This privacy policy sets out how MyBloggingThing.com uses and protects any information that you give MyBloggingThing.com when you use this website.

MyBloggingThing.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

MyBloggingThing.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information that you voluntarily provide us with when submitting a comment on our website:

  • your name (your name and comment will be published and displayed on the website
  • contact information including email address (your email address will not be published on the website)

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may use your name to display your comment on our website

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Although we strive to keep your information private and secure, please note that not all information sent over the Internet is 100% secure, thus we can’t guarantee the security of any information you send to us, any information you transmit to us is at your own risk.

Storage and retention of personal information

Like most websites we use a third party hosting provider for data storage services. Your information will be stored securely on servers provided by a third party hosting provider. You agree to the transfer of your information to such third parties that provide services to this website and that will keep this information private and not disclose it to others.
We may keep your personal information for as long as needed or until it is no longer necessary. We will delete any information that is no longer required to be stored for the intended reasons for which it was obtained.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

We use third party services such as Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage on our website.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations.

We do not use this type of cookies on our website.

How to delete/control cookies

This website uses cookies to ensure we give you the best experience while using our website. If you wish to delete cookies that are being placed by this website you may do so by deleting them from your browser.

If you do not wish this website to place cookies on your device you may set your browser to refuse cookies.

More information on how to control and delete cookies on modern browsers can be found here: www.aboutcookies.org

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you would like to delete any personal information which we hold about you please contact us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to outside third parties (except as otherwise described in this privacy policy) unless we have your consent. We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or to protect our rights. We may also transfer your personal information and data to third party service providers such as hosting providers that provide services to this website. You consent to the transfer of your information to third party service providers that provide services to this website and that will keep this information private and not disclose it to others.

Log Data

When you visit our website we may automatically log certain information.
This includes information such as your IP address, pages you visit on our website, date and time of your visit, browser type and other statistics. This information is not linked to any personal identifiable information.

Children’s Privacy

MyBloggingThing.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

This website is not directed to children under the age of 13.
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy you can contact us anytime.