Privacy Notice

Here’s what you need to know about the protection of your privacy when you use this website

vampiresthesedays.com is a not for profit fan blog, here to discuss ideas about vampire fiction. Throughout this notice we refer to this website vampiresthesedays.com as Vampires These Days.

Vampires These Days values the privacy of visitors to our website and would like you to be able to get involved in the discussion while we also strive to minimise data that is collected from you. We think it is important to use your data fairly and only for the purpose you provided it. We only use any data collected here for the purposes outlined in this policy.

We may collect information that can help keep the discussion going safely and also keep you informed of new posts. We do not use your details for other marketing purposes and only send you email updates if you have subscribed to receive them.

This Privacy Notice for Vampires These Days is based on and adapted from resources created by Automattic which they have made available under Creative Commons License. Thank you Automattic!

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Vampires These Days, we share Automattic’s fundamental principles:

  • We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
  • We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what information on your website is shared publicly (or kept private), indexed by search engines, and permanently deleted.
  • We help protect you from overreaching government demands for your personal information.
  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

See Autommatic’s full Privacy Policy here.

Information We Collect

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.

Automattic collects information in three ways: if and when you provide information to them, automatically through operating their Services, and from outside sources. For the purposes of this privacy notice for Vampires These Days the information collected for users of Vampires These Days is covered here. For full information on how Autommatic may use information please see their full policy.

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:

These are some of the ways your data may be processed by Vampires These Days via our host wordpress.com which is a product of Automattic:

Vampires These Days website saves information about a person who follows or comments on this website in order to provide this service to them and email them updates about their sites.

If as a visitor to Vampires These Days you request access to the personal data we have saved about you, Automattic can help Vampires These Days to gather the data saved via their service. You can contact us to request that data.

If you correspond with Vampires These Days by using our contact forms, you will be asked to provide your details including your name and an email address. We may store your contact details to answer your questions, complete correspondence with you and for record keeping purposes.

If as a visitor to Vampires These Days you request that we delete your data from our site and records, such as a comment made by yourself, we will do so.

If you have subscribed to Vampires These Days and now wish to unfollow you can do so at any time by using the link for that which is included in the footer of the follow emails you receive.

Information Collected Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

  • Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions.
  • Information from Cookies & Other Technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and emails. Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences for their Services, as well as track and understand email campaign effectiveness and to deliver targeted ads. For more information about use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how you can control the use of cookies, please see Automattic’s Cookie Policy.

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly.

That means, of course, that information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your own website, and your “Likes” and comments on websites, are all available to others.

Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.

Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share in comments on this site or in other ways.

How Long We Keep Information

Automattic generally discards information about you when they no longer need the information for the purposes for which they collected and used it – and they are not legally required to continue to keep it.

For example, Automattic keeps the web server logs that record information about a visitor to one of Automattic’s websites, such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days. They retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to Automattic’s websites and investigate issues if something goes wrong on one of their websites.

Security

While no online service is 100% secure, Automattic works very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Choices

You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:

  • Limit the Information that You Provide
  • Limit Access to Information On Your Mobile Device: Your mobile device operating system should provide you with the ability to discontinue our ability to collect stored information or location information via mobile apps.
  • Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional messages. Just follow the instructions in those messages.
  • Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: At this time, Automattic does not respond to “do not track” signals across all of their Services. However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact Vampires These Days directly do so here. If you want to contact Autommatic, check out their full privacy policy here which contains their contact details.

EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Updates and reviews

This Privacy Notice was updated on May 18th 2018. It will be reviewed annually or as and when further updates are needed.

Thank you for reading.

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