Privacy is a top priority for The Sustainable Seafood Blog Project (the “Site”). Here’s a breakdown of the kind of information we receive and collect when you visit the site, how we use it, and how we make sure it (and you!) are protected. The Site will never sell any of your information to third parties. If you have any questions, shoot us an email! We aim to be as transparent as possible and are committed to helping build a safer, more transparent, better internet.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Information collected may include but is not limited to your IP address, ISP , browser type, device type (iPhone, PC, etc.) and country of origin. Any IP addresses collected with Google Analytics are anonymized, which means the last set of numbers is removed from any stored data so that you can’t be identified.
You can choose to prevent Google Analytics from collecting and using your data by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. You can also opt out of cookies using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or learn more about cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
This Site abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The Site is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.
As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments that you post).
We may also collect information that you provide voluntarily through other methods, including research surveys, social media platforms, verification services, data services, and public sources. We may use your personally-identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.
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. This information is not shared or sold, and if you provide an email when you submit a comment you will NOT be automatically added to any email lists.
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.
As with most other websites, we make use of log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your internet service provider, browser type, time and date stamp, and your interaction with the site (such as page views, exit pages, and number of clicks). We also gather demographic information for analytics purposes, but IP addresses and associated information are not linked to any personal identifiers.
How Long We Retain 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. Analytics data is also held indefinitely, but all IP Addresses collected through Google Analytics and/or Hotjar are anonymized and not personally identifiable.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email. We will not share your email address with any third parties. If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”
Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
(i) access your personal data
(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data
(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data
(iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by sending an email to jessie [at] seafoodblogproject [dot] org.