Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy in order to understand how your personal data is collected, used and stored with Little Miss Katy.

Who am I?

This is the Privacy Policy for https://www.littlemisskaty.co.uk (“the Website”) a blog run by Katy English.

Firstly, I’d like you to know that your data is not and will not ever be sold, misused, or traded with other companies and business for marketing purposes. I’m committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to this website.

Data is only accessed online via password and nobody but the website owner (that would be me) is entrusted with this password.

Cookies

A cookie is a little text file that gets downloaded to your computer when you visit a website. They are used to track user devices and behaviour in order to improve experience and analyse traffic, but do not collect identifiable data. Once you have agreed to allow cookies, this will be ongoing consent on the Website.

Analytics

This website uses a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify any individual. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out your identity.

Subscriptions

My blog subscriptions are managed by three third-party providers: Bloglovin (privacy policy here), MailChimp (privacy policy here) and WordPress. I do not have access to a mailing list and all subscriptions are run on a double-opt-in basis through WordPress. You can find WP’s privacy policy here.

Blog Comments

I use Disqus as my commenting platform on this website. If you leave a comment on a post, your personal data (name, IP and email address you provide) will be collected and stored by Disqus. I do not personally store this information. Please see Disqus’ privacy policy.

You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g  e-mail address) via comments on the Website, that information can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties.

Advertisers

We provide third-party, non-personalised advertising on the Website with Google AdSense. Non-personalised ads are adverts that aren’t based on a user’s past behaviour.

Although these ads don’t use cookies for ads personalisation, Google does use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse. You can control your individual Google ad settings here.

Affiliate Links

I occasionally engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the site. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales, and this will provide me with a sale commission from the brand (at no additional cost to yourself).

Competitions

I sometimes run competitions on this website. This would usually be via a third party, Rafflecopter. Any data such as winners details shared with another company for joint competitions will only be done so with explicit written consent.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Please email misskatyenglish@gmail.com should you wish to do so. Please remember that you can unsubscribe to emails at any time.

Security

The IP address of visitors and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 30 days.

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Backups of security log details are retained for 3 days. Security logs are retained for 30 days.

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

This policy was last amended 25th May 2018 and will be reviewed regularly.