Who we are
Our website address is: https://thenorthboundmidwest.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 spam detection.
If you fill out a contact form on our website, the information you provide us with such as name, email address, message, etc. will be collected from you. This information is transmitted via our server and is stored in our Google Gmail inbox. We use this information to respond to your request.
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.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy polices, or practices of any third-party websites.
We use Google Adsense to serve ads on our website. As a third-party vendor, Google Adsense may use a cookie that enables it and its partners to serve you ads based on your visit to our website and other websites across the Internet. This is called a “DoubleClick cookie”. You may opt-out of the Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
To better serve our website visitors, we use Google Analytics to track and analyze website visits and visitor usage. Google Analytics tracks your visit using a unique User ID to record user flow, language, browser and operating system, device, and internet service provider. We may analyze this information in bulk to improve our services. User IP addresses, which are considered by some to be a form of personal data, are collected but anonymized.
In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the Google Analytics cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
We use a email marketing service to collect your name and email address. Joining this mailing list is totally optional and you can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.
Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
- Comments: 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.
- Google Adsense: may use a cookie that enables it and its partners to serve you ads based on your visit to our website and other websites across the Internet. This means that your data may be processed by a third-party that helps you see ads that are relevant to you, provide specific relevant content for your preferences and interests. You may opt-out of the cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
- Google Analytics: this cookie, managed by Google, collects statisticcs about how our website is used and may track what website you came from. You may prevent the collection of the data generated by the Google Analytics cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Who we share your data with
Visitors have the option to share each page or post through various social media platforms by clicking the applicable share button:
Any data you submit to our website is transmitted and/or stored on our web server with SiteGround.
As outlined above, we use Google Adsense and Google Analytics on our website. Your data will be shared with these third-parties.
If you join our newsletter, your name and email will be stored with our email marketing service provider, Mailchimp. You can contact Mailchimp if you would like your data removed from their server.
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.
If you contact us via a contact form on our website, we store the email in our inbox for as long as needed to serve you.
The security of your personal information is very important to us. Please remember, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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.
Our website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our server immediately.
For California residents – do not track disclosures
Some browsers may have a “do not track” feature available. Our website is not currently set up to respond to any “do not track” browser settings that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal or non-personally identifiable information.
Your contact information
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: August 26, 2020