Who we are

Our website address is: http://laurataggart.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 anonymized 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.

Contact forms

If you submit a contact form, the submissions go to the database and is used for customer service purposes only. The form submission data gets deleted periodically. We do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

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.

Analytics

Whenever you request a page through your browser, navigation and click stream data such as:

  • Your IP address
  • Browser and version
  • Operating system
  • Date and time
  • Site from which you came

This information is stored in a log file and/or database. Any search terms that you enter into our website search are also logged. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:

  • Website and system administration
  • Research and development
  • Anonymous user analysis
  • To gather accurate statistics to advertisers in the form of aggregated data

This information is stored on a secure dedicated server.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. However, we may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorized or necessary.

We may utilize the following third party services who will have limited access to only necessary data for completing their services:

  • MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering agreed upon communications, in regard to blog subscriptions and/or memberships.

Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, which typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your contact information

The email addresses collected via subscriptions to our blog or newsletters are not sold, or disclosed to any third parties. These addresses will only be used by our company to send out LauraTaggart.com communications (such as blog posts and updates, newsletters, and upcoming announcements). You will not receive any mailings you did not request. The email addresses collected are stored on a secure dedicated server.

We may use the contact information to inform you about the status of your purchase, updates, bug fixes, and to let you know about upcoming LauraTaggart.com services or changes.

Additional information

Contact

If you have questions regarding our privacy policies, terms and conditions, or opting out of our email lists, please contact us.

Disclosure: This policy was created on behalf of Laura Taggart, by Mandy Roberson Media, LLC. We (MRM) are not liable in any way if this website is found to be less than compliant with current GDRP standards.

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