Who I am

My name is Rachel Pointer, and my website address is: http://www.rachelpointer.com.

Important Note Regarding Comments:

Since I am the curator of this space, and I take the responsibility for curating a safe and empowering space very seriously and moderate comments closely. I value behavior and words that encourage honesty, respect, learning, creativity, and maintain a sense of safety even in discomfort. I do my best to ensure this is a safe and equitable space, and I welcome feedback regarding how this space feels for you.

Please know that sometimes there will be comments shared that are uncomfortable because they challenge us to move into the next level of thinking or life, in these cases the discomfort is part of learning and we can navigate that together. However, when things are shared in a way that dismiss, disrespect, or disregard a person or people group, this crosses a line that I will not allow. I will also not allow spammy, salesy, and language that young children should not be subjected to in this space.

You are responsible for your behavior online, whether you are known to anyone or not. How you represent yourself online is an indicator of your character, so please make sure you represent yourself with your truest intention.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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 and Service Request Forms

Information you provide in the contact and service request forms will not be shared by me, and will be used for purposes specific to the form. For example, the information provided in the service request form will be used by me to determine if I can assist you, and to reach back out to you as you requested. I will not share any of the information you provide without your express written permission.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How I protect your data

I utilize reasonable protection measures provided through my web host and email providers. I change my passwords frequently, and do not share my log-in information.

While I take reasonable precautions to ensure your data is safe and protected, as with any web-based service there are risks you accept when providing information online. Please do not provide me information that would compromise your personal safety or the security of information you store online.