This is our updated Privacy Policy effective April 1, 2019.

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://www.faceyourfears.ca, which we’ll refer to as the ‘Site’ in this privacy policy. Visitors to the Site are referred to as Users. The Owner of the Site is the person or designated persons who manage and maintain the Site.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

 

Comments for Blog Posts

When Users leave comments on the Site’s blog comments form, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser’s user agent string to help with 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 the Gravatar service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture, if set, is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you did not set up a profile picture, a generic avatar will be used.

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. These cookies will last for one year.

It may be possible for visitors to the Site to create accounts and log in to their accounts on the Site. If you have an account and you log in to the 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 with that website and are logged in to that website.

Regarding interaction with external social networks and other external platforms directly from some pages of this Site, the interaction and information obtained through this Site are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network or other external platform. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Who We Share Your Data With

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic data (“Data”) and can be used to keep track of User behaviour. The purpose of this monitoring is to better understand Users’ needs and ensure that the Site meets them as best as possible.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.) is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Personal data is anonymized and not linked to the individual User who visited the Site.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Site traffic Data is retained for a shorter or equal duration equivalent to Google Analytics’ default data retention policy.

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 the Site, 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). Site 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.

How We Protect Your Data

The Site uses the Secure Socket Layer protocol that encrypts data entered on this Site so that it is transmitted securely between the browser and web server.

Questions? Let us know. The Owner email is mona@faceyourfears.ca.