Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of all visitors, which is why we collect as little information as possible to keep this site running smooth. This policy will provide you with the following information:

  • Who we are
  • Your Consent and Changes to this Privacy Policy
  • What personal data we collect and why we collect it
  • How long we retain your data
  • What rights you have over your data
  • Links to Other Websites
  • Contact

Who we are

Our website address is: https://danielvandriel.com.

Your Consent and Changes to this Privacy Policy

By using this site you consent to this Privacy Policy. If we change our policies, we will post those changes on this site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. This page was last updated January 23rd 2020.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This website collects personal data in the following ways:

  • Comments
  • Media
  • Contact forms
  • Cookies
  • Embedded content from other websites
  • Analytics

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 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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet. The information we collect typically 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 itself).

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

Our website offers the opportunity to get in contact with us via contact form. In doing so personal data is voluntarily transferred to us, stored automatically and only used for the purpose of dealing with the request and getting in contact with the affected person.

Contact forms collect the following information:

  • Name*
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number*
  • Message Contents
  • Referrer
  • GDPR Agreement Consent

* Denotes optional fields

Contact form data is sent to our encrypted Email Inbox hosted by ProtonMail. After initial form submission, Email communication between ProtonMail users is End-to-End encrypted.

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.

If you visit our login page, 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.

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

We use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

  • Clicky Clicky is a web analytics service which anonymizes visitor IP addresses, is fully compliant with GDPR data privacy regulations, and is officially certified by Privacy Shield for data protection compliance (certification). Read the Privacy Policy for Clicky here: https://clicky.com/terms
  • WordPress.com Site Stats via Jetpack Site Stats is a web analytics service. It has been configured to honour Do Not Track. Privacy Policy can be found here:
    https://jetpack.com/support/wordpress-com-stats/

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 that register on our website (if any), 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 (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Contact form submissions may be kept indefinitely in an encrypted Email mailbox.

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.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us by visiting our contact form: https://danielvandriel.com/contact/