Last updated: August 25, 2018
This page informs you of the policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use this Website.
Who we share your data with
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I may collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
I may keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but I do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
I use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Website.
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Google AdSense & DoubleClick Cookie
Information Collection And Use
While using this Website, I may ask you to provide with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
I may collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit this Website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
I may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate this Website, to provide the Website on my behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist me in analyzing how this Website is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on my behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.
Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters.
On the Website, you may subscribe to my newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. You have also the right to access and update your profile and preferences and unsubscribe anytime.
Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private (especially the emails from readers in blog comments and emails from newsletter subscribers). You will not be spammed in any way and I will absolutely not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Plugin: Beaver Builder
Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.
Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on this website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided this site. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The security of your Personal Information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Links To Other Sites
I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
This Website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided this site with Personal Information, please contact me. If I discover that a child under 18 has provided this site with Personal Information, I will delete such information from my servers immediately.
Compliance With Laws
Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I may disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.