Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://sheilapollard.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

 

Cookies

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.

 

 

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.

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

 

Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

 

Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Data Used: Cookies & Usage Data. Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects.

Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking at any time, should you wish to do so. This link will take you to a page where you can download an ‘opt-out’ browser addon.

or simply use this button

WordPress.com Stats

WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data Collected: 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.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

 

Who we share your data with

We share website data with our web host, Google Analytics, Google Adsense and our online security software. We do not and will not share your personal data with other companies for marketing purposes, or for any other reason, unless required to do so by law.

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.

Your contact information

You can contact me at info@sheilapollard.eu

Additional information

How we protect your data

There is a single administrator access to the website. The password is not shared with anyone else. No data is collected unless a visitor comments or uses a contact form to get in touch.

What data breach procedures we have in place

An online software alerts me to any attempts or attacks on the website via email. We monitor traffic and site access regularly and are committed to protecting your data. In the event of a personal data breach, we will investigate what has happened, record and respond appropriately, including establishing the severity of the breach to the rights and freedoms of those affected. We will inform the relevant body within 72 hours if we deem the breach to be severe, as well as informing those affected by it with our findings and next steps.

 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Periodically we review the website visitors to see what they are reading to decide what future content they may enjoy. If you do not consent to us processing your personal data in this way then you have the option to opt out of Google Analytics tracking as mentioned above, or by enabling a ‘Do Not Track’ request in your browser’s advanced settings. This may or may not work with our security provider, but is an option you have at your disposal.

 

Disclaimer

All content provided on this blog is based on opinion and is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site.

The owner will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided on the blog, nor for the availability of this information. Also the blog owner will not be held responsible for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. All opinions expressed on this blog are solely those of its authors and do not give the opinions of any organizations or any affiliates.

You are not allowed to reproduce, reprint or publish any part of this blog without written consent from the website administrator.

We are very much concerned about the privacy of your personal information. We collect  information but do not sell it to third parties.

We also use third party advertisements on BTT to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google Adsense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

 

This policy was created May 2018. It may be updated periodically.