Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personal identifiable information is being used on my website itslaurenvictoria.co.uk with regards to the Data Protection Act 1998.
Please read the privacy policy below carefully to get a clearer understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle personal identifiable information in accordance with my website.

What personal information is collected from the people that visit this my blog?

The user’s name.

Contact information including email addresses and their website.

Demographic information such as post codes, preferences and interests.

IP address (automatically collected)

Web browser type and version (automatically collected)

When do I collect this information?

I collect name and contact information when a user wants to leave information on my site via a comment on a post or page, as well as when a user leaves their contact information to subscribe to my service.

Demographic information, web browser type and version are collected during the user’s experience on the site.

IP addresses are atomically collected during the user’s experience on this site.

How do I use this information?

This information is collected from the user to help personalise their experience. It is also used to deliver the type of content they are interested in to help improve my service. From this, I can learn more about the consumer through their demographic information to aid future content and respond back to user requests through their contact details.

I may also use this information to send promotional emails, special offers or other important information, which the user might find interesting through their email address.

How do I protect this information?

I only provide articles and information on this blog. I never ask for addresses, credit/debit card numbers, dates of birth or any other private information that has not been listed above.

The personal information a users shares on my site is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems. They are required to keep the information confidential.

All sensitive information the user supplies is encrypted via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

A variety of security measures when a user enters, submits or accesses their information to maintain the safety is implemented to maintain the safety of the users personal information.

If a password access is required for certain areas of my website, the user is responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Transmission of data across this website is taken at the users own risk, since data across the Internet cannot always be secure.

How long do I retain a users data?

If a user wants to leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to help me recognise and approve any follow-up comments atomically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my blog, I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.

Analytical information gathered will be retained for up to two years.

How can the user access their information?

As the user of this site, you have the right to access your own information upon a request copy at the email listed in the contact details below. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at anytime. Users cannot change their username.

How can the user change, restrict or delete their information?

You may have the rights as a user to change, restrict my use of your information and delete your personal information. Apart from the exception of legal matters, I will delete your personal information upon your request.

Comments –

When a user of my blog decides to leave a comment on this site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, also the visitors IPD address and broker user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravator service privacy policy can be read here.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the content of your comment.

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

Are cookies used?

Yes.

Cookies enable a site to provide relevant information based on a users previous browsing history to help my blog understand the users preferences to improve the service.

This can be applied when a user leaves a comment on my blog by choosing to opt-in to saving their name, email address and website in cookies. This is at the users best interests so that they do not have to fill in their details again when leaving another comment. This cookies will only last for one year.

If a user decides to log in with their account, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if the uses browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If a user selects ‘Remember Me’, their login will persist for two weeks.

If a user logs out of their account, then the login cookies will be removed.

Cookies are also be used to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction, so that I can offer better experiences and tools in the future.

Cookies are also used on my blog to keep track of advertisements.

A user can choose to have their computer warn them each time a cookie is being sent or they can choose to turn off all cookies through their browser settings. This will appear when the user first clicks on my website and will not close until they have consented.

Opting out, will not affect the users experience.

Third party websites and services 

Services of other parties may be used to aid the operation of my website and improve user experience. These sites include Bloglovin and Google Analytics. Third parties do not have direct access to certain personal information that has been provided by users of my website.

Bloglovin is used to keep my readers up to date with new article and information that is uploaded onto my website. It also helps me to keep track of traffic that is coming to this blog from Bloglovin. Bloglovin’s privacy policy can be viewed here for more info.

Google Analytics is being used to collect standard internet log information and details of traffic from this site, as well as visitor behaviour. This information is being used for me to track my stats (number of visitors per day, month and year) and also what posts are the most popular. The information that I gather from Google Analytics is then published onto my media kit and put onto my blog without the identity of users being shared.

Third party links 

On occasion, my website will provide links to other websites. This privacy policy does not extend to these other websites. It is advised to check out the other websites privacy policies before using them.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on my site may include embedded content (e.g Youtube videos, images, articles etc). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if a visitor has visited the other website.

These website may collect about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor their interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if a user has an account and they are logged in to that website.

Changes to this privacy policy 

I reserve the right to change this privacy policy when it is deemed necessary on occasion or to comply with new laws and regulations. Any changes will be put into affect immediately. The user has the responsibility to have accepted to the terms during the first use of my website.

Contact 

For any enquires or further information, please contact laurennvictoriaablog@outlook.com

17th May 2018