What personal data we collect and why we collect it
This blog is developed on WordPress platform that by default does not collect any personal data about visitors and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some of the plugins may collect personal data.
Use of this blog is possible without registration and provision of personal data. The blog’s built-in statistics system collected data is as follows:
- Information for your geographical location, browser type, operating system and server IP address.
- Information you provide when signing up to follow the blog or fill in comments on the blog (name, email address, website).
- Information that is generated when using the blog (including URL, when, how often and under what circumstances you use it).
- Information that you post on the blog with the intention of being published on the Internet.
- Information related to your online account (name, web site, email) as well as any other information you have chosen to share on the blog.
Use of personal data and information
- Sending emails and notifications
- Administration and management of the blog
- For statistics
- To be able to fully use all the services of the blog.
When visitors leave comments on the blog 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.
If you upload images to the blog, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors of the blog can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts and articles on this blog 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.
We use WP Statistics for Visitor Data Records including IP, Referring Site, Browser, Search Engine, OS, Country and City. All the data is saved locally in WordPress and most important – WP Statistics is GDPR compliant.
We process this data to know how many people visit our blog, where they are coming from, what browsers and search engines they use, and which of our contents, categories and tags get more visits.
Who we share your data with
We do not provide your data to third parties, but your data may still be seen by third parties at the following points:
- This blog includes buttons for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to promote web pages (e.g. “like”, “pin”, “share” etc.) on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. These social media buttons can also store and process certain information to address users with personalized ads. Please read the privacy statement of these social networks to be informed what they do with your (personal) data that they process.
- The information you post on the blog, through a comment or related to your account is visible to other users and can be disseminated, via the Internet, worldwide. I cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. For your safety, it is good to choose carefully what exactly you post and share on the Internet or in this blog.
- Apple and Cinnamon blog has the right to provide your personal data when it is required by law, or in the belief that there is a real danger of harm to you or anyone else.
We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.
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 the blog (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 administrator can also see and edit that information.
We generally discard information about you when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it and we’re not legally required to keep it.
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.
If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
For the purpose of correction or deletion of your personal data it is necessary to fill in a Request for correction or deletion of personal data, in which you indicate which data you want to be deleted and the legal reasons for this. To use these rights, please contact us via the contact details available in Contact information section.
You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.
When you contact us about one of your rights under this section, we will need to verify that you are the right person before we disclose or delete anything. For example, if you are a user, we will need you to contact us from the email address associated with your account or comment. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf by giving us written authorization. We may still require you to verify your identity with us.
How we protect your data
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information. We constantly monitor the blog for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
What third parties we receive data from
Third Party Privacy Policies
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Last updated: 11 November 2020