Life On The Mediterranean PRIVACY POLICY/COOKIES

PRIVACY POLICY/COOKIES

Life On The Mediterranean is committed to keeping your personal information confidential. Based on GDPR compliance, the following describes our privacy policy, what information we collect and how it is shared and used.

Who we are

Life On The Mediterranean is: https://www.lifeonthemediterranean.com. Our French Siret Number is 840 507 156, 35 Rue Pairoliere, 06300 Nice France

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

By default LifeOnTheMediterranean does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some of our plugins may collect personal data such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds. Please see below

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 anonymous 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

When you send us an email, the only data that is retained is your name or alias, and your email address. This information is kept for only one year and is not used for marketing purposes, but only to comment back to your comment to us.

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 visit our login page, 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.

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters or marketing information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Compliance With Laws

We may disclose personal information in situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our site.

GDPR Compliance

Protecting your data is important to us. We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”.

“Data” refers to any information we have that can be used to personally identify you.

  • Your Data will be stored securely by our email marketing client when you opt in to subscribe to Our Service via filling in forms on Our site.
  • Your Data is used to contact you via email when we send newsletters, updates, reminders and other types of promotional marketing. You provide specific consent for this when you sign up to our site.
  • Your Data will be stored for the length of your subscription or until you request us to delete it.
  • You can opt out at anytime by unsubscribing from our emails.
  • You, the user, will maintain the “controller” of your data. You can request us to delete your data at anytime by contacting us at lifeonthemedsea@gmail.com

Security of Data

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us, and we will endeavor to use commercially viable means to protect your Personal Data. We can’t, however, guarantee its absolute security.

International Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your county, state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the European Union and choose to provide information to us, please note that we may transfer the information, including Personal Information, to the UK or the United States of America and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy and submission of such information represents you agree to this transfer.

Retention of Information

We retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.

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 queue.

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.

Linked Websites

Life On The Mediterranean links to a variety of other, informative websites, but we are not responsible for the content or any material on any of these websites.  These links are solely to provide you with additional information. Please refer to the privacy policies of these websites for more information on how your information may be collected or used.

What Information is Collected

When using or commenting on the Life On The Mediterranean website, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, whether real or an alias, and email address.

Currently, we use third party services such as Google Analytics that help us analyze where are readers are coming from and what parts of our website have been visited. This helps us improve the website’s functionality and create additional content that may be of interest to you.

Information that may be collected is your computer’s IP address (internet protocol), the pages you visit, the browser you use and which version, whether mobile, desktop or tablet, time spent on the website, when you visited, your geo-location and movements through the site. Third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

With Whom Information is Shared

Your information will NOT be shared with third parties by us directly. If you engage with our Third Party Advertisers (click their links/buy something from their site), these companies may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding their site, and an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message, but your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

Opting Out

Life On The Mediterranean does not send out newsletters currently, but may do so in the future. If we have your email address on file, we may send you a copy of our newsletter.  However, you will always have the option at the bottom of every newsletter to opt-out.  We are very much anti-SPAM and will not unintentionally fill up your e-mail boxes with our newsletters.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use personally unidentifiable information (e.g., click stream information, IP address, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. We work with the following 3rdparty advertisers:

Google Adsense, Amazon, Booking, Awin, VigLink, GetYourGuide, CJ and Citytours.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks automatically receive your IP address, and may use cookies, Web Beacons or JavaScript to measure the effectiveness of their advertising or to personalize the content they provide you.

Life On The Mediterranean has no control or access over cookies used by third-party advertisers.

Please review the individual privacy policies of each third-party ad server for more information on their policies as well as how to opt-out of certain lists, should you require.

In order to disable cookies, go through your individual browser options. There you’ll find detailed information about how to manage or disable cookies found on various websites.

You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Analytics

In this subsection you should note what analytics package you use, how users can opt out of analytics tracking, and a link to your analytics provider’s privacy policy, if any.

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. You may also have installed a WordPress plugin that provides analytics services. In that case, add information from that plugin here.

Our site uses log files, which tells us how many visitors we had to the site. These are provided by our hosting company as part of their hosting service. The info inside the log files includes your internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, landing/navigating/exit pages, time spent on site… This information is used to analyze trends, and to track user movements and demographic information.

We also use the services of Google Analytics who collect, monitor and analyze visitor information in order to improve our website’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies that you should refer to.

Who we share your data with

This website is hosted by SiteGround and they provide us with anonymous statistical data and user numbers. You may find information about their Privacy Policy here. We do not knowingly share your data with any 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

Again, our site is hosted by SiteGround and they maintain privacy over the data they receive. We do not send data to any outside sources. You data will only be collected by 3rdparty advertisers should you engage with their sites by linking from Life On The Mediterranean.

Additional information

If you use your site for commercial purposes and you engage in more complex collection or processing of personal data, you should note the following information in your privacy policy in addition to the information we have already discussed.

How we protect your data

We work with a variety of different website security forces, such as Loginizer, Sucuri and Wordfence to maintain the integrity of the security of our site and to prevent attacks.

Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service, such as Akismet mentioned below.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive no personal information from 3rdparty sites, only generic statistical information.

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

We do not engage in user profiling.

Source: WP Smush

Plugin: Smush

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Source: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. And you are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

For further information about this privacy policy, which is subject to change without notice, please contact us.