Who we are
What personal data we collect, why we collect it, and how long we keep it
When visitors leave comments on the site, WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form (name, email address, URL if applicable, and comments) to attribute your comments to you. WordPress also collects the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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 instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed by Akismet here: https://akismet.com/privacy/.
This website uses a WordPress plugin for its contact form. If you submit an inquiry through the contact form, we will be sent your name, email address, and any comments you provide. This is so that we know how to get back to you. The information submitted through the contact form is not retained or used for marketing purposes.
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.
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.
This website keeps track of analytics such as your IP address and which pages you view, which allows me to understand web traffic and general trends. Data is only viewable in aggregate rather than you as an individual; your IP address is encoded and not visible to me.
This website uses both Jetpack by WordPress and Google Analytics to track and store analytics data.
Similarly, Google Analytics may track data such as your IP address. I as the site owner do not have access to any of this information and may only view analytical data in aggregate. You can view more information about how Google Analytics uses your information when you visit this website here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. You may opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
This website uses affiliate links. Please see our disclaimer for more information about affiliate links.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Apart from that and the services listed previously (MailChimp, JetPack, and Google Analytics) your data will not be sold or sent to any third parties.
How we protect your data
All of the places where your data are stored are secured with SMS two-factor authentication. This includes WordPress, JetPack, MailChimp, and Google Analytics. We will never give out your data to third parties.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, are subscribed to the newsletter, or have left comments, you have the right to request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You also have the right to 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. You can request your data at https://emilylightly.com/data-access-request/.
How to contact us
You can send us any questions, concerns, or requests regarding your personal data through our contact form or by sending an email to contact [at] emilylightly [dot] com.