Who we are
What personal data we collect and how we use it
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
When you submit a comment through the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form: your name, e-mail address and the comment itself. We will not use your information to send you anything except any administrative communications, such as confirmation emails, technical notices, policy changes or security alerts if necessary.
You may choose to receive notifications of new comments on the post you commented on or notifications of new posts (see the Subscription section below) when submitting a comment. The opt-in options are located under the comment form. If you choose to opt-in to receive any notifications, your information will only be used to send you the notifications you selected and any administrative communication necessary. All email notifications will include information on how to opt-out of future mailings or you can contact us at email@example.com and request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.
Information We Can Collect From Others
We can receive information about you from other sources when you submit a comment or like a post. You may link your WordPress, Google or Apple account when liking a post. The Like button is located at the end of each post. If you choose to link your WordPress, Google or Apple account to like a post, we will receive your name and profile picture. Your profile picture will be displayed next to the Like button.
You may link your WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and/or Google accounts when making a comment. If you choose to link your WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name and profile picture. Your profile picture will not appear in the comments.
When you submit a contact form through the Website under the “Contact me” section here https://erraticengineeress.blog/contact/ , we collect your name, e-mail address and the submitted message itself. By submitting a contact form you are not subscribing to anything and your information will only be used for the purpose of answering your message by us and for any other administrative communications, such as confirmation emails, technical notices, policy changes or security alerts if necessary. It will not be used for marketing purposes. The information is retained for up to 2 years as part of our records, but it may be retained longer by the third party services associated with submitting the contact form (listed below).
When you subscribe to receive notifications of new posts through the “Subscribe to stay updated form” in the sidebar or the footer widgets, we collect your email address and also receive your name associated with this email address. By subscribing you consent to receiving an email notification every time we post a new blog post and any other administrative communications, such as confirmation emails, technical notices, policy changes or security alerts if necessary.
The email notification contains the blog post title and excerpt. Each email notification will provide information on how to opt-out of future emails or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be removed from our mailing list at any time. We will not use your information to send you any other promotional material or advertisement not associated with this Website.
The information listed above is used to track and analyse the traffic on the Website and help us provide better content in accordance with the user statistics. The collected user information is processed to determine how many views the Website attracted in a day, which posts and pages were viewed and which country the views were logged in to better understand our user demographic. We only have access to the statistics processed from the collected information and not the information itself, so we cannot and do not attempt to identify the individual user.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in the 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 or until deleted from your browser.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by this Website by using a corresponding setting of your Internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via your Internet browser or other software. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, some functions of this Website may not be entirely usable.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Posts on this Website 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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your personal information with anyone unless you explicitly authorise us to do so.
This Website uses third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s collection (if any) and use of your personal information is dictated by their respective Privacy Policies.
This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers (some had already been listed and their data collection explained in more detail in the previous relevant sections):
Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed: this plugin allows us to display the Erratic engineeress Instagram feed. Information on the plugin is available here https://wordpress.org/plugins/instagram-feed/.
Scroll Top: this plugin allows visitors to navigate back to the top of the page. Information on the plugin is available here https://wordpress.org/plugins/scroll-top/.
RVM Maps: this plugin allows us to add another kind of interactive maps to the Website, again based on the Mapbox service mentioned above. Information on the plugin is available here: https://www.responsivemapsplugin.com/.
Yoast SEO: a plugin for search engine optimisation, which allows us to rank better in search engines and get more Website traffic. More information about it is available here https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/.
GS pins for Pinterest: this plugin displays the Erratic Engineeress Pinterest feed. More information is available here https://wordpress.org/plugins/gs-pinterest-portfolio/.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.
How long we 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.
If you submit a contact form your information will be retained up to 2 years by us as part of our records, but may be retained longer by the third party services associated with the contact form submission, as explained in the contact form section. If you subscribe to receive notifications of our new posts we will retain your information until you cancel the subscription, but it may be retained longer by third party services associated with the subscription process.
What rights you have over your data
If you have subscribed to this Website, have left comments or submitted a contact form, 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.
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Sensitive Personal Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will do our best to promptly remove such information from our records.