Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.samsilverstein.com and
https://www.the accountabilitymovement.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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
Cookies

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics
Who we share your data with

Nobody that we are aware of has access to any data you share on here. We don’t sell it or share it. If you purchase something from PayPal or our Store, you’ll see their Privacy Policy. They are third party apps that we use to make the purchase easier for you. If you contact us via this website, your information is only kept on our server or office computer.

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.

Contact information

Sam Silverstein, CSP
Sam Silverstein, Inc.

121 Bellington Ln
St. Louis, MO 63141

St. Louis and Int’l: +1 314-878-9252

Twitter: @SamSilverstein
LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/SamSilverstein

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use a third party service to sell our books and other products. We will receive your mailing address and phone number so we can contact you to send that. If we keep it, it’s in a manila folder in the main office. Most things are not kept in digital files that are accessed by anyone else. If you want us to delete anything, let us know.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We use Wordfence. We don’t keep things on the main computer. We have a separate computer that is not connected to the internet and would have to be accessed personally, which is unlikely to happen. All files are encoded and encrypted on our main office (unconnected) computer, and all our backup files in the cloud are encrypted prior to sending them to the Cloud.

What third parties we receive data from

Paypal • Square • Our Backup Service  — that’s it

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. I’m not even sure what this question means. We send you updates from the blog if you signed up for an RSS feed or updates. That’s it.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

No idea what this means. Sorry. We’re in the training and speaking business. If we figure out what this means, Well update it.

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