Privacy

What personal data does this site collect and why is it collected?

Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of necessary cookies. It is possible to block cookies and delete them using settings in your web browser, but blocking some of these cookies may have an adverse effect on your browsing experience. Following is a more detailed description of the cookies used.

WordPress and Siteground

Crazy Messy Glorious is hosted by Siteground and is built with WordPress software.

Siteground uses the cookie “wpSGCacheBypass” to manage local caching so that the site can run efficiently.

WordPress cookies generally start with “wordpress” or “wp”.

If you leave a comment on the blog you may opt into 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 the WordPress login page, WordPress 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, WordPress 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 on WordPress, 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.

Cerber

This blog uses Cerber to protect the blog, the blog owner and the blog’s users from malicious activity. There are usually between two and six Cerber cookies set, starting with the letters “cerber”.

All these cookies have randomly generated names and contain randomly generated alphanumeric values. No personal or sensitive data is stored in these cookies.

They allow Cerber to distinguish logged in WordPress users from non-logged in visitors as well as search engine bots from spammers. Based on these cookies Cerber restricts access to the administrative login and other protected areas.

No user consent is required for Cerber’s cookies because they are strictly necessary and no natural person is associated with the cookies.

Cookie Consent

A banner at the bottom of your screen sets two cookies that store your response to the cookie notification. When you accept the cookie settings a third cookie is added to indicate that you viewed the notification. These cookies are “viewed-cookie-policy” and “cookielawinfo-“.

This notification and the tracking of your responses is required by law.

Embedded Content

This blog 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.

Links to Offsite Social Media

If you interact with one of the associated social media accounts linked from this blog, such as Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, the comments you provide are public and are handled in accordance with the data policy of the individual social media platforms.

It is your responsibility to practice discretion and behave safely and responsibly on social media.

Links to Other Pages Offsite

Some links on this blog take you to other websites that may set cookies. Most notably, the link to the newsletter signup takes you to a landing page hosted by Mailchimp which sets its own cookies. The Mailchimp cookie statement is here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/.

Mailing List/ Newsletter

If you add your name to the mailing list to receive the newsletter you provide your first name and your email address. The time and date that you submitted the form are also saved. This data is managed by Mailchimp, a reputable mailing list service provider.

By completing the signup form you give me permission to send you newsletters. The newsletters are distributed to the email list by Mailchimp. You will receive one or two emails a week. The emails will contain information about blog updates, newsletter-exclusive content and email marketing content. The marketing content will be related to the blogs main focus, that is, Christianity, quilting, and surface pattern design. Most of the marketing content concerns my fabric collections on Spoonflower.

I respect your privacy and I won’t share your email address with anyone. If you no longer want to receive the newsletter you can unsubscribe using the link provided at the bottom of every newsletter.

Comments

If you choose to submit a comment on this blog you agree to the collection of the information that you enter in the comment form. That includes the body of your comment, the name that you enter, your email address and your website address if you choose to include it. Furthermore, your comment is readable by the public, so use your own discretion.

Only if you opt-in by clicking the checkbox under the comment form, a cookie may be set that will remember your name and email address for the next time you leave a comment.

An anonymised 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.

Also, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.

Contact by Email

Most visitors choose to connect with me by leaving a comment on blog posts or on social media. However, if you choose to connect with me by email your message goes to my personal Gmail account. This data is handled by Google in accordance with Google’s data policies. The Google service Privacy Policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/.

By sending email to me you are giving me permission to send a response to the sender’s email address. I will not share the content of your email or your personal information with anyone unless I am required to share it by law.

When I obtain your email address in this way I will not use it for marketing purposes or add it to my mailing list.

How long is data retained?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. The comment is public and becomes part of the blog’s content since the discussion is an important aspect of community building. Metadata allows WordPress to recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you send an email to my Gmail account I will keep the correspondence for customer service purposes and for my records for fourteen (14) months after the date of your last message to me, then I will delete the conversation.

Data that you submit to offsite services such as Mailchimp, Google or social media is retained as outlined in their individual privacy policies.

What rights do you have?

If you have an account on this blog or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request any personal data we hold about you be erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where is your data sent?

The owner of this site resides in Canada, but uses reputable services with data processing centres in various geographic locations. For this reason, it is not likely that your data will remain in the EU or that it is processed there. This site uses the web application WordPress, which is installed on Siteground. Siteground has datacentres around the world. The newsletter is run by Mailchimp which has offices in Canada and the United States. Gmail is used for private correspondence. I operate in good faith that these services handle data responsibly and in accordance with legal standards.

Contact Information

Please use the email link provided in the top menu, the side bar menu and the social media menu.

What are your data breach procedures?

If I become aware of a data breach that involves my users personal data I would inform those that may have been involved. I would inform them through an announcement on this site, via the newsletter or via social media. If possible and necessary I would contact them by email.