Confidentiality is a sacred trust.
This is the overall thought I keep in mind with regard to any information you provide, or I collect.
Please be assured that all verbal and written information exchanged with me is considered and therefore managed confidential, with the exception in the cases I am obligated to pass on information due to law.
The following information relates to online data only, as required by GDPR:
More information about GDPR you can find here: General Data Protection Regulation
Like almost 80% of all websites worldwide, also this site is carried out using the software of WordPress.org. In addition, I also use the services of Jetpack.com. In case you use have a WordPress account and created a Gravatar, it is good to know, besides WordPress and Jetpack, Gravatar is also part of Automattic.com.
This site, pattywolters.com, is protected by an SSL certificate to ensure encrypted exchange of information.
Your Personal Online Data
I may use your personal information for:
- administer the website.
- enable your use of the services available on the website.
- send you email notifications which you have specifically requested.
- send to you my newsletter and other marketing communications relating to my website which I think may be of interest to you by, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications).
- provide third parties with statistical information about my users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user.
- deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
I will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
I would like to emphasize that by collecting data via the services I use, it will not be possible for me to see any of your personal data like your home-address, telephone numbers. I also checked all statistic overviews: your IP-address and the country you are the moment you visit my website, is not revealed to me. I can see you visited my site and if you did so as a guest or as a WordPress or Blogger subscriber.
For additional information regarding the protection of personal information, you can visit this website: https://www.autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/
Comments & Contact-form
When posting a comment, subscribing to any content at this site, or submitting a contact-form, you are giving voluntary permission to store your name and email-address exactly as provided by you. In this case all information provided will be used for sending you updates of blog-posts or any other specific subscriptions you have registered for. Per example a newsletter.
Your name will appear at the comments only in the way you provide it to the site. Important: if you feel the need of your comment or subscription to remain anonymous, please feel free to use a nickname and an untitled mail-address.
Posting comments in a world like ours, always needs to be done with most care, after thinking twice. When posting a comment, your comment becomes public directly after approval of me, the site owner. Please note that, after approval, reactions underneath each post will remain visible. In case of any harmful remarks that might injure other people, or if they are intended to be disrespectful or malicious in any way, the site owner might decide to refuse or delete your comment without any warning. If you feel the need of your comment to remain private, or you want it deleted after publication, please send an email to express your feelings: contact @ pattywolters.com.
Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Askimet, part of Automattic is the detection service I use.
I also implemented CAPTCHA to help my website from fraud and abuse. More info you can find here: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. It is also the reason, why you will have to agree via a pop-up box for the use of these cookies.
I may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. The session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. The persistent cookies to: enable my website to recognize you when you make subsequent visits to this website.
The services I use to keep track of your visits on my website:
JetPack.com – https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/
Embedded content from other websites:
This website regularly includes embedded content (e.g. video’s, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.
If I understood correct, services like Facebook and Elementor are embedded content too. I refer you to their privacy policies to find out, what they do with your data:
I may disclose information about you:
- to the extent that I am required to do so by law.
- in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
- in order to establish, exercise or defend my legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
I also would like to refer to my Disclaimer: https://pattywolters.com/disclaimer/
Updated: October 13, 2022