1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting my website, Cameron Abell. Please read my Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, providing consent to both documents in order to have permission to use my services.

2. Definitions

Throughout this Agreement, I may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of each. The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Agreement nonsensical:

“Agreement” refers to these Terms of Service.

“Service” refers to the services that I provide, including this Site itself.

“Site” refers to this website, https://cameronabell.com.

“Cameron Abell” refers to me, my Site, my Service, or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context in which the word is used.

“User” refers to anyone who uses the Service, including general visitors to our Site.

“You” refers to you, the person who is entering into this Agreement with Cameron Abell.

3. Data Collected

Data Storage Location

This Site is operated on web servers hosted internationally. Our hosting provider SiteGround adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield”, ensuring that your data is securely stored and GDPR compliant. For more information on SiteGround’s privacy policy, please see here: SiteGround Privacy Policy.

Registration Data

If you register on my website, I store your chosen username and your email address and any additional personal information added to your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.


When you leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string. I use Akismet to reduce spam, which means that this data, along with our site URL is sent to this service, in order to achieve spam protection. You can learn more about how the data is processed from the Akismet Privacy Page.

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. Gravatar is a service for providing globally unique avatars. I use these avatars to generate profile pictures for use on comments. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Form

Information submitted through the contact form on our site is sent to my personal email, hosted by Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield” policy and you can find more information about this here: Microsoft Privacy Policy.

These submissions are retained indefinitely for user service purposes. They are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. For more information, please see next section.

4. Website Analytics (Google Analytics)

This website uses Google Analytics as the website analytics service, which is operated by Google Inc. (600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

In order to analyze your use of this website, Google Analytics uses cookies. For more information about cookies in general, please see the Cookies section of this Privacy Policy. The information generated by these cookies is usually sent to Google servers in the USA and is also stored there. I, the operator of this website, have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to be able to optimize both, the user experience when surfing the website and also advertising on it. That means that the usage of Google Analytics cookies is in accordance with on Art. 6 (1) (f) of EU’s GDPR.

This website also uses the demographic features of Google Analytics, which allow obtaining reports about the average age, gender, and interests of the website visitors. The data is constructed from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data and cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. This feature is not specific to this website and can thus be disabled on your individual Google account, or by opting out of Google Analytics tracking on this site, as explained below.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy.

Since I value your privacy, I have taken precautious measures regarding the data sent to Google Inc., as can be seen below.

IP Anonymization

I use Google’s IP anonymization feature on this website. Thus, Analytics anonymizes the address as soon as technically feasible at the earliest possible stage of the collection network. The IP anonymization/masking takes place as soon as data is received by the Analytics Collection Network, before any storage or processing takes place, guaranteeing that the full IP address is never written to disk in this case.

The IP anonymization feature in Analytics sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP addresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 addresses to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the Analytics Collection Network.

Google uses the masked IPs to evaluate the use of this website, to create reports about website activity and to provide other statistical data.

Opting Out Of Google Analytics

Browser Settings

You generally can prevent storage of the Analytics cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. This, however, will mean that you won’t be able to experience the full functionality of this website.

Browser Plugin

Google also offers a browser plugin to conveniently prevent data transmission from the Analytics cookies to the Analytics Collection Network. The plugin can be downloaded here: Google Analytics Opt-out.

5. Embedded Content

Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you 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. Below you can find a list of the services I use:


The Facebook page plugin is used to display my Facebook timeline on this site. Facebook has its own cookie and privacy policies over which I have no control. There is no installation of cookies from Facebook and your IP is not sent to a Facebook server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: Facebook Privacy Policy.


I use YouTube videos embedded on my site. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which I have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube and your IP is not sent to a YouTube server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: YouTube Privacy Policy.

I provide you with the choice to except this or not, I prompt consent boxes for all embedded content, and no data is transferred before you consented to it.

The checkboxes below show you all embeds you have consented to so far. You can opt-out any time by un-checking them and clicking the update button.

6. Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies generally exist to make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the help section of your browser.

Necessary Cookies (All Site Visitors)

PHPSESSID: To identify your unique session on the website.

Necessary Cookies (Additional For Logged In Customers)

wp-auth: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
wordpress_logged_in_{hash}: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
wordpress_test_cookie Used by WordPress to ensure cookies are working correctly.
wp-settings-[UID]: WordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-time-{time}-[UID]: WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Non Mandatory

privacy_embeds: Saves preference on which embeds you would like to allow during browsing my site. This cookie will only be used, if you decide to opt-in to one or more third party embed services.

7. Who Has Access To Your Data

If you are not a registered user for my site, there is no personal information I can retain or view regarding yourself.

If you are a client with a registered account, your personal information can be accessed by:

  • System administrators.
  • Supporters when they (in order to provide support) need to get the information about the user accounts and access.

8. Third Party Access To Your Data

I don’t share your data with third-parties in a way as to reveal any of your personal information like email, name, etc. The only exceptions to that rule are for partners I have to share limited data with in order to provide the services you expect from me.

9. How Long I Retain Your Data

When you submit a comment, its metadata is retained until (if) you tell me to remove it. I use this data so that I can recognize you and approve your comments automatically instead of holding them for moderation.

If you register on my website, I also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

10. Security Measures

I use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout my site. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so that personal identifiable information is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization.

In case of a data breach, I will immediately take all needed steps to ensure system integrity, will contact affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed.

11. Your Data Rights

General Rights

If you have a registered account on this site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data I retain, including any additional data you have provided to me.

You can also request that I erase any of the personal data I have stored. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, I cannot erase data that is vital to you being an active customer (i.e. basic account information like an email address).

If you wish that all of your data is erased, I will no longer be able to offer any support or other services to you.

If you have any questions, want to receive a copy of your stored data or have your data erased, please contact me at cameron.abell@outlook.com.

GDPR Rights

I permit residents of the European Union to use its Service. Therefore, it my intent to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation. For more details please see here: EU GDPR Information Portal.

California Privacy Rights

I permit residents of the State of California to use its Service. Therefore, it is my intent to comply with the California Business and Professions Code § 22575-22579.

12. Third Party Websites

I may post links to third party websites on this site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by me, and you release me from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.

All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to members of the Service or Site. I bear no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links.

13. Release Of Your Data For Legal Purposes

At times it may become necessary or desirable to Cameron Abell, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that I may disclose your information to a third party where I believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that I receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, I may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or I may attempt to quash it ourselves, but I am not obligated to do either. I may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where I believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release me from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.

Any passing on of personal data for legal purposes will only be done in compliance with laws of the country you reside in.

14. Amendments

I may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When I amend this Privacy Policy, I will update this page accordingly and require you to accept the amendments in order to be permitted to continue using my services.