Privacy Policy

Who We Are and What This Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • Our website—https://vanessahallauthor.wordpress.com/

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

  • Basic account information: For example, email address and username when you leave a comment.
  • Public profile information: Your public profile information is just that — public — so please keep that in mind when deciding what information you would like to include.
  • Content information: You might provide us with information about you in draft and published content (a blog post or comment that includes biographic information about you, or any media or files you upload).
  • Communications with us: You may also provide us with information when you communicate with us via comment.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

  • Interactions with the site: We collect some information about your interactions with the site, such as your “Likes.”
  • Information from cookies & other technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. For more information about our use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how you can control the use of cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

How and Why We Use Information

Purposes for Using Information

We use information about you for the purpose listed below:

  • To customize the user experience.

Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information

A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that: (1) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or (2) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or (3) We have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, so that we can offer you an even better user experience; to communicate with you; and to understand our user retention and attrition; to monitor; and to personalize your experience; or (4) You have given us your consent — for example before we place certain cookies on your device as described in our Cookie Policy.

Sharing Information

How We Share Information

We share information about you in limited circumstances, and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy.

  • To protect rights, property, and others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect third parties or the public at large.
  • Published support requests: If you send us a request for assistance (for example, via a support email or one of our other feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish that request in order to clarify or respond to your request, or to help us support other users.

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is disclosed publicly. That means information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your website, and your “Likes” and comments on other websites are all available to others. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share publicly.

How Long We Keep Information

We generally discard information about you when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it — described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information — and we’re not legally required to keep it.

Choices

You have choices available when it comes to information about you:

  • Limit the information that you provide.
  • Set your browser to reject cookies.

How to Reach Us

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, please use the contact page.

*adapted from https://automattic.com/privacy/