What data is collected?
The following data is collected:
Your email address
How is your data collected?
You directly provide most of the data that is collected. Data is collected when you:
Opt-in to email newsletters
Fill in the contact form
Leave comments in the comment section
Use or view the website via your browser’s cookies
Some data is received indirectly from the following sources:
How is your data used?
The data is used to:
Inform you about the latest updates and articles on the blog (via newsletter)
Reply to your comments and questions that were sent by you (via contact form or comments)
When you leave comments on the website the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This information is not displayed publicly and not shared with any third parties. Anything you contribute to the site becomes the property of Stories by S.
What are your data protection rights?
Within the European Union (EU) and under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you are entitled to the following rights:
The right to access – You have the right to request for copies of your personal data. A small fee might be charged for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that any information you believe is inaccurate is corrected. You also have the right to request that any information you believe is incomplete to be completed.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that your personal data is erased, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that the data that is collected is transferred to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
You may send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Similar to other commercial websites, this website utilises a standard technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this website, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Stories by S reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. Stories by S reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
How to manage cookies?
You can set your browser not to accept cookies. Visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org to know more. However, in a few cases, some of the website’s features may not function as a result.
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