What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name, email, website, the comment itself), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Users might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing name and email address to receive communication from Jeanette O’Hagan Writes. We use a secure double op-in subscription system and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog such as new releases, updates, events, deals, promotional offers, reading tips, other relevant information.
Subscribers may unsubscribe at anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.
Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider (currently Mailchimp). An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.
Your name and email address are stored securely in Mailchimp.
Email marketing messages that we send (generally every one to three months) may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.
Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options. If you wish to disable cookies you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.
Cookies that we may use are:
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.
We use Google Analytics, to have access to real time stats about website usage, including which posts are popular, to help us deliver relevant content and improve your experience of our website.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (currently Akismet Spam Protection). Typically this includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment).For more information see here.
- Facebook page plugin and Social Media Like buttons
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.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata (such as name provided, email address and website (optional)) are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We only retain personal information for so long as it is necessary for the purposes for which the personal information can lawfully be used.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments or subscribe to our email 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 (such as name, email address, website). You can also request that we 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.
How we protect your data
We take your privacy seriously and endeavour to keep your personal data secure and confidential.
That’s about it.
Last Updated: July 14, 2018