Who we are
Our main website address is https://www.ourgoldenworld.com, and we are located in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Our organization is not incorporated, it is a private concern owned and operated by Molly M. Hammis.
This section is very stark and plain, which should conjure up feelings of seriousness about what we have to say. In other words, we really mean it.
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 may want to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. While we employ some methods to prevent downloading of images, visitors to the website may be able to extract location data from images that you upload.
Contact and Subscribe Forms
When you fill out our Contact form, it creates an email that is sent directly to someone here. Your information is NOT stored on our website, but we may keep your email in our company email server, which is operated by Google.
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
In a word, no one. OK, that’s two words, but the deal is that we do NOT sell, give away, distribute, allot, apportion, dispense, divvy, ration, yield, deliver, donate, grant, cede, provide, endow, or otherwise share your data with anyone, period. It’s yours, it’s private, and we respect that.
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, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their own 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. None of this information is ever retained; it is simply analyzed, a result is returned to us (spam/no spam), and the test data is then destroyed.
We are very busy and we assume that you are, too. There’s nothing worse than being spammed by someone that you never communicated with, and it’s even not so great when someone you did communicate with sends you endless dribble about their stuff and how great they are.
Consequently, we do not share your information with anyone, unless we were to get a court order. And we promise to keep any dribble to an absolute minimum, and allow you to say what you want to receive from us and what you don’t.
We are looking for a productive relationship with you, not just another pair of eyeballs. If, at any time, you don’t feel that you’re getting value from our association, we would like to know about it, if you so desire. And we wouldn’t blame you a bit if you un-subscribed.