Here at Lupunaluz your privacy is important to us. You’ll only hear from us if you’ve left a comment on the blog asking us a question, to inform you that you’ve won a competition or if you’ve signed up to our newsletter.
Personal Information We Collect
When you visit the Site, using Google Analytics we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, location, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.
Google Analytics data is anonymised to comply with GDPR regulations, and means we don’t even know your IP address, just basic information about your browsing behaviour e.g. the number of pages you view and how long is spent on the Lupunaluz blog.
Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- Cookies – are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier.
- Log files – track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- Web beacons, tags and pixels – are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We share website visit stats with third parties to understand how people use our site and use Google Analytics for this purpose.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Lupunaluz holds no personal data for any of our site users. We use Mail Chimp to send out monthly emails to people who have signed up directly using our mailing list sign up. Mail Chimp holds the basic details that you signed up with, including your name and email address, which we have access to. We have no access to any other personal details and if you change your mind and no longer wish to receive the monthly email you signed up for, you can remove yourself from the mailing list at any time.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
What Are Cookies?
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
- This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
- We only send a maximum of 1 email every month. If you no longer want to receive our email after signing up, you can easily unsubscribe at any time. Your details are never shared with any third parties.
Third Party Cookies
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
- We advertise on behalf of several different affiliates, using affiliate tracking cookies which allows the businesses we help to promote see where a visitor has come from and if a sale is then made, we are credited as facilitating that sale and we earn a small % back from that sales – running a blog like this takes many hours of work and whilst we love what we do, we also have lots of blog associated costs to meet, including hosting, travel expenses, outdoor gear, the cost of development, email and so on. Affiliate tracking cookies allow us to recoup a small part of our everyday costs. Without this income stream we simply would not be able to continue running the Lupunaluz blog.
- We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Tumblr, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on the Lupunaluz site.