Who we are
Our website address is: https://valeriebentz.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
Forms submitted via contact forms on the site send an email directly to our site’s administrator and contact details are not intentionally shared with third parties without consent. Submitting a contact form will not automatically subscribe you to a mailing list, and you will not be contacted other than in response to your stated inquiry.
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not intentionally share your data with any third parties without your explicit consent, with the exception of user information collected by Google Analytics by default. However, valeriebentz.com does not protect you from third-party use of publicly available information posted to valeriebentz.com.
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.
Your contact information
You may contact our administrators via the contact form located here:
How we protect your data
We make every effort to keep our site as secure as possible, including regularly updating the sites plugins and keeping our version of WordPress up to date to minimize vulnerabilities. Additionally, we regularly monitor Google Search Console to identify other warnings and vulnerabilities.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Should the site be attacked, registered users will be forced to reset their passwords to prevent unauthorized logins. This site does not collect confidential information about its users.
What third parties we receive data from
We view visitor trends and data in Google’s suite of SEO products, including, but not limited to, Google Search Console and Google Analytics. This may include location, time of day, and type of device, among others. None of this information is reviewed at the individual level and users of valeriebentz.com remain anonymous.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not analyze or profile users at the individual level, however visitor statistics and trends are used in aggregate to optimize SEO and user experience decisions.