Privacy Policy

Who AvalinahsBooks Is

I am a hobby blogger (a physical person) and my website address is: http://avalinahsbooks.space. I am not a business.

What personal data this website collects and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the 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. 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. More data can also be found here (wpDiscuz is the plugin that handles the commenting on this site). WpDiscuz will remember the data you left in the form for 14 days after you last logged in to 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.

Contact forms

There is a contact form which requires your email address (so I could send you a reply) and your name. When you fill out this form, you are giving me consent to reply to your email. The service that handles the data of this form is Ninja Forms and this is their privacy policy.

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 “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You can find more information about this in the Jetpack section (“Who we share your data with”) below.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

The only Analytics info we collect is visit and cookie information that Jetpack handles. This is discussed in more detail below, by “WordPress.com Stats”.

Linkups

If you link up on meme posts such as State of the ARC, you will be linking up through a Mister Linky widget. When you visit a site containing a widget, you may provide information to be displayed by that widget. This is completely optional, and by entering this information you consent to display it to other visitors. Cookies are used to remember the last name and link you entered, so you don’t need to enter it again next time. Cookies also make it possible for you to delete or edit information you previously entered. Cookies even let your browser remember you’ve read and accepted the policy! Information collected during visit: name, link, thumbnail image. This information is then displayed on the widget to other visitors, because that’s what the widgets are for. Additional information collected is the browser IP address, in case of abuse. This information is available only to Mister Linky, not to the owner of the widget, and is not shared with anyone at any time.

You can read the full Mister Linky Privacy Policy here.

Who we share your data with

Jetpack and WordPress.org handles the analytics statistics for the visits to this site. You can see the Jetpack privacy policy here. And the WordPress.org privacy policy here.

Jetpack also processes your contact details, if you choose to follow my blog (through WordPress or by email). You can find the info it collects below in the section “Subscriptions”.

If you choose to follow the blog through Bloglovin’ or Feedly, the data is handled to them. Check their privacy policies here (Bloglovin’) and here (Feedly).

Comments

If you choose to receive a comment reply from me by choosing the option from the drop down menu when you comment, your email will also be handled by the plugin “wpDiscuz”. This is their privacy policy.

When you post a comment, what is collected is your name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. wpDiscuz also uses cookies to provide functionality and to recognize website commenters across different devices. When visitors comment on the blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters: comment_author_{HASH}, comment_author_email_{HASH}, comment_author_url_{HASH}. These cookies are stored for 14 days after you last logged in purely for your convenience at commenting.


Contact Form

Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.


Gravatar Hovercards

Data Used: This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.


Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.


Notifications

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.

Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.


Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.


This feature is only available to sites on the Professional plan.

Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.


Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: 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 used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.


WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.


WordPress.com Toolbar

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.

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. You can ask for your comments (and so, your data) to be removed manually.

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. Note: only authors or administrators of this blog can register on this website, so if you’re not a content creator, this does not apply to you.

What rights you have over your data

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.

If you want your comments / data removed, please contact me through my About page / contact form or on Twitter.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

You can contact me through my About page / contact form (goes straight to my email). I am not disclosing my personal contact details, because I am not a business, but a physical person, and want to protect my identity and safety. Please use my contact form or any of my social medias to contact me:

You can message me through any of those.