Privacy Policy

Who we are

Visual Wanderings is run by Emily Goodwin. The website address is: http://visual-wanderings.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) may include, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email address – This is not used for marketing purposes
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Briefly, this is collected in order to:

  • Provide and maintain our Service

  • Allow you to participate in our Service when you choose to do so

  • Respond to you

  • Gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service

  • To monitor the usage of our Service

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

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

When visitors use our contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form (Name, Email Address, Message), and also the visitor’s IP address.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use “cookies” to collect non-identifiable information for use in Analytics. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • IP Address
  • Location (City, Country)
  • Pages Visited

When you first browse the Visual Wanderings website you are asked if you want to accept cookies in order to continue. You can opt out or instruct your browser to refuse all cookies at any time or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website.

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.

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.

Links to other sites

Our Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Who we share your data with & where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Service providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Website is used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf (i.e to respond to an email or a comment) and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page:http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Compliance with laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely if approved by admin. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue and so that other viewers can get value from your comments at a later date.

Contact form entries are kept for the duration needed, with a maximum duration of 1-year.

Analytics records are kept indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Your data protection rights under general data protection regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section.

  • You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

  • You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Visual Wanderings relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Additional information

Children’s Privacy

Our Website it typically intended for general audiences. We do not knowingly collect information of children without the consent of their parents or guardians.

How we protect your data

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact us with any queries or concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please Contact Us.