Last Updated: June 2, 2018
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The data that we collect about you depends in part on actions that you take while visiting the danielleduncan.com website–for instance, we will collect different data based on your leaving a comment or creating an account.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we optionally collect the data shown in the comments form, and if you click the checkbox to remember your information, we will place a cookie.
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.
There are no essential cookies that get set. For most users, the only possible cookie would be if you opt-in when leaving a comment.
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.
The web hosting company, Dreamhost, which hosts this website, keeps logs of visits for security purposes and to maintain healthy systems. Those logs contain IP addresses, among other information. The logs are kept for 3 days and then deleted. They are essential.
All other analytics that we do use anonymized data which cannot be tied to a particular person.
If you enter information into a form in order to enter a giveaway, that data will be gathered in order to complete the giveaway and award the prizes. Some of the giveaway technologies also place cookies.
Who we share your data with
The following vendors are used by danielleduncan.com:
WordPress — This website uses WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS). Website: https://wordpress.org/
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.
Logs are stored for three days and then deleted.
Please see the Cookies section above for details about how long different types of cookies are stored.
What rights you have over your data
Account Holders & Commenters
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 update your personal data or 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.
How to Make Requests
To have us:
- pull a copy of your website-related personal data
- request that we erase your website-related data
- request that we update your website-related data
contact us directly at:
How we protect your data
We only work with vendors who are GDPR-compliant. In those rare cases where we store data ourselves, such as backups of the active newsletter subscribers, the data is kept offline so it is not reachable via the internet.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
This site uses IP addresses for security purposes, to protect against spam. Whenever possible, we anonymize the IP addresses using hashes so that we do not store the IP address itself.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
If required to do so by law, or if you breach our Terms of Service, we may disclose your personal information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at: