What is Antihero Kreative?
Antihero Kreative (https://andria-kennedy.com) is the official name for my freelance writing business. And – like any true superhero, antihero, or supervillain – you’ll find this is a solo operation. That’s right, all of this genius? It’s helmed by yours truly, Andria Kennedy.
If you have any questions, concerns, or desire to reach me? It’s as easy as dropping an email (at least until I finagle an AK signal).
Am I Tracking You?
Why, yes. Tonks deploys tiny tracking devices to everyone that contacts me for a potential contract. And then we hover over a screen and watch every move you make until you agree to make me the only writer you work with.
Just kidding. When it comes to personal information, I only request enough to ensure a compatible working relationship. That means your name, business name (if you have one), email, phone number, and an address (it doesn’t need to be a home address). And once our contract comes to a close? The only place your information will reside is in the memory of my QuickBooks registry. I don’t sell it or display it for anyone’s use. And if you request a purge? I’m happy to do so.
I DO maintain a portfolio (The Library) so potential clients can see the kind of work I’ve performed. If you don’t wish me to include our work in my portfolio, make sure we discuss this when we set up our contract. For ghostwriting projects, I will request permission to display clips. If you don’t agree, I’ll list our relationship, but I won’t divulge the clips. (A writer needs to earn a living, and my portfolio represents the work I’ve done. Also, it’s a plug for YOU as other people drop by and decide whether or not to visit you)
“Get Me Pictures of Spider-Man!”
I’m a writer. There’s nothing I understand (and treasure) more than a byline. As such, I’m always careful to grant credit when I use stock photos in and around the site. People deserve acknowledgment for the work they create. The fact certain photographers allow stock photo sites permission to use their images – allowing anyone to use the art where and how they wish – doesn’t make it any less of an amazing display of talent.
That said, the pictures you see WITHOUT a caption? Yeah, those are mine. (You’ll easily notice the difference) I’m aware that it’s impossible to prevent someone from snatching them. (And I know the Minions are super-adorable) All I ask is that if you choose to use a photo or video from the site? You continue the same habit of artist acknowledgment and include a similar caption. A link to the post you adopted it from works for me or you can direct people to the main page.
I’ll Quote You On That
Obviously, you can expect some information collection if you choose to leave any comments on the site (no pressure – reading in silence works, too). I’M not the one taking down names and addresses in that case, though; that’s up to WordPress. They record the fields you see in the form, as well as your IP address and the agent string from the browser you’re using (this helps with my spam detection).
If you have Gravatar, an extra step goes to work while the system checks your email. It’s why you’ll see a random string (or hash) when you enter your address. Once they verify your info, your profile pic will pop up. (And, nope, I don’t have anything to do with that, either, so don’t ask)
Now, the comment? That stays FOREVER. (That means you’ll want to think carefully about starting any epic battles) This is WordPress’s design to prevent long delays as new readers come along. It allows new comments to pop up without sitting in “moderation” purgatory for eons.
However, this is why I use the Askimet anti-spam service. (Remember all those fields you filled out? That’s Askimet at work) It prevents the crud that circulates through cyberspace from clogging up the blog feed. Helpful to you AND me because no one wants to read that stuff.
If you want a copy of the information you filled out for that comment? You can have it. And that includes asking for a request to erase everything. All you need to do is ask, and I (and WordPress) will happily destroy the evidence and employ the memory erasal devices. (Um, WordPress does ask that I point out this won’t include any data they HAVE to keep for legal purposes)
Yes, the Dark Side has Cookies
Yeah, the internet and cookies go hand-in-hand. And that means leaving a comment translates to carting a cookie home (and not the yummy chocolate chip kind). As always, this is intended as a way to save you from having to fill out the entire form all over again. WordPress stores them for ONE YEAR. (And I don’t have access to the jar, so no worries there)
Whenever you visit AK, a temporary cookie (still nothing warm and chewy) goes to your browser to check for cookie acceptance. It doesn’t contain, track, or hold personal data. And when you close the browser? The cookie disappears. (So, really, it’s not one you need to worry about. I’m only sharing it for transparency)
“Stay on Target”
Everyone knows the internet is basically a giant rabbit hole. That means – even here – you’ll find links, photos, and videos. And when you go click-crazy and tap your mouse on them? Well, you know what happens. You’re subject to all of the potential embedded content that comes with them.
So, yeah, that means you’re going to end up with other sites that will collect information on you, deploy cookies (you guessed it – no delicious treats there, either), and possibly even set up third-party tracking. I’d love to say I could shield you from the onslaught, but I’m a writer – not a programmer. (And that may even be beyond their scope. The internet’s the epitome of evil)
For my part, I’m not going to share anything I feel ranks in the dangerous category. My links? They relate to…well, me! (Yes, I know, potentially dangerous. Let’s overlook that, shall we?) But if I didn’t include the warning here, I’d feel bad.