The policy applies to personal data collected through the site: joananyambura.com or as described below, by other means during the course of regular business and collaboration.
Who I am
Joana Nyambura, Marketing and Communications Consultant, Toronto, Ontario; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: https://joananyambura.com.
What personal data I collect, why I collect it, and your rights to privacy
This website offers publicly accessible blog posts. When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas could be read, collected, and used by others.
I may provide the opportunity to sign up for a periodic email newsletter by submitting your email address. I will ask you to confirm it by clicking on a link sent to you via email (double opt-in). The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. In some cases I may ask for further information, such as your name, interests, location, or line of business.
I only use this data, and any additional data such as date and time of subscription, for the distribution of the newsletter. In addition, you may terminate the subscription at any time by following the unsubscribe link included in each newsletter.
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 site.
I display testimonials of happy clients on the site, in addition to other endorsements. With your express consent, I may post your testimonial along with your name. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact me at email@example.com.
I use the information collected via this site’s contact forms expressly for the purposes of fulfilling inquiries. For example, if you submitted a form on the Contact page, I would only use your information to get back to you. I will never use it for marketing purposes.
Form submissions are stored for a maximum of one year for customer service purposes, after which I destroy any personal information.
Cookies and private information storage
If you visit a login page, there will be a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
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.
Privacy and analytics
This site utilizes Google Analytics. In simple terms, Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to generate broad reports on website users and their activity during visit(s). For more information on how Google collects and uses this data, see Google’s Privacy & Terms and Safeguarding your data.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on this website, I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time with the exception of their username. In addition, 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 I hold about you. This includes any data you provided me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
I may use an automated spam detection service to check visitor comments.
For privacy-specific concerns, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and title your message “Privacy Concern – joananyambura.com”. You can also leave me a note using this contact form.