Privacy Policy

WHO ARE WE

At vibrantplate.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy sets out how we, Kristina and Mitja – the authors behind vibrantplate.com, use and protect any information that you give us while using vibrantplate.com.

Owner and Data Controller: Kristina Jug
Owner contact email: kristina@vibrantplate.com

WHAT WE COLLECT

We collect some Personal Data from our users. Among the types of Personal Data that vibrantplate.com collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, email address, first name, website, general activity data and last name.

OVERVIEW OF PERSONAL DATA

Google Analytics

  • Cookies and Usage Data. User retention data is 38 months.

Contacting the User

  • Mailing list or newsletter: email address, first name
  • Contact form: email address, first name, website

Handling activity data

  • Activity data tracked by your device: general activity data

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

  • Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets: Cookies and Usage Data

Backup saving and management

  • Updraftplus backups: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. The information is stored for 5 days and then deleted.

Displaying content from external platforms

  • Google Fonts: Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
  • Instagram widget: Cookies and Usage Data

Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties

  • MailChimp widget: email address, first name, and last name

SPAM protection

  • Akismet: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

WHAT DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION FOR

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our posts, products, and services.
  • We may send you updates and information on new blogposts
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new posts or products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. Cookies are used by most websites to tailor content and marketing messages to better suit your needs.

We use cookies on the website to track visitor behavior. If you prefer not to allow the use of cookies, you can change the configuration of your browser to warn you when you receive a cookie or automatically reject them.

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.

TYPES OF COOKIES USED

Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is anonymous. You can opt-out from Google Analytics by using their Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-ons that are available for all popular browsers.

Google Remarketing — Google uses these cookies to show relevant adverts to users who have previously visited our website, as they browse other websites. You can opt-out from Google’s remarketing program, by changing your Google Ad Settings.

Facebook – Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Facebook later visited our website.

Doubleclick DART Cookie

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.vibrantplate.com
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.vibrantplate.com and other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL –http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

  • Google Adsense
  • Amazon

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.vibrantplate.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.vibrantplate.com uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.vibrantplate.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. Also, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/ in order to opt-out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising.

USER DATA

We collect some personal information on our visitors – namely email, name and / or last name:

  • when a user signs up to recieve email updates
  • when a user signs up to download our e-book
  • when a user leaves a comment on our website

We store user data in our website’s backend (comments), in Mailchimp (email signups and name), and in a backup Excel on our computer.

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 anonymized 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

CONTACT FORMS

We use NinjaForms plugin to generate our contact form. We collect user’s Name and /or Last name and Email and store this information within WordPress and on email indefinitely. We store this data for customer service purposes but do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.

HOSTING

We host the website in the European Union on servers that are GDPR compliant. The hosting provider is the company Editor d.o.o.

We guarantee to treat the collected personal data as per Law on Protection of Personal Data and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and only for uses for which they were collected. We do not disclose our users’ personal data to third parties.

Our users can always update or delete the information we store by updating their subscription preferences, or by letting us know via email at kristina@vibrantplate.com. We’ll make sure to update your status for you or delete your contact per your request. You can also always demand of us to disclose the personal data we keep on you and how we use it.

LOG FILES

Like many other Web sites, vibrantplate.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP Addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We share some personal data with third-party providers, namely Mailchimp and our hosting provider.

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.

User and event data in Google Analytics is stored for 38 months. This is to be able to provide you with a better user experience when visiting our website.

Personal data through the contact form is stored indefinitely. The data is not used for marketing purposes, but only for customer service purposes.

Personal data on email signup forms is stored indefinitely and may be used for marketing purposes and website updates.

SECURITY – HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We use an SSL certificate to enable the HTTP Secure (HTTPS) extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication, so any data you share with us is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

We also use two-factor authentication wherever possible to ensure your data is and remains secure.

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.

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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Website hosting is held in the European Union and all data is safeguarded to European data protection standards by biding corporate rules and model clauses in our contracts.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Owner and Data Controller: Kristina Jug
Owner contact email: kristina@vibrantplate.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We reserve the right to modify this page, so please make sure to check it from time to ensure you are happy with the changes. If you require any more information or if you feel that the information on this page is missing or incomplete, please feel free to contact us at kristina@vibrantplate.com.

This page was last changed on 21st of May 2018.