Who we are
Our Website address is: https://wanderingcarol.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Comments When visitors leave comments on the Website 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. 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.
Contact Forms We keep contact form submissions indefinitely for customer service purposes, but do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
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.
On the Website you may subscribe to our newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
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.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not give, sell, rent, license or trade your personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information with our business, advertising or affiliate partnersmay use third party service providers and/or plugins to administer activities on our behalf such as sending out newsletters or collecting anonymous analytics data such as MailChimp, Jetpack and Google Analytics. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.
We also use Akismet anti-spam service to collect information about visitors who comment on this Website. This 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). This is to help keep spam off our Website.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We may use the information we collect from you to help improve and operate this Website, and to deliver the type of content that readers want via our website or newsletter.
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.
What rights you have over your data
In most cases, you have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you. 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.
We will deal with all requests for access to personal information as soon as we are reasonably able to do so. Requests for a large amount of information, or information which is not currently in use, may require more time before a response can be given.
We may charge you a reasonable fee for access if a cost is incurred by us in order to retrieve your information, but in no case will we charge you a fee for your application for access.
Whenever a fee will be applied, you will be notified of how that fee will be calculated, or where possible, the total amount that will be charged. You will then have the option to decide whether to proceed with your access request.
In some cases, we will refuse to give you access to personal information we hold about you. This includes, but is not limited to, circumstances where denying access would be unlawful, have an unreasonable impact on other people’s privacy, prejudice an investigation of unlawful activity, or prejudice enforcement related activities conducted by or on behalf of an enforcement body.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
WanderingCarol.com – 14 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M4M 1B9