Your privacy is very important to us here at I, Alicia. For any questions or problems regarding the use of your personal data, please email us at [email protected].
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you use our contact form, you may consent to us storing your name and email address so we can respond to your inquiry. However, User Cookies are not used, and additional user details such as IP Addresses and User Agents are not collected.
We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. Information collected through our MailChimp subscriptions are strictly for Newsletter purposes. By submitting your e-mail address to us, you opt-in to receiving e-mail from us. You may opt-out of receiving further e-mail by contacting us via email or following the directions in any email.
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.
We use Google Analytics to track and collect user interaction on our website. Google Analytics collects personal data including IP addresses, user IDs and cookies. You have the option to opt-out when visiting our site.
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.
Who do we share your data with
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service such as Askimet.
Askimet: We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but 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).
How we protect your data
Our site is monitored on a regular basis by our host SiteGround for possible vulnerabilities or attacks and is SSL encrypted. All data is transferred using HTTPS.
We cannot guarantee absolute security of information, however, any data breaches will be reported to the appropriate authorities, and you will be notified immediately of any threats or attacks to your privacy.