Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website, makes-you-think.com, is owned and operated by Simon Sapper. You can contact us by email at [email protected].

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Sharing

Data Used: When official sharing buttons are active on the site, each button loads content directly from its service in order to display the button as well as information and tools for the sharing party. As a result, each service can in turn collect information about the sharing party. When a non-official Facebook or a Pinterest sharing button is active on the site, information such as the sharing party’s IP address as well as the page URL will be available for each service, so sharing counts can be displayed next to the button. When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Blog subscription list

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

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 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

We retain any information sent to us through our Contact form for the sole purpose of replying to your enquiry.

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. Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

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.

We use a Twitter Feed plugin to display social media content on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers in order to display images and videos. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

Analytics

Our web host, SiteGround.com provides us with website traffic analytics from their servers. SiteGround is completely GDPR compliant and they do not use any cookies to provide this data.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third-parties.

How long we retain your data

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.

We retain subscription data for as long as you remain a member of our blog subscription list. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.

We retain any information sent to us through our Contact form for up to 6 months. You can request that it is deleted at any time.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive a 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.

You have the right to request rectification of any mistake in your personal data, and the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data. To exercise any of these rights, please email your request to [email protected].

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Your data is stored in a secure database. Standard security measures have been taken to protect the data, including strong passwords, and two-factor authentication where relevant.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data from third parties.

Complaints

Our supervisory authority is the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Website: https://ico.org.uk
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: +44 1625 545 745

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.
The last modification was made on 31st October 2019.