Version 24th May 2018
By law, I need to inform you how I am using your personal data: why I collect them, what I do with them, how they are being stored and protected.
When you visit my website, fill in a contact form or add a comment to a blog post, personal data will be collected. The information below explains what happens to these data.
Please note: the below only applies to data collected through my website. When I start working with you on a ceremony I will inform you specifically on how I use and save data related to the ceremony.
What personal data I collect through my website and why I collect them
When you leave comments on my website I collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
2. Comment likes
In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.
3. Blog: post likes
In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
4. Contact forms
If you use a contact form to send me a message I will use your name, email address and any other contact details provided by you (for example phone number, Skype name) to reply to your message. I will use your contact details for any follow-up communications and, if we work together on a ceremony or ritual, to liaise with you. I will not use these details for marketing purposes and will not share them with third parties, unless the law supersedes this requirement. You contact details will be safely stored.
6. 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.
Analytics: WordPress.com stats
Hosted by JetPack. Data used: IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: As the site owner I do not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, I can see that a specific post has 285 views, but I cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs – containing visitor IP addresses – are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you 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 me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Concerns, questions or feedback?
Please contact me via the contact form or firstname.lastname@example.org
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