Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 25, 2018.

We respect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms
When you contact us by email or through our website, we collect your name and email address so that we can reply to your enquiry.

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 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.

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

Who we share your data with

We direct our website visitors to third party websites through ShopStyle Collective. The information provided is transferred to ShopStyle Collective for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. The information you provide by subscribing to our newsletter will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Analytics

We use WordPress.com / Jetpack stats for our website visitors analytics. Data used covers IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity tracked includes post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

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 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.

How we protect your data

Where we store your information in third-party services, we restrict access only to people who need it. We store passwords in Apple Keychain, use a different, randomly generated password for each service, and never use the same password twice.

The computers we use are all protected by a passcode or fingerprint access. These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re started or after 10 minutes of inactivity. Our mobile devices are also protected by a fingerprint or facial recognition.

How to complain
We take complaints very seriously. If you’ve any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact us.

Changes to the policy
If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.