Privacy Policy

Here is an outline of data collected by this website – http://www.georgiaphelpsbeautyblog.com

What personal information do I collect from you and why?

Name or username, email address, IP address and website URL. I also collect non identifiable data such as browser information in order for me to see my website statistics. I use your data to run my site efficiently and to personalise user experience.

How do I protect your information?
I never ask for credit card numbers or payment details. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

 

Are blog comments protected?

When visitors leave comments on my website I collect the data shown in the comment form, the visitors 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 here https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. You can choose to be notified for follow-up comments by email and be notified for new posts when you leave a comment. These things are 100% optional and the decision to opt in is in your hands only.

What about Cookies?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, I use cookies to collect information on your browsing behaviour. Cookies are placed on the device you are viewing the site on and remember when that device accesses the site. These cookies do not collect personal information but monitor your behaviour whilst browsing. If you leave a comment on my website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is so it’ll save you time if you comment again however this is optional. These cookies will last one year.

These cookies and the information they collect help improve this site for yourself and future visitors by monitoring traffic of users and success of particular content. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You are able to do this through your browser settings.
Embedded content from other websites:
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include links to other articles, images or videos on my website.  These websites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Third Party Plug-Ins:
This site uses Google Analytics to collect information such as details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. I also consistently  check my stats on WordPress. You can opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Website back up:
I back up my website regularly including all comments and personal data attached to ensure safety for both visitors of my blog and myself.
Do I share data?
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless required to do so by law or for giveaways where I collaborate with a brand. An example of this is choosing a winner and me needing to pass on the winner information to the brand in order for you to claim your prize. By entering any giveaway or entering such information, you are agreeing to these terms. If a giveaway is collaborated with a brand I will clearly state this.
How long do I 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 my website (if any) the personal information you provide is in your user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at all times except usernames.
Extra security information:
This website is secured by SSL. This website is protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches. If there is a breach or security issue I’m emailed immediately by my security provider. If there is a breach I will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities if necessary.
My contact information:
Please contact georgiaphelpsbeautyblog@gmail.com for privacy-specific concerns, any questions/queries or if you want me to clarify any of the above.

This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate –

Last updated on 24th May, 2018.