Here’s the rest of what you need to know about when and why I collect your personal information, how I use it, and the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others.
Who I am
My name is Beth Terry, and I’m located in the United States. My website address is https://myplasticfreelife.com. This site is hosted by Bluehost, which is also located in the United States. Although I don’t specifically target users in the European Union, I do have some visitors from the EU and therefore am doing my best to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have questions about your privacy or the collection and storage of your data, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Personal Information
I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 13. If I find out that I have such personal information, I will take reasonable steps to delete it.
Details about specific cookies and what they are used for are listed in the sections below. You may also scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a specific list of all the cookies used on this site.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
When visitors leave comments on this site, I collect the data entered in the comments form, including the visitor’s name, email address, IP address, and browser user agent string. This data is used for managing comments and to help with spam detection.
In addition, you may opt to have your data remembered and automatically filled in the next time you comment by checking the box in the comment form. If you check this box, your name and email address will be saved in cookies in your browser. These cookies will last indefinitely or until you clear your browser cookies. If you don’t check the box, no cookies will be set.
If you submit a message to me through the contact forms on this site, I collect and store the data shown in the contact form and also your IP address. This data is used for managing messages and to help with spam detection.
If you submit a message through the Discussion Forum on this site, any information you enter into the message form is collected, stored, and publicized. I do not collect any other data from you, as all discussion participants use the forum as guests rather than logged in users. However, the forum will set a cookie in your browser to enable you to avoid re-typing your information on subsequent visits.
In addition to the spam protection mentioned under “Comments” and “Contact Forms,” I use a third-party service called Google ReCaptcha, which analyzes the traffic of this website, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages, and content that are recognized as SPAM.
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.
I use Google Analytics to analyze traffic to this website. For example, some of the information that is useful to me is how many people visit the site each day, what link they clicked on or search terms they used to find my site, what type of device and browser they are using, or where they are located geographically. This information is important for me to know in order to make the site useful to as many visitors as possible.
Google Analytics is a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Although I don’t display Google ads on this site, it’s possible that Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
If you upload images to the website, 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.
On this website, I offer share buttons for the following services/companies: Facebook, GooglePlus, Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter.
Purchases via PayPal
Affiliate Links & Other Website Links
This site contains affiliate links, which means that when you purchase items via a product link or display advertisement on this site, I may earn a percentage. This is done after the user clicks on an affiliate link by placing a cookie in the user’s browser in order to track the referral from my site. (Not all of the product links on this site are affiliate links, but many of them are, so you should just assume that any product link is an affiliate link. Please read my full Advertising and Review Policy to understand my criteria for reviewing or promoting any product on this site.) Once you click through to the merchant’s site, you are subject to the privacy policies of that site. Here is a list of the affiliate programs I currently participate in:
- Rakuten Affiliate Network
- eBay Partner Network
- Life Without Plastic affiliate program
- Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
Who I share your data with
I do not share your data with any other parties besides the service providers listed in the sections above.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you send a message through a contact form, the message and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can refer back to your message in the future, just as if you had sent me an email directly.
For users that register on this website (if any), I 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). I and other website administrators (if any) can also see and edit that information.
If you sign up for the email list, your data is retained for as long as your subscription is active.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, sent a message through a contact form, or signed up for the email newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I amend or erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To request a copy of your data or that it be deleted, please email me at email@example.com.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
My contact information
Beth Terry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies used on this site
This list is a work in progress. I will change this message after I have found and listed all known cookies set by this site.
|Set by the WPDiscuz Comment Form (at the bottom of each page and post) to save your name and email address to avoid retyping it on future visits. These cookies will only be set if you click the checkbox to remember your data for the next time you comment.|
|Set by Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users and sessions, determine new session visits, throttle request rate, and store the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached this site.|
This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate. It was last updated on September 30, 2018.