Updated June 17, 2019
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Accessing this site is an acknowledgement by you that sandraardoin.com is not liable for damages that might result from your visit, including, but not limited to, damage to your computer.
When you visit, you are not required to disclose any personal information, such as name and email address. Disclosure of your personal information is voluntary and is not stored, except for the purpose for which you provide it. Such information and purposes are:
- Your name, website, and/or email address on comment forms – Comments, name, website address, and gravatar are public and may be seen by anyone on the Internet.
- Your name, website, and/or email address when using the contact form
- Your name and email address when signing up to follow the blog by email—use the “Unsubscribe” button to unsubscribe from these emails
- Information collected to allow users to “follow” the blog on this site
- Information requested and collected in the event of a contest or promotion held on this site (see conditions for “Giveaways” on the Disclaimer page)
While links to other Internet sites are often provided, insertion of links does not indicate endorsement by or affiliation with third party sites. We do not control and are not responsible for your use of those sites, nor are we responsible for or control any information collected by third parties, including (but not limited to) social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from a mobile app, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.
Akismet is enabled on the site. The contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. Akismet is enabled on the site and the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
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.
This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
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.
This site is for the use of persons 18 years and older. Minors are not allowed to provide any personal information, and this site will not knowingly collect personal information from those under 18.
A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site. A cookie (
akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.
To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
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
Your private information is important. We take reasonable precautions to secure and protect that privacy from loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information when you visit. However, no security is perfect, so ACCESS AND USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR DISCRETION AND RISK.
Please do not disclose personal information about third parties without receiving that person’s permission.
We reserve the right to remove comments that, in my discretion, I find offensive and/or inappropriate, that contain links and/or are determined to be spam.
We are not responsible if content found on this blog is republished on other websites or media without permission. You must obtain permission to copy, share, or reproduce quotes or images found on sandraardoin.com. Links to information posted on this website are allowed without obtaining prior permission. Email me at email@example.com.
This site does not use tracking technology to collect information once you leave the site.
Information obtained during your visit to this site may be released if requested by legal entities such as law enforcement or courts.
The above applies only to sandraardoin.com. For questions or concerns, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.