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Terms of Use

You may not post anything offensive (excessive profanity, abusive language, racist language, etc.). We reserve the right to delete posts and accounts for any reason. You may not reverse engineer or clone this website. We are required by law to turn your data over to authorities if asked. We are not responsible if anything negative happens to you from using this website. You may request your data at any time by using the form below. Also, please read our Privacy Policy below. Members of Gratitude.Blog (this website) agree to our terms and Privacy Policy (below).

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Who we are

Our website address is: https://gratitude.blog.

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

Currently, we do not allow media to be uploaded / posted.

Contact forms

If you contact us, we collect your email address, and anything you input into the contact form. This may be kept on a server forever.

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

We do not use any 3rd party analytics software. This is to ensure your data isn’t going all over the place. We do, however, use our own analytics software on our server. It tracks your IP (your unique Internet Protocol address which your Internet Service Provider gives you – which is a series of numbers), your general location (city/state/country), what pages at this website that you visit, how long you have been here, and what you click on. As soon as you leave this website though, it is no longer able to track you. But, the next website you go to, we’re 99% sure they are tracking you too. This is because all websites typically use analytics software at least to track basic things like how many visitors they get. It’s normal.

Who we share your data with (hint: no one.)

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. But other than that, we do not share your data with anyone outside of the people who run this website.

Your contact information

The only contact information you are required to provide us is your email address. That is to keep your account secure and to register you and log you in. We don’t share your email. 

Additional information

How we protect your data

Currently, we use a large, well known hosting company to host this website and store your data. Because they are big and well-known, they have good security. But, websites get hacked all the time. Just always use strong passwords, a different password for every website. We don’t ask for things like your credit card, or ID, or SSN, or anything like that. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we detect a data breach, we will email you as soon as we can. 

What third parties we receive data from

We use some spam detection services, so they may ping data to us to help keep the site spam free and safe. But other than that, we don’t use 3rd party software. This is because we too love privacy.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.

By participating at this website, you agree to this policy. It was last updated on February 4, 2019.