My Website Privacy Policy Page.

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The Sleep Bloke Website Privacy Policy Page.

My website policy page is important because it informs all users about their rights and responsibilities, and protects my website from legal issues.

Hello everyone, I’m very glad to have you here visiting me at the Sleep Bloke Website: https:// www.thesleepbloke.com

According to international privacy regulations, if my website gathers personal data from website visitors, I must post a Privacy Policy on my website and make it accessible via whatever platform you may be using, personal computer, mobile phone, tablet etc.

A website must have a privacy policy if it employs various third-party services to improve the operation of the website (such as payment processing tools, analytics packages, and advertising plug-ins).

There are many good reasons for it all and there is a plethora of relating standards and third-party requirements in just about every country on this planet.

COMMENTS.

When visitors leave comments on this 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 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.

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.

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, I 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, I 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.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS AND ADSENSE.

As you use this Website, we use automatic data collection technology such called ‘Google Analytics’ to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns.

This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website and any communications between your computer and this site.

Among other things, this website will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

This data is collected for statistical purposes and I don’t collect personal information. The purpose of collecting and viewing data is to improve my Website and any offering that may eventuate.

If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.

For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can just search for Google Privacy Policy on your website browser.

This Website may also use Google Adsense at some point to manage all third-party advertising on the Website.

Google Adsense serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies.

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting.

A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioural advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimise advertising.

Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache.

The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our website visitors based on your visit to our site and visits you might make to other sites on the Internet.

You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Google Adsense.

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.

WHO DO I SHARE YOUR DATA WITH?

Nobody, I have no intentions, desire or interest in ever sharing your data with anyone.

I provide a website that’s all about sharing information about my passion, my intentions are pure and simple, and I’m not after your details.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email, this I believe is standard WordPress functionality.

HOW LONG I 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.

Sometimes your data will not be collected very long at all, if I don’t like what you write, I’ll simply delete it.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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?

I never encourage people to get too attached to any website, if you want to leave a comment that’s fine but my email address will be very clearly provided as well as every social media platform you can find me on.

So if you want to get in touch, I have provided you with a huge number of options, it’s up to you which one you decide upon.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you.

This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

WHERE YOUR DATA IS SENT?

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

It will always be held up for review by me, if I like it, I will approve it and then it’s there for everyone to see.

If I don’t like your comment, I’ll delete it and I may even tag it as Spam if I so desire.

That’s about it everyone.

 

Sleep Well!