Who we are
Our website address is: https://samanthajblogs.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When using our site, as appropriate you may be asked to enter your name or username, email address, blog/website URL or other details.
We use your data to:
Run our site effectively & to personalise user experience.
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.
You can choose to be notified for follow up comments by email and be notified for new posts when you leave a comment. You can also choose to save your name, email and website to the browser for the next time you comment. These things are optional and only you can opt in.
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.
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.
Third party discourse
I do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
Third party links
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on my website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy polices. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google Analytics & WordPress Statistics
Google Analytics collects information such as details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. WordPress also stores standard statistics too which I look at however WordPress doesn’t share any personal data with anyone. This information is only accessed by myself so I can see how many blog views I have, most popular blog posts etc. None of this information identifies individuals or shows personal information like email addresses.
Users can set preferences for how google advertisers to you using the google Ad settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt out browser add on.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any personal information with third parties for marketing purposes or in any instance with exception being required to do so by law of the winners details in situations such as giveaways whereby the name, address and email address may be passed on to the company I am collaborating with. By entering any giveaway or entering personal information o this website you are agreeing to these terms.
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 (if any), 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.
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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are 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.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency enforces the COPPA rule which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
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).
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