Privacy Policy

Whatciesaid.com is an inspiration and lifestyle blog that provides users with a glimpse of the author’s personal thoughts and experiences. This site offers commentary on self-development strategies relating to spiritual growth, health and wellness, relationships and money management; as well as practical tips on creative fashion ideas and travel adventures.

At times, this site will provide health-related advice or commentary based upon the author’s personal experience or credible sources. This advice is to be used at the user’s discretion. All health-related information should not be used to treat, cure or diagnose any illness or medical condition. Please seek a health care professional or medical physician before engaging in any health-related suggestions. 

Opt-in Policy

Upon accessing this website, you agree to this privacy policy, which includes our method of data collection. This website often uses links to third-party websites, which may also collect users’ data. If you do not agree with this privacy policy, please immediately stop using this website or providing us with your information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of their websites.

Email Subscription

To become an active subscriber to this blog site, you must submit your email address under ‘Subscribe’ on the homepage. Once subscribed, you will receive email notifications of new blog posts every week. As an act of initiating your request for subscription, we obtain the  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 is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

To keep record of the subscriber’s subscription preferences, we use ‘Functionality’ cookies, set at a duration of 347 days

To opt out, please click the ‘unsubscribe’ link located below a given email notification, or send an email to info@whatciesaid.com to be removed from all email communications. 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this 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. We also send your name, email address, IP address and comment text to our Photo Gallery plugin services. Photo Gallery does not retain your personal data.

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.

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 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.

Third-party Ads

This website does participate in third-party advertising, meaning that third-party websites such as ‘Advanced Ads are use to provide advertisements for this website. Third-party advertisers may collect traffic measurements to analyze the traffic activity on this website, which may include creating cookies to track users’ activity, and to set requirements based upon users’ interests and advertising frequency.

Please note that third-party advertisers have their own privacy policies, and any data collection or retention activity on behalf of their technological services are held outside of this privacy policy.

Data Retention

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.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection services from third-parties sites like Askimet and Jetpack. 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).

Privacy Rights 

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.

Data Protection

We ensure that this website has been equipped with technological services that work to protect and secure users’ personal data. However, in unforeseen circumstances, a data breach can occur.

In the event that a data breach occurs, we will make effort to retrieve or recover users’ personal information, cease unauthorized access, and work with local authorities to rectify any presence of criminal or unlawful activity.

Subscribers will be notified via email no later than 30 days after becoming aware of the breach or suspected breach. Here, subscribers will receive a detailed notice explaining what type of breach occurred, how the breach may have occurred, what data has been compromised, and the steps to restore and recover users’ data; which may include:

  • remove systems or services that have been compromised through the data breach
  • adding new services that are consistent with removing spam, and will help this website avoid phishing or brute force attacks.

Contacting us

For all matters concerning this privacy policy, please contact:

What Cie Said

Email: info@whatciesaid.com