This is where you will learn about the info my website collects on you and what to do about it.
What personal data we collect and why we collect
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We use Akismet to reduce comment spams. IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Please note that the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
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.
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.
We will ask you to fill out your name and email address whenever you try to reach out to us by email. This information is strictly used to be able to communicate back to you and is not used for any other intend. Please note that they content of the contact form including your name, email address and message can be stored on our server for backup and faster response purpose.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, we 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 our Site.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.
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.
We use Google Analytics and WordPress Stats to analyse the performance of our website.
These analytics tools help analyze user activity in order to improve the Website. For example, using Google Analytics Cookies we can look at aggregate patterns like the average number of pages they viewed, where they are from, how frequently they visit our website and so on. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and experience of the website.
Also note that our implementation of Google Analytics was set to anonymize your IP so that the information Google Analytics collects about you cannot be tracked back to you. You can download this extension to opt-out of Google Analytics data collection.
We also use WordPress Stats that collects IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we 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.
Google Analytics data is retained for a period de 26 months.
How your data is been protected
This website is secured by SSL encryption to make sure that the data you share with our servers cannot be intercepted by another unauthorised user.
In addition, we use security plugins to scan for malware on a regular basis and to fight spams among other security measures.
Ask me to remove your data
Your privacy is important to me. Therefore, we don’t share, sell or rent any of your information to any party.
If you wish to remove all your data from our database, I will be glad to help.
Please send us a message so that we can get back at you.