Cassiefairy.com

Privacy Policy

  • Our website address is: https://cassiefairy.com.
  • This website does not gather personal information from readers without your consent and you will be required to opt-in when you choose to interact with this blog.
  • Read on to find out more about how your data is collected and stored when you choose to interact with the website via email, comments, competitions or cookies.
  • This website only carries out data processing for our core business purpose of marketing our own blog posts to readers.
  • Your data will never be shared with anyone else and we do not sell your private personal information.
  • This website only stores the minimum details required for an interaction, such as your email address and the time/date of the interaction. No further information is required to comment, subscribe or interact with this blog.
  • If you would like to access the data we hold for you please click here to request your personal data profile, which enables you to view, update and request deletion of your comments.
  • We want to give you complete control of your own data read on for details of how to manage your email preferences or unsubscribe.
EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS

First of all, THANK YOU for wanting to sign up to receive my “Your Thrifty Life” monthly newsletter via email. If you choose to subscribe my email list, I will not pass on your contact information to any third parties and will only ever use your email address to send you my own blog post updates from this site only. Information stored includes your email address and the date of opt-in only. This information is securely managed via Mailchimp and only the administrator can access the list. Please refer to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy for more information.

We will only collect the minimum data needed to send you the newsletter so name/address/location details are NOT required to subscribe. Only your email address is required to subscribe to the “Your Thrifty Life” newsletter. You will be asked to tick the reCAPTCHA box when you sign up. I’ve enabled the reCAPTCHA setting to ensure that your subscription is genuine and to prevent spambots from adding your email to my list without your knowledge.

To confirm your email address and sign up to the newsletter, please click the “Yes, subscribe me to this list” opt-in button when you receive the confirmation email. If you have changed your mind about subscribing, you do not need to confirm, and your email address will not be added to the subscriber list.

Once you have confirmed your email subscription you will receive one monthly newsletter from me via email to the email address you have provided. The “Your Thrifty Life” email contains a round-up of my favourite blog posts including easy DIY projects and money-saving tips.

You can change your subscription settings or unsubscribe at any time by following the links in any of the emails you receive from me. Every email you receive contains an ‘Unsubscribe’ link or you can unsubscribe immediately by clicking here. If you choose to unsubscribe, your email address will be removed from the subscriber list and you will no longer receive my monthly newsletter via email.

WORDPRESS FOLLOWERS

Thank you so much for wanting to follow my blog in your WordPress reader and receive updates on new blog posts via your reader and email account. If you choose to follow my blog I will not pass on your contact information to any third parties and will only ever use your email address to send you blog post updates from this site only. Information stored includes your email address and the date of opt-in only. This information is securely stored on the Cassiefairy.com site database and only the administrator can access the database.

No name/address/location details are required to follow this blog. You can change your subscription settings or unfollow at any time by clicking the links in the emails you receive from me. When you follow this blog you will have received the following opt-in message via email to the address you provided:

Hi from Cassiefairy, You recently followed my blog ‘My Thrifty Life’ by Cassiefairy – thank you SO much! This means you will receive new posts by email, yay 🙂 To activate, click confirm below. If you believe this is an error, ignore this message and I’ll never bother you again.

If you wish to continue receiving blog post updates via your WordPress reader, you can opt in to confirm your subscription when you receive the initial sign-up email. Within this initial sign-up email you will also find a link to modify your options so that you can set the frequency at which you will receive updates from ALL the blogs you’re following via WordPress. If you have changed your mind about following my blog, you do not need to confirm, and your email address will not be added to the followers list.

Once you have opted in to the follower list you will receive blog post updates via your WordPress reader and occasionally via email to the email address you have provided. Every email you receive gives you the option to change your follow settings via the WordPress ‘Manage Subscriptions’ link. You can change the frequency that you receive blog post updates using the options ‘daily’, ‘weekly’ or ‘immediate’. Every email you receive from me contains an ‘Unsubscribe’ link and, if you choose to unfollow, your email address will be removed from the follower list and you will no longer receive blog posts from Cassiefairy.com via email or in your WordPress Reader. You can access a list of all the WordPress blogs you follow’ here and edit your settings/unfollow.

COOKIES

The cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. Cookies collect information about a user’s interaction with a site but no personal information and are erased at the end of your session. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click “Accept” on the cookies pop-up bar, then you are consenting to this. Any information gathered is anonymous and will not be used for marketing purposes. When you navigate away from this website, all cookies from your session will be deleted. You will therefore be asked to accept cookies again when you return to the website in the future.

If you have WordPress account and you are logged in while viewing this site, we will set up temporary cookies to determine to save your log in information and your screen display options. These cookies contain no personal data and 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 immediately.

COMMENTS

Thank you for wanting to interact with my content and join in the discussion. I love getting comments and chatting with my readers. When you decide to post a comment you can choose what personal information you wish to share at the point of entering your comment. You do not need to enter an email address, name or website address to post a comment. You do not need to sign in via WordPress, Google, Twitter or Facebook to enter a comment. If you choose not to add any personal information your comment will be posted as ‘anonymous’.

If you wish to add your details or use a social account when you comment, this means that you consent to these details (and social image) being displayed alongside your comment on the blog. You will therefore need to tick the ‘I agree’ checkbox on the comments form to submit your comment. Your email address will never be made public.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, the timestamp and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Akismet (owned by Automattic) is enabled on this site so visitor comments (including name, email, URL, IP address and User agent) are checked through an automated spam detection service. 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.

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 profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Similarly, if you comment via WordPress, Google, Twitter or Facebook, your profile picture will be displayed. If you upload images to the website within your comment, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included as visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

You have ‘the right to be forgotten’ so if you have left comments and wish to change the information displayed or remove your comment altogether please email me cassie@cassiefairy.co.uk and I will make the edits for you or erase your comment ASAP to protect your privacy. Alternatively, you can request to receive an exported file of all the comments you’ve made on this website via the request personal data form. You will need to provide the email address you used to make your comments to access this data. You email address will only be used to send you a temporary, unique link to your own personal data. You can then view, download, update and request deletion of your comments via the link you receive.

If you wish to receive blog updates via email you can opt in to confirm this when you add a comment using the check-box on the comments form. You will then receive an opt-in email to confirm your subscription and receive future blog posts via email. If you have changed your mind, you do not need to confirm, and your email address will not be stored. If you wish to edit your preferences for receiving emails after opting in, you can use the WordPress Subscription Management page to change the frequency of the emails you receive, or can click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link that can be found in every email we send you.

POST AND COMMENT LIKES

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com. In order to process a blog post like or a comment like, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of the WordPress mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.

COMPETITIONS

All the competitions on this website are hosted via Rafflecopter. You must be at least 13 years old to use Rafflecopter‘s services. When an individual enters a Rafflecopter giveaway, they’re able to log into the entry form in two ways – through Facebook Connect and through their name and email address combination. When you provide your email address or log in via Facebook within the Rafflecopter widget you are signing into Rafflecopter, not Cassiefairy.com. Please refer to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy for more information.

The details you provide within the Rafflecopter competition widget are securely stored via Rafflecopter.com and can only be viewed by the Cassiefairy.com administration account. Rafflecopter will never share or sell the data you provide when you enter a giveaway and will never email you directly. Only the giveaway admin (Cassiefairy) has direct access to the entrants’ name, email, IP, time of when they entered, and how they entered.

When you win a competition, you will be contacted via email at the address you provided when you entered the Rafflecopter giveaway. You will be emailed from my personal account cassie@cassiefairy.co.uk. If the prize is a ‘tangible’ prize, you will need to provide a delivery address of your choice so that the prize can be sent to you. This will only be used to post the prize to you and will not be stored or used in the future.

SHARING

When sharing blog post content via email the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTS

If you choose to interact with me personally via social accounts, you do so using your own username and the information you provided when you signed up to the social network. This information is not stored by Cassiefairy.com and all interactions that take place on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook or elsewhere are personal interactions and are stored by the website where the interaction occurs, separate from this blog.

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. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WORDPRESS.COM STATISTICS

This website does not collect your personal information for analytics. The only activities tracked via Jetpack Professional are post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. No personal information is collected or stored.

Data used includes IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. You can view Automattic’s privacy policy here.

In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. When viewing an ‘infinite scroll’ homepage (such as via a mobile device) views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically).

SECURITY

This website is protected via Jetpack Professional to guard the site against brute force login attacks, spam, data loss and harmful malware injections.

HTTPS

This website is installed on a https server to ensure a secure browsing experience for readers. Look for the green padlock and ‘Secure’ rating in the address bar when you access https://cassiefairy.com. When you submit your data (in comment forms, email sign-ups etc) to this website your information is encrypted and transmitted to the site via a secure connection.

DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION

In the unlikely event that a data breach occurs, you will be informed as soon as possible via email to the address you provided in your interactions with this website.

REQUEST PERSONAL DATA

You can request a record of your personal data from this website. You will need to provide the email address that you originally used to interact with this blog in order to receive a log of all your comments. When you request secure access to your personal data you will need to agree to the following message: ‘I consent to providing my email address so that Cassiefairy.com can send the personal data information requested.’ You will then receive a temporary, unique link via email that allows you to access, download, update and request deletion of your comments on this site. Click here to request your personal data.

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The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Cookies store information about a user’s interaction with a site but no personal details and are erased at the end of your browsing session. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. Any information gathered is anonymous and will not be used for marketing purposes. When you navigate away from this website, all cookies from this session will be deleted. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

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