Privacy Policy

Version 1. Updated on 18 January 2020

Who we are

Our website address is: https://gatheringwp.com.
This site is run by Patricia BT, 1290 Versoix, Geneva, Switzerland.
Hosted on an Hetzner Cloud server via Runcloud ¤ service.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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

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.

Media

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.

Contact forms, email

Wehn we collect your email address on a contact form, we keep your address only to be able to contact you. On email subscription form ,we integrate with our emailing service: your data is registered on our Mailerlite ¤ account, and can transit via automation tools. We do not share your contact information.

Profile data

All the fields in your profile are kept in our records. Public fields are the displayed name, and all other public fields you want to fill. Private fields are not shared and include your email address, the date of registration and billing information in case of sales and paid membership.

Cookies

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.

Visitors and logged out users

You have to accept a general cookie which specifies that you agree with the current privacy policy. This cookie is set for 3 months, but is reset if we change the policy, in which case you will have to accept again. The current version of the cookie is 1 and is defined on the same date as this privacy policy on 18 January 2020.

Logged in users

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 (such as social networks).

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

Analytics

Anonymised data are collected by Google Analytics in their standard way + with the Advertising Features to allow demographic analytics, see more info here. It means you can get a Google advertising cookie.

Who we share your data with

The list of members is public with name and avatar and all the information you want to be published. We do not share email addresses.

How long we retain your data

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.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (username change on request). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

WordPress, the plugins and theme are always updated to the latest releases. Security rules and restrictions, as well as site monitoring are in place.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a security breach, we will mail all our users and will reset all passwords, thus users would receive a new automated password or a link to reset it.

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