Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website address is http://shaniquagarvin.com, owned and operated by Shaniqua Garvin.

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it

By visiting the site we collect location and demographic information along with the duration of your visit using a third party site. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

This data is collected for informational purposes only in order to asses the reader audience and tailor future content to that audience. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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

Only subscribers input information about their name and email address into a contact form in order to receive blog post delivered via email.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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. 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 google analytics to evaluate the age range, sex, and location information for informational purposes only.

Who we share your data with

A broad overview, not personal information about our audience is shared with potential advertisers by providing the information to a public relations agency. Once you decide to click on a link in any ads placed on the site you will be sharing information with that company based on their privacy policy.

How long do we retain your data

The contact information provided through subscribing and the analytics information is retained for one calendar year.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize 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.

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 are checked through an automated spam detection service Akismet. Their privacy policy can be found below.

“We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but 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).”

Our contact information

Shaniqua Garvin,  email: Shaniqua@Shaniquagarvin.com

How I protect your data

We never share or sell your personal information for any purpose. We also use technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two-factor authentication for those engaging on the site.

What data breach procedures I have in place

There is website protection through the hosting provider along with computer security at any point information is posted to the site.

What third parties I receive data from

We use Google analytics to receive demographic information about site visitors. More information about Google analytic privacy policy can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008