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
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.