What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We promise that we take data safety seriously and we use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.
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. While your email address is collected, it is not published when your comment is published.
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.
This website has enabled data collection for Remarketing with Google Analytics. This collects data from Google’s signed-in users who have chosen to enable Google to associate their web and app browsing history with their Google account, and to use such information from their Google account to personalize ads.
Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie, if they wish.
In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, Pinerest pins). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
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.
The retention period for data sent to Google Analytics that is associated with cookies is set to 14 months. This period is reset each time your interact with the website.
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to:
– be informed regarding how the data is collected and used
– have access to the data about you
– ask us to change the data about you
– ask us to delete the data about you
If you have an account on this site, have left comments or subscribed to a newsletter, 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 amend or 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.
We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Disclosure of Information
Simmeringtea.com will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others, including e-mail addresses provided to subscribe to the newsletter.
We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.
We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and administer the site. This statistical information may also be related to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information, track user’s movement, or gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We collect only the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.
External Web Sites
Please note that Simmeringtea.com contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site that you read the privacy statements of each web site that might collect personally-identifying information. This includes when clicking on affiliate links.
Simmeringtea.com has affiliate relationships with some of the external web sites mentioned in this website, including advertisements, and Simmeringtea.com may be compensated if consumers visit these web sites or make purchases through these web sites.
Simmeringtea.com is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
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All of the opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and reflect my personal experiences.