Privacy Notice

Hi there! If you’re reading this page then you’re wanting to know how we at Johanna Montana use your visitor information.

I understand that your privacy is important to you, and it’s important to me to. On Johanna Montana I will only collect and use information as described in this notice, and in a way that complies with the law.

I will try and make this notice as understandable as possible, but please make sure you read it carefully. Your acceptance of this notice occurs the moment you visit this site. If you do not agree, contact me as stated below to delete your information and stop using this site immediately.

About johannamontana.co.uk

This website is run by me and hosted by wordpress.com.

What does this notice cover?

This notice explains how I, and wordpress.com, collect information in relation to my site and my site only. It does not apply to anyone who visits wordpress.com’s official site, or any other sites that are linked on my blog.

Please note that I have no control on how your information is collected and used on other websites that are linked on my blog, and you should check their privacy notices in order to find this out.

What information do you collect about me?

WordPress.com collects data about visitors, such as you, to my site in a variety of different ways. Some happen automatically, some happen when you physically give them the information.

Currently I do not provide information about visitors to my site to wordpress.com myself in the form of directories etc. If I do happen to end up doing this, this notice will be updated accordingly.

Information you, as a visitor, provide directly to my site.

Information you give me directly usually occurs when you type into a text field such as a comment box or contact form on my site. Below I’ll show all the ways wordpress.com collect data that you have directly provided for my site.

  • FOLLOWER AND SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION: When you follow or subscribe to post updates for my site, wordpress.com collects the sign-up information needed for us to provide you updates. This is typically just an email address.
  • SITE COMMENTS: When you leave a comment on a post on my site, wordpress.com collects that comment along with any other information you have provided such as a name and email address.
  • CONTACT FORMS: My site holds a contact form for visitors to get in contact with me if they want to. If you use this form, WordPress.com will collect your name, email address and the message sent in order to send this information to me via email so I can reply to you.

Information wordpress.com collects automatically.

  • LOCATION INFORMATION: WordPress.com determine an approximate location from your computers IP address. They collect this information to show me how many visitors I am getting to my site in general, and how many visitors I get from differet regions in the world.
  • VISITOR INTERACTIONS: WordPress.com collects information about your interactions with my site including ‘likes’ and ‘ratings’ on posts.
  • TECHNICAL DATA FROM A VISITORS COMPUTER AND ETCETERA: Wordpress.com collects information that the web browsers, mobile devices and servers you use typically make available about you as a visitor to my site. This information includes; IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
  • INFORMATION FROM COOKIES: A cookie is a string of information that a Site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. WordPress.com uses cookies to identify and track visitors and usage of my site and to deliver targeted ads for visitors to my site, as I have a free account with wordpress.com and therefore they control the ads on my site.

How is my data used/shared?

The data that has been collected and provided from you, is used by myself and wordpress.com in different ways. Below I will list how I will only ever use data I recieve about you, and how wordpress.com uses and shares your data.

How I use your data.

  • Data collected regarding IP addresses and location information is only used by myself to track my analytics in wordpress.com’s dashboard.
  • Information such as emails will only ever be used if I am replying to a comment and/or email that has been sent to me via the contact form. Once whatever you wanted to discuss has been discussed, I will not use this information to contact you again unless I have had your consent to do so.

How I share your data.

  • As said before, your location information is used by wordpress.com to help me track how many people are visiting my site and where. Analytics like this help me create a media pack for brands, and in these cases I may share how many monthly viewers I have to my site. However, I will not share where these visitors come from, or any other data surrounding that. Just how many people visit my site.
  • Brands sometimes also request to know how many followers/subscribers I have. Again, all that will be given is a number of how many people are subscribed to my site. — No other data, such as user information and email addresses will be provided.
  • Analytics are also used in form of a widget on my side-bar showing my most viewed posts. Again, no data about you is shown or shared. It just shows those posts you’ve read in particular are popular.

How wordpress.com uses your information.

  • WordPress.com use the information you provide and they collect to help me run my site; e.g. analytics, comments, contact forms etc.
  • They may also use and share information that has been de-identified, for the information can not be linked to any individual. E.g. they may publish aggregate stats about the use of their services.
  • If you are a wordpress.com user as well as a visitor to my site, they may collect other information which you can find by reading their privacy notice.

How wordpress.com share information.

WordPress.com share information about my sites visitors in the ways stated below.

  • SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS: Wordpress.com may disclose Site visitor information to their subsidiaries, their employees, and individuals who are their independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help them provide their services to my site and other people’s sites, or to process the information on their behalf. They require their subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow their Privacy Notice for information about visitors that they share with them.
  • THIRD PARTY VENDORS: Wordpress.com may share Site visitor information with third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services to wordpress.com. This group includes vendors that help them provide their services to myself and other sites. They require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
  • LEGAL REQUESTS: They may disclose Site visitor information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request. For more information on how they respond to requests for information, please see their Legal Guidelines.
  • TO PROTECT RIGHTS, PROPERTY, AND OTHERS: Wordpress.com may disclose Site visitor information when they believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of wordpress.com, their users, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if they have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, they may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
  • BUSINESS TRANSFERS: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that wordpress.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, Site visitor information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Notice would continue to apply to Site visitor information and the party receiving this information may continue to use this information, but only consistent with this Privacy Notice.
  • INFORMATION SHARED PUBLICALLY: Information that visitors choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like visitor comments and “likes” are all available to others, including information about the visitor that is displayed in connection with a comment or “like” (such as a visitor’s WordPress.com username and Gravatar). WordPress.com provide a “firehose” stream of public data (including comments) from sites like mine to provide that data to firehose subscribers, who may view and analyze the content, but do not have rights to re-publish it publicly. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.

How can I get my data removed?

If you want any data wordpress.com have collected via my site them please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will comply with the request.

Some pieces of data, I can remove myself; Such as comments, and followers.

Other data I will have to contact wordpress.com themselves to get them to remove it. Don’t worry, they will comply with the request too. Just understand it may take some more time than the information I can delete myself. — I will contact you as soon as I know they have complied with the request.

 

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