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PRIVACY POLICY

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This website address is: https://elizabethmilligan.com – owned and controlled by Elizabeth Milligan.  I can be contacted at elizabeth [at] elizabethmilligan.com

Last updated: 29th April 2019

This page informs you of my policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information I receive from users of the Site.  I use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using this Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What personal data is collected and why:

While using this Site, I may ask you to provide me with certain personal identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal identifiable information will only include your email address (to leave a comment or sign up for my newsletter) and your name and website address (these are optional).

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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.

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 have left comments on this site, 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 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.

Log Data

Like many site operators, I collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit this Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of my Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.  In addition, I use Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyse this.

Communications

If you have signed up for my newsletter, I will use your email to contact you with occasional newsletters. You will not be signed up for my newsletter without your explicit permission and you can opt out at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of my emails.

If you have signed up to receive my blog posts by email then you will receive an email every time I publish a blog post.  Usually a maximum of a couple of times a month.  You will not be signed up for my blog post emails without your explicit permission and you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the blog post email.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive, usually for a maximum period of time.

Like many sites, I use ‘cookies’ to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Site.

If you leave a comment on the 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.

Third Parties

This website uses third parties such as:

Google Analytics & Fonts – I use this for added flexibility and to track the traffic to this site and the readers. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

MailChimp – I use Mailchimp only for those who explicitly sign up to my email list; and store email addresses only.  You can find out more about Mailchimp’s privacy policy here.

Askimet – Akismet is an anti-spam service for the web. Akismet works by checking comments against a  global spam database to remove irrelevant, malicious content before it gets published.  You can find out more about Askimet’s privacy policy here.

Instagram – “Instagram Feed WD plugin uses Instagram API on website front end. All the data received from Instagram via API is cached in WordPress database for some short period to provide front end optimization. You may request us to delete your Instagram data if it is accidentally cached in our website database with hashtag feed data. Instagram saves some cookies in browsers of website visitors via API data. These cookies are mostly used for security purposes. They are regulated under terms of Instagram’s Privacy Policy.”

Gravatar (see above)

Pinterest pin it and social media buttons.  Pinterest may collect log data to personalise your Pinterest experience in the future.  You can find out more about Pinterest’s privacy policy here.

WordPress Stats where data is collected about readers based on country visiting from and page visits.  Find out more about WP privacy policy here.

This website may from time to time provide links to other websites.  I have no control over such websites and am not responsible for the content of these websites.  This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites.  You are advised to use the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

I do not currently run advertisements of any kind or have any affiliate links on my site.

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.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to me, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Any breaches of data will be informed within 48 hours via either email or a notice on this website.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of  24th May 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

I reserve the right to update or change my Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically.  Your continued use of this Service after I post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If I make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, I will notify you by placing a prominent notice on my website.

Contact

Please contact me should you have any questions about my privacy policy or wish for your data to be removed; you can put this in writing to elizabeth [at] elizabethmilligan.com

Thank you.