Last updated: July 28, 2018
WHO I AM
Seeking Lavender Lane is run by me, Deb. I do not have any employees or assistants.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA I COLLECT AND WHY I COLLECT IT
Information collected via contact form is used only by me to communicate with you regarding your inquiries. No one else receives this information.
When you sign up for my mailing list, your name and email are kept by my mailing list provider for the purpose of sending newsletters via email.
I collect your email address only if you voluntarily provide it to me. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, posts by email, leave a comment, or enter a promotion. I will use your email address only for the purpose for which you provided it to me. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the email.
If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”
Some of the links on this site are ads, partners, or affiliate links. This means I might make a small commission if you buy from the linked sites. Data-collection details coming soon.
Cookies are used by various plugins and scripts on my site in order to give me information about website visitors (analytics), to keep track of cookie consent/denial, by advertisers to monitor visitor behavior, and by various social media sites when I embed content from them.
By using this site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies and our other third-party partners.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including my site. Some features of the site may cease to be available to you.
WHO I SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
I do not share names or email addresses sent via contact forms with any other party.
If you sign up for my mailling list, MadMimi will have your name and email address.
Google Analytics only retains info about visitors, pages viewed, etc. GA does not collect any info that could identify you personally (but they collect data around the web in various forms and aggregate it, so see further info below to manage that data).
Data collected by social media companies becomes part of the data that each collects; see the note below about managing your data.
WordPress itself does not share any data with anyone.
HOW LONG I RETAIN YOUR DATA
Google Analytics keeps data on site traffic up to 14 months, the shortest retention period available (but remember, site stats do not have any info about who you are personally). While my site does not give Google any personal info about you, other websites might have at some point.
You can find out more & use tools to manage your Google data here: https://privacy.google.com/your-data.html.
HOW YOUR DATA IS PROTECTED
I use the plugin Wordfence to keep my site and data secure.
While I do not personally keep any data on any visitors, some plugins that I use do keep data. These plugins are all GDPR-compliant (or about to be), and have provided detailed privacy information:
- Yoast SEO: Collects website data only, no personal info: find out more here.
- Wordfence: Wordfence is a security plugin that helps guard against hacks and data breaches. They are fully GDPR compliant.
- Akismet: Owned by Automattic; privacy info here.
WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES I HAVE IN PLACE
If my mailing list is ever compromised, I will notify every subscriber and let them know what data was breached, to the best of my knowledge.
ADDITIONAL RIGHTS OF EEA (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA) RESIDENTS
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
(i) access your personal data
(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data
(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data
(iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
This Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact me at email@example.com.