Collection of Personal Data
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form. Additionally, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string help spam detection. We use the Thrive Comment System here.
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.
Our contact forms ask for a name and email address only. This is strictly for our email newsletter which is sent out an average of once per week. You may opt-out of it at any time. We currently use MooseEnd as our email provider and MailChimp.
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.
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. Then, when 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.
We use Google Analytics to track our website traffic. Similarly, third-party services and advertising partners may collect basic information too. You can read about their policy here.
Who we share your data with
Third-party providers like Kingged with whom you share site data, including partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, and third-party service providers, and note what data you share with them and why. Link to their own privacy policies if possible.
Push Engage is another third party we have used if you subscribe to push notifications. You can check Push Engage’s updated policy here.
Not to mention, by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
However, if you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically. Hence, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Similarly, 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. Of course, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. Finally, 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. Again, you can check out Thrive Comments policy here.
If you sign up for our newsletter it is through Mail Chimp. You can read Mail Chimp’s own policy here.
How we protect your data
Equally important, we use HTTPS here on Inspire to Thrive.
The HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP. It is the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. Therefore HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions. These transactions may include online banking and online shopping order forms.
In addition, web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome also display a padlock icon in the address bar to visually indicate that a HTTPS connection is in effect.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Therefore, If you believe you have had a breach here, contact me immediately at [email protected]
What third parties we receive data from
In the same fashion, our advertisers receive data once you click on their ads or links throughout this website.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements