Privacy Policy

Last updated: August 31, 2021

“This site”  https://www.dearsmartphone.com is committed to making your digital experience responsible, intelligent, and understandable.  It aims to make the privacy policy simple and straightforward.  The security of your personal information is a core value,  part of the operating credo.

Information Collection And Use:

While submitting a question to Dear Ms. Smartphone,  you are asked on the Google form to provide a small amount of  personally identifiable information.  like your name and email address. We ask for this information so that we can respond to your questions appropriately, and know you are a real person and you are not spamming the site.   If you request, we will use a pseudonym (a pen name) to guard your identity.  When you submit a question, the question is  logged  into a secure spreadsheet. It may be shortened or rewritten  for legibility or space.

When visitors leave comments on the site a Google form collects  the visitor’s IP address and browser-user -agent- string . This is necessary for  spam detection.

Log Data and Cookies:

The site is currently registered with Google Analytics.  That site, analytics,  uses cookies and will  log  your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, and the time and date of your visit. This data is only used to understand who uses the site and their interaction with the content.

Communications and Updates to Policy:
The site continues under development so at this point we do not use your personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials. If you choose to provide your email, we can notify you of new posts. We are in the process of switching the plugin that collects email addresses and provides email notifications to subscribers. 

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. 

Contact Us

We strive to keep it simple, safe, and easy to understand.  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: dearsmartphone@outlook.com