Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Welcome to KevinABarnes.com, the website of Kevin A. Barnes. (Never would have guessed, huh?)

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

You may browse this website without identifying yourself or providing any personally identifiable information about yourself. When you interact with KevinABarnes.com through your computer, however, the website’s server does record certain non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of visits to website pages.

Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. The KevinABarnes.com website only uses ‘cookies’ to collect aggregated information and your IP address is anonymized prior to storage of that information. Simply put, neither the KevinABarnes.com staff nor Google Analytics (which we use to to understand general site traffic for the KevinABarnes.com site) can identify you from the cookies used by this website. If this site’s use of cookies changes in the future, this Privacy Policy will be updated to reflect that fact.

If you elect to submit comments to KevinABarnes.com or sign up for email newsletters, you will be asked to provide personal information that may include items such as name, address, city, state, zip, phone number and email address.

We may use this information to communicate with you by email or post from time to time. The staff of KevinABarnes.com keep all names, addresses, and all other personal information supplied by website visitors strictly confidential. Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, e.g. on message boards, through email, or in chat areas, that information is publicly visible and may be collected and used by others.

Do we share your information?

We do not sell, rent or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information under any circumstances, and we do not share information without prior consent except as compelled by law. In all cases, however, we will only use your information as permitted by law.

The only times we may disclose personally identifiable information are if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to [A] comply with the law or with legal process; [B] protect and defend our rights and property; [C] protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site; or [D] protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we first will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

In addition, we will independently object to any and all requests for access to information about users of KevinABarnes.com that we believe to be improper.

The bottom line is that we are willing and prepared to spend a long time rotting in jail before we hand over your email address to anyone. Know of any other websites that are willing to go to those lengths to protect your personally identifiable information?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us via the Contact section of this website.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Disclaimer on information provided on this website

The staff of KevinABarnes.com make every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information. However, Kevin A. Barnes and the staff of the KevinABarnes.com website expressly disclaim all responsibility and liability arising from your use of or reliance on this website or for the information contained herein as a reference source, and for any advice or other guidance or information provided by any third party contributing to this site.

Except where otherwise noted, all information on KevinABarnes.com, including its design and organization, is copyrighted by Kevin A. Barnes. This material is for personal use only. Permission to otherwise reprint or electronically reproduce website content or documents in whole or in part is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from Kevin A. Barnes. For information about requesting reprint permission, please refer to the Contact section of this website.

KevinABarnes.com also contains third party information. Whenever possible, such information is marked with the name of the source and does not necessarily represent the opinion of Kevin A. Barnes. We do not take any responsibility whatsoever for such third party information.

This website also contains links to other Internet sites. Kevin A. Barnes does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the Internet sites to which it provides links, and is not responsible for the information they contain. The content of these linked sites are the sole responsibility of such sites and their contributing authors. Kevin A. Barnes does not intend links to other sites to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities, but rather provides such links for convenience only.