Who we are
Our website address is: http://southeastbymidwest.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 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 do not want these saved then simply do not click not the checkbox.
When you first access the Southeast by Midwest website there is a pop up alerting you that cookies may be used. By using / browsing the site you are acknowledging that you received this notice and accept it. If you do not agree then exit the site by going to another in the URL bar or closing the window / tab. Southeast by Midwest does NOT knowingly employ any plugin or method to grab or keep your data other than what is addressed here (i.e. the comment form above).
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.
Southeast by Midwest uses Google Analytics to track traffic to this site. The Google Analytics is setup to randomize your data and IP so no information is stored specifically about you. I’ve seen others that say that by doing this it hurts the demographic tracking which in turn hurts what information I can give to brands and third parties. However, I would rather you feel safe that your information is not being stored than provide brands with gender or age specifics.
Who we share your data with
Southeast by Midwest does not share your data with ANYONE. Anyone that signs up for the newsletter can feel safe in knowing that the email address are NEVER shared or sold to anyone. Anyone that leaves a comment can feel safe in knowing that *I* never share your name or email address with anyone, however, people can see what name you comment with. Southeast by Midwest does share Analytics with brands and third party services, however, this is done in a completely anonymous way. For example, I share that I received a certain number of page views, unique page views, that my audience is made up of a certain percentage of females and / or males, and what percentage of what age groups visit the site. I do NOT share that XYZ comes to the site or that they come to the site a certain amount of times. I wouldn’t even know how to find that out anyway!
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 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.
Your contact information
Southeast by Midwest only has the contact information of the email you provided in your comment or if you signed up for the email list. Southeast by Midwest does not have access to any other contact information.
How we protect your data
Southeast by Midwest has gone through the services and plugins that allow it and gained compliance to the the best of their ability. Analytic data is anonymous, other affiliate providers have been checked for compliance, etc.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If Southeast by Midwest is ever hacked every effort will be given to regain access to the comments and all comments will be scrubbed of email addresses and all personal data removed.