Who we are
Our website address is: http://AutisticNotWeird.com.
What personal data we collect and why
We collect the minimal amount of data necessary to provide site visitors with our service.
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 use our web form or comment to contact us, we will have all of the information you provided as well as your IP address to help with abuse and for spam protection. If you contact us via social media, we will have your name and any other public information available. Privacy policies for these communications are covered by those social media companies/third party sites.
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.
Our site does not accept orders or payments. Our shop links to third party online merchants, such as Amazon, who process all sales. Privacy policies for these companies apply, and are provided by those third party sites.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, music, social media posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How we use your data
We will only use the personal data we collect as reasonably necessary for the following purposes:
to allow you to use and interact with the Site;
to provide the Services to you as our customer;
to inform our continued development of the Site and the Services;
to communicate with you from time to time in response to your requests for information;
as required by applicable law or legal requirements pertaining to records retention or for internal administrative purposes; or
as specifically authorized by you in writing.
Who we share your data with
Analytics & Advertising
Many websites, like ours, use Google services to improve content and keep it free. When we integrate these services, we share information with Google.
For example, when you visit a website that uses advertising services like AdSense, including analytics tools like Google Analytics, or embeds video content from YouTube, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page you’re visiting and your IP address. They may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. Apps that use Google advertising services also share information with Google, such as the name of the app and a unique identifier for advertising.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically through your use of the site. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, the files viewed on the site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site. We use analytical software to help us understand this information. This software sends information to its licensor. Other sites and companies may also use this software. As a result, the licensor may collect information that, when aggregated by them, allows them to identify you individually. We have no responsibility for this collection and use.
As part of Google’s commitment to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), they provide publishers with controls to select which ad technology providers are allowed to serve and measure ads in the European Economic Area (EEA), to support ad delivery, ad measurement, and other functions. All providers listed here have shared certain information that is required by the GDPR, a link explaining their data usage, and they have agreed to comply with data usage policy.
Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, tally for our Users how many people visit their Sites from certain geographic regions. If you’d like, you can read more about the Site Stats feature for WordPress and Jetpack sites.
We use some third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon and WPEngine, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run this website. Like most sites, we maintain server logs and event logs. By using our site, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.
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. We do not offer user accounts.
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 are checked through an automated spam detection service. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment. The information collected typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as name, email address and the comment).
Your contact information
If you email us or use our web form or comment to contact us, we will have the contact information you provided.
Disclosure to third parties.
We will not disclose your personal data to third parties except as follows:
when we believe disclosure is reasonably required to comply with any law or legal request;
to enforce our legal and contractual rights, or to protect the rights and safety of others;
to third parties who help us provide any part of the Site or the Services, to the limited extent required for such help, and on condition that they may not further disclose your data or use it for any other purpose; or
as part of a sale of our assets or a merger of our company.
Procedures to protect personal data.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received.
Information we collect
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so — for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better. You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys, leave a comment or communicate with us.
We also collect some information automatically:
Log Information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
How to limit the data collected
Website Cookie Preference Tool: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest-Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.
Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. MailChimp takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.