Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is located in the U.S. and follows U.S. guidelines. In an effort to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) passed in the European Union (EU), we are updating our privacy policy. Please read below for more information.

Our website address is: https://blackstone-designs.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

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.

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 “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics. This data is general and not personal. It tells me basic information like country of origin and gender. I do not receive any data other than a graph showing this information.

Who we share your data with

We do not personally share your data with anyone, but we do feature third party applications and links where you may be asked to input your data (ex. Rafflecopter for giveaways).

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.

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.

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.

Where we send your data

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

What third parties we feature

Other platforms used by this website may also collect cookies data. Please click on the links below to find each platform’s privacy policy:
Amazon
Shareasale
Awin
Rafflecopter
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest 

This blog also uses contact forms, RSS feed for email subscription, and comments. If you do not wish to have your email on file with the blog/blogger do not subscribe to the RSS feed, nor should you send a message via the contact form. If you have subscribed to the RSS feed and later decide you no longer want to receive email updates from this blog, you can scroll to the bottom of the email and click “unsubscribe”.

When leaving a comment, you may do so anonymously to maintain privacy.

To learn more about cookies, read from the links below:

https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-how-to-what-are-cookies.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

If you have any further questions, and do not want to use the contact form/email, you can message me on Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/sblackstonedesigns