What information does HerMajestyBlogs.com collect?
HerMajestyBlogs (“HMB”) may collect some information from its users at any point on this site. If you sign up for our Newsletter, you will be giving us your name, email, and permission to send you emails. By using this website, you accept the collection of information via cookies. All this is explained in more detail below.
HMB uses Disqus for comments. Disqus is a commenting platform that enables users to communicate with websites. To leave comments on HMB, you must have a Disqus account. HMB moderates all comments. Comments that are spammy in nature aren’t published.
When you leave a comment, and it’s approved, you’re leaving your personal opinion on the blog. If you want to erase one of your comments in any post, please contact us. Remember to provide the link to the post where your comment is now. You can find a contact form below.
Newsletters (Glam Mail)
HMB offers newsletters on pop culture topics. At the moment, there’s only one newsletter on general information about courses, stepping out of the comfort zone, following your dreams, subscriptions, (posts, and opinions of HMB.) Each Newsletter has a different list. It means that you’ll need to sign up for each of them if you’re interested in getting the information.
Users who subscribe to these Newsletters will receive emails from time to time about new content and features. Newsletters can contain affiliate links and promotions.
HMB does not share your contact or personal information with any other organization. Your personal contact information will not be passed to any other organization.
You have the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing, object, and the right of data portability. You can unsubscribe, change the information, or erase it at any time by using Mailchimp’s form. If you’re unsure, please contact us as soon as possible with your request. You can use the contact form below.
If you don’t accept these cookies, please disable them by following the instructions set below. For example, you can change your cookie settings on your browser.
But first of all, what’s a cookie?
Cookies are text files with some code downloaded to your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. Said in other words, cookies are pieces of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. When you revisit the webpage, these cookies are sent back so that the website recognizes the cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. They also allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and improving your user experience.
If you’re interested in knowing more about cookies and how to manage them and delete them from your devices, visit All About Cookies. You’ll find all the information you need about cookies.
What type of cookies does HMB use?
HMB uses essential cookies to enable you around the website, affiliate cookies that track confirmation of purchases so that HMB gets a small commission, and analytics cookies that provide some information.
What are essential cookies?
Essential cookies are vital because they enable you to move around HMB and use all its features, like accessing the blog. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for analytics or marketing purposes. If you disable these, your browser will take more time in downloading the page.
What are affiliate cookies?
Affiliate cookies are cookies that track what you do when you click on an affiliate link. Their only purpose is to confirm that you bought something using that link. If you do, HMB gets a small commission from the purchase. There is no extra cost to you. The third-party that uses the cookie to confirm the purchase or not of an item (usually a book).
You can see affiliate banners on the sidebar, and also find affiliate links in some posts. You can get rid of these cookies by changing the settings on your browser.
What are analytics cookies?
These cookies collect information about how visitors use HMB. For example, what posts are more readable, or where you are located in the world. These cookies collect anonymous information that it’s only used to improve the use and experience of HMB.
HMB uses Jetpack and Google Analytics. Google Analytics, for example, collects information that it’s transmitted and stored by Google in their servers in the United States of America in accordance with their privacy laws. You can know more about Google Analytics here.
You can also get rid of these cookies by changing the settings on your browser. You can also visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out and learn how to opt-out from using Analytics cookies. Or, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add on.
So, how do I get rid of these cookies?
You can enable, disable, or delete the analytic cookies following the instructions provided by your browser. If you don’t know where that is, just go to Help. Just be aware that if you disable the cookie, that won’t erase that from your computer. You have to delete them to get rid of them altogether.
Cookies will continue working unless you disable them, and then delete them. Please take a look at your browser’s settings. If you aren’t sure of how this works, look for all the information about your browser first.
What data does Gravatar Hover-cards use? This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
What happens when you like something? In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Post likes.
What type of data is used? A visitor’s preference for viewing the mobile version of a site.
Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.
Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e., when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.
Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e., according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.
Although HMB makes every effort to preserve user privacy, it may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein HMB has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process.
In the event HerMajestyBlogs.com goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another blog or company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information may be part of the assets transferred.
Do you want all your data out of our system? Contact us here, and we’ll erase everything. (You can also contact us if you have any questions related to GDPR.)
Notification of Changes
Do you have any questions? Do you want to erase a comment? (Remember to provide the link so that we can find it.) Do you want an image to be erased? (Remember to send the copyright ownership proof.) Contact us here.