1. Who we are
As an international travel website with readers from around the world, JanaMeerman.com has committed to upholding the following data privacy laws:
- Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
- EU Data Protection Law (GDPR)
- Brazilian Lei Geral Protecao de Dados (LGPD)
- California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
- Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it
By default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However, some plugins may collect personal data.
Comments & Contact Forms
When you leave a comment on the site, the content is collected along with your IP address and browser user agent to aid with spam detection. This is common practice with most website operators. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
An anonymized string created from your email address, also called a hash, may be provided to the Gravatar service which provides profile pictures on comments you leave on websites to see if you are a Gravatar user. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
When you fill out a contact form, we may collect personally-identifiable information such as your name, email address, telephone number, website and any other personal data you choose to share with us. We may collect any other information you provide to us by email.
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. The 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.
Embedded content from other websites
By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data. This website uses the Jetpack and Monster Insights plugins to monitor statistics, hits, searches, sessions, page views, bounce rate and top posts.
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.
3. Who we share your data with
JanaMeerman.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. The information we have access to and/or can collect from you is only that which you provide to us voluntarily through email or via the contact forms on our website. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. Your information will be used to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.
We will not share your information with any third party other than where it is necessary to fulfill your request(s). This is a WordPress website hosted by Freeparking. By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
- We use Gravatar which provides profile pictures when you leave a comment on website.
- We use Akismet for anti-spam purposes to block malicious content.
- We use Jetpack and Monster Insights to collect analytics such as statistics, top posts, searches and page views.
- We use MailChimp to provide CASL-compliant e-communications such as newsletter subscriptions.
- We use WooCommerce to sell prints of images which uses PayPal as its means of purchasing.
- We use Google AdSense to place customized ads on this website.
- We use Google FeedBurner to send emails to subscribers whenever a new post is published.
Please click on each software to review their Privacy Policies. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for information regarding purchases made through our site.
4. 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. We will retain personal data only as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required for any legal, administrative or security purposes.
5. 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 required to keep for legal or security purposes.
You can unsubscribe from receiving commercial electronic messages at any time. Without your consent, we will be unable to send you these types of communications electronically due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
6. Contact information
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to inquire about any of the following:
- to see what data we have about you, if any;
- to change or correct any data we have about you;
- to ask us to delete any data we have about you;
- to ask questions or express concerns you have about our use of your data.
7. How we protect your data
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline. All information submitted to one of our contact forms is received by Jana Meerman, the sole operator of JanaMeerman.com.
We collect information about visitors who comment using our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer and site URL along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or Privacy Policies of any other sites we may link to. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
11. Your acceptance of these terms
By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.