Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Version/Last update: June 2020

Privacy is of great importance to us. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The legislation will hereafter be referred to as “the Relevant Legislation”.

This is a “Privacy Policy”. In this document, we explain what kind of Personal Data we collect in relation to your use of our Website, App and (buying) services or products offered by us. We also explain how we store, protect and use your Personal Data and for which purposes.

Personal Data

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means information or pieces of information that could allow you to be identified. This definition is in accordance with the Relevant Legislation.

Are you under the age of sixteen?

If you are younger than sixteen years, you cannot use our Website or App without permission of your parents or legal guardian.

Your consent

When continuing to use the Website you agree to this Privacy Policy. Please note that you are not obliged to agree to this Privacy Policy, but that you cannot use the Website or order our services or products, if you do not agree to this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.seeingpinkelephants.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 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.

Media

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.

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 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Google

Google Analytics is used to analyse the performance of our websites. We do not collect or store any personal information in Google Analytics. Read Google’s privacy policy here.

Hotjar

Hotjar is used to improve the user experience on our websites. Hotjar collects anonymous usage information from our website, including the pages you visit. We do not collect form submissions or any personal information in Hotjar. Read Hotjar’s privacy policy here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Additional information

Third party websites

You find (hyper)links on our Website that link to the websites, products and services of partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors or other third parties. We do not control the content or the links that appear on these websites and we are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these websites, products and services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites, products and services may have their own privacy policies, user terms and customer service policies. Browsing through and interaction with any other website, including websites that are linked to or from our Website, are subject to the terms and policies of that website.

How we protect your data

We work hard to protect your Personal Data from unauthorised or unlawful access, alteration, disclosure, use or destruction. For example, we take the following measures to make sure the Personal Data is safe:

  • We secure our network connection with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology
  • We control the access to the Personal Data with passwords
  • We restrict the access to the Personal Data to the purposes mentioned in this Privacy Policy

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change this Privacy Policy in a significant way, we will post a notification on our Website along with the updated Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the App or Website, you acknowledge the most recent version of this Privacy Policy.

champion(at)seeingpinkelephants.com