Privacy Policy

Due to the recent change in the data protection law we have revisited our privacy policy and updated any new requirements in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The below outlines what data we collect and why.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The type of data that we collect and process may include your name, username, email address, IP address, and URL. We use data to run our site efficiently and personalise user experience.

We process data of brands, companies, organisations on this blog which may have been provided to us by a third party (eg, PR companies or other blogger outreach services). We need to process brand names and links of these companies, organisations, etc which may sometimes include names of people within that brand, company or organisation, (eg, if the brand is named after a living person) in order to carry out work assigned to us by these companies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 of being required to do so by law or 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 collaboration with. By entering any giveaway, or entering personal information on this website you are agreeing to these terms. Demographics may be shared with third parties but any data that can identify an individual person will not be shared without their consent. We also use plug ins which process some of your data. We also share data with our web host.

How we protect your data

We are committed to ensure that any information you disclose on this website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect. This website is also secured by SSL.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This website is protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches. If there is a breach or security issue we are emailed immediately by out security provider.

If there is a breach we will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities within 72 hours if the breach is severe and notify any individuals effected if necessary.

Lawful basis

We process personal data under the following lawful basis –

Consent –  Individuals visiting our website have chosen to do so on their own accord and have full access to this Privacy Policy and will have to consent to any personal data they enter in commenting systems, etc.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site.This privacy policy may be updated at any time. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.

For any questions please contact me at gemma@gemmalouise.co.uk