Privacy Policy

You’ve reached the privacy policy of my website, “teodora” (this is also my first name).
The web address of the site is teodora.blog or https://teodora.blog (which redirects to teodora.blog).

The European Union’s data protection regulations and similar regulations in other countries (and continents) require that visitors and users of websites are informed about the data that websites collect and how it is used.

I do not sell or trade your information, your navigation data on this site, or the data you choose to submit to the site, nor would I ever do that.

I use some software and online tools that help me manage this blog efficiently, and in the following paragraphs, I’ll do my best to mention all of those tools that I know of that collect data and the kind of data I know of that they collect.

What personal data is collected and why

Email subscription

If you choose to subscribe by entering your first name and email address in the subscription section of my site, I might send you informative e-mails from time to time, but as of today, I don’t send a newsletter. You can also unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the confirmation email that you receive after you subscribe, or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email you receive from me.

I do not share your subscribing information with anyone else except the service provider I use to collect and manage the subscriptions. I use the services of Mailchimp for this, and their privacy policy can be consulted here https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.  

Comments

If you choose to comment on this site, please be aware that this is a public site and anyone who visits it will be able to read your comments.

When you leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and your browser’s agent string is collected to help spam detection. I use an automated spam detection service for the web, Askimet. Their privacy policy can be consulted here: https://akismet.com/privacy.

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 Gravatar profile picture (if you have one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, in the comments sections or any other available way, 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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the site you also opt-in to saving your name, email address and website (if you enter any in the optional field) 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles links, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you would visit 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I use analytics to better understand the use of my website. The tool I use for analytics is the Jetpack plugin, which is owned by Automattic. Their privacy policy can be consulted here https://jetpack.com/support/privacy and here https://automattic.com/privacy.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that any follow-up comments can be recognised and approved automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to receive updates by entering your first name and email, the information you provide and some tracking information is stored and retained. You can see, edit, or delete your information at any time by following the link you receive in the confirmation email.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have left comments, or signed up, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I have about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that I erase any personal data I have about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments are checked and processed through the automated spam detection service, Askimet.

I use Jetpack’s analytics, which collects some data about your navigation on this site.

If you chose to subscribe, your data is stored and processed through Mailchimp, my automatic email service provider.

Additional information and contact

Please be aware that the way you choose to engage with this website and the information you choose to submit is entirely your choice and responsibility.

This Privacy Policy was updated on January 30th, 2020.

Contact me here for questions or additional information.