Privacy Policy

Who we are

This blog is maintained by one person, not a business entity, and as such will not ask viewers and commentors for any unnecessary private information outside of what WordPress asks for in the process of leaving a comment.

Our website address is: https://anaryaelderslie.com/blog.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

As this is a WordPress blog, it may ask for a name, email address, and perhaps a website address if you have one in the process of leaving a comment. Be cautious of what you reveal if you do not want others to be able to read it. The owner of the domain and blog honestly has no interest in your personal affairs on or offline, as callous as that may sound, and will not be keeping track of you.

You should be aware, however, that personal data is not just created by you interacting with this site, as these things can also be generated from technical processes such as contact forms, again…your comments, cookies that all sites maintain, analytics, and third party imbeds if they are present. Please keep this in mind,especially as we have no control over what a third party (such as videos or plug-ins) may decide to keep a record of.

That being said, by default WordPress itself does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. So, that is something else to keep in mind; but do not forget the previously mentioned forewarning about third party imbeds.

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

In the event that you as a commenter have the ability to upload an image to this site, please do not upload anything with EXIF data still attached. This can be extracted by anyone viewing this site, and they could very well track your location in the world. Obviously, this could lead to problems if the person is up to no good!

Contact forms

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. However, to make it easier to contact the owner of this blog, one may be included on a page. The plugin used for any contact form will most likely record and keep all the information you enter in, as well as your IP and the like. On our end as the blog itself, since we do not sell anything or have any marketing, we will not be using your information for anything other than contacting you back, should you state that you want to be contacted back. Otherwise, we will not be doing anything with it aside from reading your message.

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 visit our login page, 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 are someone we allow to edit or publish here in the future, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. There are plugins on this site that may have an analytics service, and these will most likely store the data collected. We have no control over this, as plugins are created by third parties.

Who we share your data with

We do not actively share any of the information and data that may be recorded with anyone, as we do not have any partners nor do we take payments from you. This does not include what the aforementioned plugins and imbedded third party images or videos that could be present on any given post or page may collect. By default, WordPress doesn’t share personal data with anyone, and we that use WordPress here have no real reason to do so either. It doesn’t benefit us at present, but if for some reason that does change, this section will be updated to reflect that.

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 see the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. We will not, however, give you information you cannot already see normally about other individuals. 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. Outside of this, we personally will not be giving your data to anyone else. Again, however, we will reiterate that we cannot attest to third parties. Caution is imperative.

Contact information

Should you truly be concerned about your data, you may contact us via email at anaryael@anaryaelderslie.com with your query and we will get back to you as soon as we are capable of doing so.