Privacy Policy

Oh Look, It’s Another Privacy Policy

Are you sick of hearing about GDPR?  I am too, but you’re entitled to know how your privacy is protected as a visitor of my blog.  (I actually sounded professional for a moment there didn’t I?  Impressed?  So am I.)  Read on for my whole privacy policy, I tried to make it at least a little less mundane…

 

Who am I?

If you wanna know who I am personally, check out my home or about pages.  If you want to know who I am from a “business” or “privacy” perspective, I’m Jasmine Burke, owner of the blog website www.thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk.

 

The Personal Data Collected and Why

Comments

When you leave me a (Hopefully lovely) comment on my website, my site collects the data shown in the comments form.  Additionally, my site collects all visitors’ IP addresses and browser user agent strings to help spam detection.

If you’re using Gravatar (The service that gives you a nice little profile picture), then an anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to Gravatar.  Gravatar’s privacy policy is seperate from mine… Obviously… Because I don’t own Gravatar.  You can find their policy here.  Once approved, your Gravatar profile picture is publicly visible on my blog in the context of your comment.

Media

If uploading imaged to my site, 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.

Contact Form

You’ll have seen on my website that I have a contact page with a contact form.  On this page I collect your name and email, website (if you put one) and whatever message you choose to send to me.

This information stays in my email inbox, and not used for any purpose other than contacting you back.  I never share your information and I never pass it on to anyone else without asking for your consent first.  Anything that you’ve sent me is safe with me.

Cookies (Unfortunately, not the edible kind)

If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website for next time 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, several cookies save your login information and screen display choices.  The login cookies last 2 days, and the screen options cookies last for a year.  However, if you select “Remember me” your login cookie lasts for 2 weeks.  If you log out of your account, the login cookies are removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie saves 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Sometimes I get a little fancy with my articles, and they may include embedded contend (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.  This means they could track your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I only use WordPress analytics to track my analytics.  As per WordPress’s own privacy policy,  it is stated that they do not share any personal data with anyone.

 

The Sharing of Your Data

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so any follow-up comments are recognized and approved automatically instead of being held for moderation (You’re no longer a stranger!  I want to recognise you!).

For users that register on this website (if any), the website stores your personal information from your user profile.  You can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for your username).  I, as the admin, can also see and edit this 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 held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

My website may check visitor comments through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any further queries about your privacy, send an email over to thoughtsfromjas@yahoo.com!  I’ll try to help the best that I can.