Last updated: 14th June 2018
Who we are
We are a personal food blog called Messy Witchen. Our website address is https://messywitchen.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Information you provide to us:
a. Comments & Gravatar images
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name, email, website, comment), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We collect the data provided to us in order to reply comments, interact with you, and display your profile picture.
We collect the data provided to us in order to detect and remove spam comments.
c. Post notification via email subscription
We collect the data provided to us in order to send you notifications on latest posts in your email.
d. General correspondence
We maintain records of conversations, name and email address we may have with you through Google mail. We may also collect conversations, handle name and email address we may have with you via third-party vendors like social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter).
We collect the data provided to us in order to reply to questions and interact with you.
Information we automatically collected about you:
a. Log files
Like any other sites, messywitchen.com uses log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
We collect the data in order to analyze trend, track visitors activity and monitor unusual behavior on our system.
b. Cookies & advertisement
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.
To disable cookies, please go to your browser’s options and change the settings.
c. Embedded content and functionality from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, social media, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We mostly use embedded videos (YouTube), embedded images (Flickr), embedded Instagram, Twitter tweet button, Pinterest pin button, and with links to our social media accounts.
Who we share your data with
We don’t sell, share or give away your private personal data.
We share information about you in the limited circumstances listed below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
Host provider (log data): Ixiy Hosting
Third party vendors: We may share information with third party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us such as email services to stay in touch with you, email subscription service to send posts updates, analytics provider to help us understand and analyze our site, ads service to show relevant ads, social media services to connect with us and for you to share information with your social network, so long as these parties agree to keep this information confidential.
Legal requests: We may disclose information about you in response to court order, or government request.
Protect rights, property, and safety: We may release information about you when we believe release is appropriate to protect the property or rights of messywitchen.com, third parties, or the public at large.
Business transfers: With regards to any merger, sale of company assets, total or portion ownership or control by another company, we may transfer site visitors information to the new owner.
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.
If you subscribe to our post updates, your email address is retained indefinitely by Feedburner. If you wish to unsubscribe, click the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the email post updates.
We keep Google Analytics and other tracking data indefinitely, to allow for a smooth running of our site and compare analytics trends over the years.
To enable and disable cookies, please change the settings on your browser.
What rights you have over your data
If you left comments, you can request to receive an exported file or amend 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.
How we protect your data
While no online service is totally 100% secure, we do our best to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, use, or alteration, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as encryption (HTTPS) and monitoring our site for potential vulnerabilities and attacks. We use anonymizing where suitable. Always keep your username and password secret and secure.