Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 6, 2019

Who we are

Our website address is: https://meriainspired.com. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Jenn Meria. For questions about this blog, please contact jenny at meriainspired dot com.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

Disclosure

This site contains advertisements or affiliate links, which may earn a small commission if you make a purchase after following those links at no additional charge to you.

This site may accept forms of advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this site.

The owner of this site is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this site receives compensation for posts or advertisements, the opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products are honest.

Views and opinions expressed on this site are those of the writer. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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

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.

Contact forms

At this time there are no direct contact forms on this site.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

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.

Third party vendors including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to this and/or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Google Ad Settings or YourAdChoices.

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.

Mailing List

Meria Inspired maintains an email mailing list of those who freely subscribe via a third-party administrator, MailerLite. These emails are used by the blog owner only to email blog newsletters, occasional updates, and promotional content. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of your newsletter emails. Your email will never be passed on to third parties by Meria Inspired.

Analytics and aggregated statistics

Meria Inspired or third-party analytic tools (i.e. Google and Pinterest) may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Meria Inspired may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Meria Inspired does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Who we share your data with

Meria Inspired discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Meria Inspired’s behalf or to provide services available at Meria Inspired’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Meria Inspired’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Meria Inspired will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations as described above. Meria Inspired discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when Meria Inspired believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Meria Inspired, third parties or the public at large.

Meria Inspired takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Meria Inspired may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, at Meria Inspired’s sole discretion. Meria Inspired encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.