Privacy Policy

Who “We” Are
Our website address is:, the website for Kari L. O’Driscoll, writer.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you sign up for the email list, download a free resource, or use a contact form to contact us, we retain your email address and whatever other information you willingly provide. This is all transferred over a secure connection. We do not collect any sensitive information.


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: 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

When visitors fill in the information in a contact form, that information is captured. We keep that information for one to three years for customer service purposes.


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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics and Spruce Metrics to track site traffic. This data is anonymous.


– allows a user to disable the use of google webfonts in their browser

– allows a user to disable the use of google maps in their browser

– allows a user to disable video embeds in their browser

Who we share your data with

We share your data with PayPal and/or Square when processing payment.

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. 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.

Your Rights

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. Other than that, we promise not to share your data with any 3rd-party users or organizations with the exception of payment for goods or services.

Your contact information

Email us using the contact form.
Additional information
How we protect your data
All transactions and email list sign-ups are handled through encrypted, secured socket layer (SSL) technology.