Who we are
Our website address is: https://thoughtsofchi.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you fill out a query on the Contact page the IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and the message is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
If you have signed up for our newsletter, I will use your email to contact you with newsletters on a weekly basis. You will not be signed up for my newsletter without your explicit permission and you can opt-out at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of my emails.
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 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. 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
Thoughts of Chi is a participant in affiliate marketing programmes through Awin, which is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to various websites. Sales that result from consumers clicking on affiliate links are recorded, and the network securely provides encrypted details of which websites generated those clicks and sales to the retailer. The encryption process means the data does not contain anything that can personally identify you, and affiliate links do not capture personal data. The link may capture the IP address of the computer used which can show the customer location
Who we share your data with
We use MailChimp to store email addresses only for those who explicitly sign up to our email list. If you have signed up your email will be used to contact you with newsletters on a weekly basis. You will not be signed up without your explicit permission and you can opt-out at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of the emails.
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 and contact form queries will be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This page was last updated on the October 21st, 2019