Information we collect
We collect and process the following types of personal data from our users:
- Information that you provide to us when you post comments, or contact us, such as your name, email address, and message.
- Information that we collect automatically when you use the Website, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and pages viewed.
Purpose of data processing
We process users’ personal data for the following purposes:
- To provide and improve our services to you, such as delivering newsletters and responding to your comments and enquiries.
- To communicate with you, such as sending you promotional materials and updates about our blog site.
Legal basis for data processing
We process users’ personal data on the following legal bases:
- User consent: We obtain your consent to process your personal data when you post a comment or contact us.
- Legitimate interest: We process your personal data to pursue our legitimate interests, such as improving our services and communicating with our users.
Data sharing and disclosure
We use Google Adsense and Google Ads Optimization to display advertisements on our blog site. Google may collect and use information about your visits to this and other websites to serve relevant advertisements to you. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.
We also use third-party service providers, such as web hosting providers and analytics tools, to help us operate and improve our blog site. These service providers may have access to users’ personal data only to perform services on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Users have the following rights over their personal data:
- Right to access: You have the right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you.
- Right to rectify: You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you.
- Right to erase: You have the right to request that we delete your personal data in certain circumstances, such as if the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or if you withdraw your consent.
- Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we limit the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as if you contest the accuracy of the data or if the processing is unlawful.
Data retention and deletion
We will retain users’ personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. When we no longer need your personal data, we will securely delete or anonymise it.
We take reasonable measures to protect users’ personal data from unauthorised access, disclosure, and destruction. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of users’ personal data.