In Texas, we embrace wide-open spaces – whether they are West Texas prairies or East Texas forest – but we are also smart enough to know that wide-open spaces often need a fence. A protection of some sort that keeps the bad element out while protecting all the good inside. Websites need that same barbed-wire protection. To that end, the K.M. Saint James website employs Wordfence. But like many protective devices there is a price to pay. Wordfence DOES collect data from visitors to the kmsaintjames.com website. Understand that Wordfence is employing ‘cookies’ in order to stem the real cattle rustlers (folks who steal stuff that doesn’t belong to them) and that as of May 22, 2018, Wordfence is considered GDPR Compliant – and that is a wonderful thing. Wordfence collects the data to improve security, but if you, as a visitor to kmsaintjames.com, would like to know the specific cookies, their purpose, and exactly who sees these cookies, please click General Data Protection Regulation
Additionally, if you leave a comment on kmsaintjames.com . . . and I’d love it if you do . . . be aware that these comments may go to a 3rd party for review. (CleanTalk is the plug-in employed on the kmsaintjames.com site.) If you’ve ever driven into a pasture, there is either a gate or a cattle guard – that’s a bunch of heavy-duty reinforced metal pipes that run across the entrance drive.
- Why? Because folks who raise livestock want to keep the right critters inside the fence and the wrong ones on the outside. This 3rd party review of the comments works the same way. The CleanTalk gate or cattle guard is design to provide protection to the website. If a comment is deemed as SPAM, CleanTalk denies its entry into the website, which in turn protects the integrity and privacy of all those fine ‘invited’ friends on the inside.
- Why do I tell you this information? Because visitors have the right to know that their comments are seen by a 3rd party to verify the comment isn’t SPAM.
Newsletter or Email Announcements
Currently, I do not offer a newsletter. That may change in the future. However, I do have a subscription service set on kmsaintjames.com website. The subscription will send out the latest blog post and any book release information. No pressure, and totally your choice to sign up. If you do consent, then a newsletter or announcement will be sent to the provided email address. REMEMBER this: If you opt to come to my Texas shindigs (newsletter, book release E-Blast), you’ll be welcome. But I recognize your right to leave the party on your own schedule, so there will always be a way to ‘unsubscribe’.
Future additions to website
Enjoy the site. I’ve loved building a place where readers, fellow writers, and lovers of the written word and all things Texans feel right at home. Visitors are always welcome on my back porch; we’ll share some sweet tea and talk while we watch the fireflies light up the night.