Data privacy ‘n stuff
The Megamalist website is built using WordPress.com – a subsidiary of Automattic. They’re pretty cool folks who comply with international data privacy regulations like the GDPR (European General Data Protection Regulation) and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).
Service: Service is the http://megamalist.com website operated by Megamalist (Pty) Ltd.
Personal Data/Information: Personal Data or Information means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Cookies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
Why information is collected
We collect Personal Data about your usage of our Services. This Information allows us to provide and improve the Service, analyse and track usage, and determine the popularity of certain content. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of this Information in accordance with this policy.
What information is collected
We collect several different types of Information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. Information may include, but is not limited to:
Site comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on the site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
Location information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, tally how many people visit the site from certain geographic regions.
Contact form & email subscription: Should you make use of the contact form on the Contact page or subscribe to the Megamalist email database to receive monthly updates on services, your name and email address are required as compulsory fields.
Follower information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to the site using Jetpack or WordPress.com, we collect the sign-up information requested by the site, which typically includes an email address.
How information is collected
There are several places on the Service that allow you to input fields, including your name, email address, comments and messages. Outside of these options, information is collected using cookies.
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. There are several categories of cookies which perform different tasks:
Required: These cookies are essential for our websites and services to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain features. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account-related functions, store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location, and ensure our services are operating properly.
Analytics and Performance: These cookies allow us to optimize performance by collecting information on how users interact with our websites, including which pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our website functions and to understand how users interact with it.
Advertising : These cookies are set by a site owner and their advertising partners to provide you with relevant content and to understand that content’s effectiveness. They may be used to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites to predict your preferences and to display more relevant advertisements to you.
Please note: http://megamalist.com does not participate in any third-party advertising program.
Transferring your information
Disclosing your information
We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Megamalist, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
Securing your information
While the protection of your data is important to us, please be aware that no method of transferring or storing information electronically is completely secure. While every reasonable measure to protect your information is taken, we cannot guarantee 100% security of your data.
Deleting your information
If we are not legally required to keep it, we generally discard information about Site visitors when no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it (those purposes which are described in the “Why” and “How” sections above).
Other parties and your information
Your information may be shared with our third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services to us. We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
Your information and other sites
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