Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website www.thevenezuelanblogger.com
What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog?
When on my blog, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

Our website address is: http://thevenezuelanblogger.com.

Comment

I collect information from you when you enter information on our site. When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
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.

How do I use your information?

Your information is used in order to leave a comment on a blog post. Your email address isn’t made public as stated when you leave a comment. Only your name, comment, website (optional) and profile picture is.

How do I protect your information?

My website only provides information. I never ask for credit card numbers or payment details. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters or submits their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do I use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, I use cookies to collect information on your browsing behaviour. Cookies are placed on the device you are viewing the site on and remember when that device accesses the site. These cookies do not collect personal information but monitor your behaviour whilst browsing. These cookies and the information they collect help improve this site for yourself and future visitors by monitoring traffic of users and success of particular content.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Third-party disclosure

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 policies. 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 page views I have, most popular blog post etc. None of this information identifies individuals or shows personal information like email addresses.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises 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.

How long I 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 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 I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information

Please contact thevenezuelanblog@gmail.com for privacy-specific concerns.

This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate – last updated on 23th May 2018.

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