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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Who we are

Our website address is https://jazzhandsjournal.com. Jazz Hands Journal is a project run by college students in the Salem, Oregon area.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Data Used: The following information (made available from the visitor’s browser) is collected and sent to Automattic’s Demand Partners: IP address, geographical data (derived from the IP address), user agent, operating system, device type, unique user ID (randomly generated identifier), current URL, and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) interest category. Log data (IP address, geographical data, user agent, operating system, device type) is stored for 30 days. The unique user ID is stored in cookies and is retained for 1 year.

Activity Tracked: Ad impressions, video-related events (i.e. pause, mute, 100% plays, etc.) or errors, and ad click events. Various cookies are used for the following purposes: delivering targeted advertisements to specific visitors, storing user identifiers, and collecting anonymous ad platform stats.


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.

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.


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 and other data entry forms

If you contact us (Jazz Hands Journal) through any contact forms on this site (www.jazzhandsjournal.com), you are providing us your name, email address and any other information you willingly provide. We retain your name, email, and correspondence for our records.


Jazz Hands Journal utilizes forms for user registration, login, and profiles. Via these forms, we are collecting only the personal data that you (the user) input. The purpose of membership is to allow users to use the functionality of our site that we do not wish to be public to unregistered users (commenting, data submission) and to fight spam.

Registered user information is retained in our membership database indefinitely.

Data can be exported or removed upon users request. You can visit this page to request your personal data be exported or deleted.

Your registration and membership data is not sent off-site, in other words, we do not share your registration and account details with 3rd party services.

Data Collected to Manage Your Premium Membership

At checkout, we will collect your name, email address, username, and password. This information is used to setup your account for our site. If you are redirected to an offsite payment gateway to complete your payment, we may store this information in a temporary session variable to setup your account when you return to our site.

At checkout, we may also collect your billing address and phone number. This information is used to confirm your credit card. The billing address and phone number are saved by our site to prepopulate the checkout form for future purchases and so we can get in touch with you if needed to discuss your order.

At checkout, we may also collect your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. This information is passed to our payment gateway to process your purchase. The last 4 digits of your credit card number and the expiration date are saved by our site to use for reference and to send you an email if your credit card will expire before the next recurring payment.

When logged in, we use cookies to track some of your activity on our site including logins, visits, and page views.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

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.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other with website and internet related services. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google under any circumstance.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in this case. By using this site, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

You may object to the collection and storage of your data at any time.

Who we share your data with

Your personal data is not shared with any other company or 3rd party unless expressed elsewhere in this privacy policy. YOur information will not be shared without your notification and approval. Your data and privacy are important to us.

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 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 (visit this page to do so). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. This does not include the data of other users. Data of other users will not be provided outside legal requirements.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an in-house automated spam detection service. Jazz Hands Journal is run on a website server in the central United States.

Your contact information

You may contact us with questions about our privacy policy or any other issues at contact@jazzhandsjournal.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

Jazz Hands Journal utilizes SSL  Secure connection between users computers and our website server. All data sent between the website server and user computers is encrypted and private.

LightSpeed Caching

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.

External Websites

This privacy policy does not cover or apply to websites that Jazz Hands Journal may or may not redirect you to. Once leaving the domain of jazzhandsjournal.com or jazzhands.info, you and your rights are subject to the privacy policy of the website you go on to after Jazz Hands Journal no matter the method by which you ended up there.