.

Several laws govern the use of cookies and collection of personal information, including these laws: EU Cookies Directive, CalOPPA and the GDPR. The Lexington Bookie defaults to their privacy policies (linked) on usage of their analytics, and in lawful compliance withe the governing laws stated in this paragraph.

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.

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 comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This site utilizes Akismet Anti-Spam for this purpose.

How We Protect Your Data

This site utilizes Jetpack by WordPress.com, which provides optimized security to information collected.

Your contact information

Contact queries may be sent via this form.

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