Who we are
Our website address is: http://theleanthinker.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The simple act of requesting a URL in your browser sends your IP address to my server. My server uses your IP address to send back the requested page(s). The Internet can’t work without doing this. My server also logs all HTTP and HTTPS requests for review in case there is a problem. All servers do this.
If you subscribe to posts or subscribe to comments, you have to submit your email address so the system knows how to send things to you. Your email address is retained unless / until you “unsubscribe.” There is an unsubscribe link on every email you receive from the system.
If you 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 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.
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with anyone. However, the website does include affiliate links to Amazon.com, and clicking on those links will send you to an Amazon.com web page. Amazon.com’s data collection policies are available here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468496
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.
You can contact me via this form:
What data breach procedures we have in place
A “data breach” for this site would consist of a malicious third party gaining administrative rights, or gaining access to the server. If that were to occur, I will post the fact on the site. Anyone subscribed to posts would receive an email notification, just like any other post.
What third parties we receive data from
I don’t get any information about users or visitors from any other site.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
I don’t use specific user data for profiling or decision making. I do see general analytics such as number of visitors, what country they visit from, counts of visitors, etc.