Privacy Policy

I value your privacy and am committed to protecting your personal data. On this page I set out in simple, easy to read terms, how I collect, use and securely store your personal information when you are browsing this website and blog.

karinicolestudio.com is run by Kari Nicole, who can be contacted at karinicolestudio@gmail.com

Types of data I collect and why

Personal information may be provided voluntarily by the user or collected automatically when using this website. Personal information such as your name and email address is collected when you leave a comment on a blog post or page, email me directly and when you subscribe to my newsletter. Additionally, the website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Comments

Once you have commented on a blog post and the comment has been approved, your name and website (if provided) are visible to the public. After you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also through IP addresses and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WordPress.com

If you are a WordPress.com user and logged into WordPress when commenting on this website, WordPress may track your visit and keep a record of your comment in line with their own cookie and privacy policy, which you can see here.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to track and examine the use of this website, collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns, such as location and pages accessed. I do this to better understand which blog posts do well and where traffic is coming from, so I can constantly strive to improve my content and tailor it to suit my audience. Google Analytics may collect your IP address but it does not collect any other personal data. For more information please read Google’s privacy policy here.

Jetpack

This service, like Google Analytics, tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Jetpack may capture your IP address but no other personal information is captured. Please see their privacy policy here.

How your information may be used

To better understand my readers, and maintain and improve the website and its services.

To respond to your comments and answer queries.

To occasionally send you promotional emails about new blog posts.

To send administrative communications, such as updates to policies.

To provide you with user support when using this website.

To protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Your acceptance of these terms

By continuing to read my website and subscribe to my newsletter you confirm your agreement to the terms and conditions as set out in my privacy policy.

Access to your personal information and queries

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information this website holds. If you have any queries about this privacy policy or would like to send a request about your data, please email Kari Nicole at karinicolestudio@gmail.com

Changes to this privacy policy

From time to time this privacy policy may be subject to changes and updates. Please continue to refer back to this page to stay informed about the ways I may collect your information.

Thank you for your time and continuing to support karinicolestudio.com!