Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.seanfeitoakes.com. This the professional teaching site for Dr. Sean Feit Oakes.
What personal data we collect & 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.
Contact forms send an email to Dr. Oakes or a staff person, and technical support emails may be read by any staff person. Emails of users submitting a contact form are also added to our MailChimp email list, and can unsubscribe at any time. The site and contact forms are not HIPAA compliant. Please do not transmit sensitive materials via contact forms or comments, including bodily or mental health information.
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
Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
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 for as long as their account exists. 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.
How we protect your data
The site uses security standard to WordPress and non-sensitive education websites. The site uses the secure version of HTTP (HTTPS), through Dreamhost, and our certificate is up to date. The site and its contact forms are not HIPAA compliant.
What data breach procedures we have in place
The site is monitored for data breaches using industry-standard security software, and we are notified by those services immediately when under threat or infection from spambots, malware, or other data breaches so that we can respond.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use Akismet automated spam filtering software, which flags comments for moderation before posting, and quarantines suspected spam.