Who we are
The website address is: https://www.smalltalkmama.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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 website.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When you submit a contact form on our website, you are asked to provide your name and email address. We keep contact form submissions, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
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.
Analytics — Google Analytics and the EU-US Privacy Shield
As described in our Privacy Shield certification, Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission. Google, including Google Inc. and its wholly-owned US subsidiaries, has certified that it adheres to the relevant Privacy Shield Principles, including for Google Analytics.
Google’s certificate is accessible here. For contracts under the General Data Protection Regulations, we offer Data Processing Terms.
Furthermore, Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360 have earned the independent security standard ISO 27001 certification. As one of the world’s most widely recognized standards, ISO 27001 certifies the compliance of the systems serving Google Analytics and Google Analytics 360.
Subscription Service — MailChimp
MailChimp is the service I use for my blog subscriptions. If you are interested in receiving the latest articles via email you can subscribe online. MailChimp has their own legal policies and data usage guidelines that you can read by visiting their website.
Who we share your data with
Small Talk Mama does not share your data with any single soul outside of this blog. Let’s face it, I’m small potatoes but I do use some extended apps, signups and analytics for personal information. I like to see what my readers are interested in, where they come from and make articles as accessible as possible, but that’s as far as your personal data goes.
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.
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.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
How we protect your data
We do not use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We do not use data breach procedures.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not purchase data from third parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not use automated decision making or profiling.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
This website is not a member of a regulated industry nor is subject to additional privacy laws.