This is where you can find out exactly what happens to your personal data when it’s collected here at https://pleasemindtheblog.wordpress.com.
You may have signed up for email notification when a new blog is published (under ‘Follow blog via email’ or ‘Follow Mind the Blog’ if you are a WordPress user). All that is visible to site admins is your email address – no other data is available. You can choose to opt out of these notifications at any time.
If you leave a comment on any blog post, it has to be approved by site admin before it is published. If you are a WordPress user, this will display your username & avatar only as an identifier. If you are a non-Wordpress user, your email address and a name is collected – only the name is published with your quote (you can choose what name to provide).
WordPress Stats allows site admin to track the number of visitors and views on a daily, weekly, monthly & yearly basis, which is vital in assessing post popularity and site traffic. It also provides some location data, telling us which country the site is accessed from (and the number of hits); this is a general overview, and can in no way be used as a personal identifier. If you access Mind the Blog from another website, WordPress Stats can identify this (for example, if you click a link from Twitter) – similarly, it monitors any links you click in our posts that navigate you away from the site (for example, box office pages). Should you find the site through a search engine, the terms you use to find a post are sometimes available through WordPress Stats (for example, “Sunny Afternoon”). WordPress Stats collects cookies & usage data.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram widgets are embedded on this site, displaying the latest Mind the Blog posts from each of those social media platforms and giving you the option of following/liking them and liking & sharing content. This also collects cookies & usage data.
Please get in contact with Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries, complaints or feedback regarding how your data is used.