Privacy

Your Privacy is Very Important to Us

At SailingBanjo.com (www.sailingbanjo.com), the privacy of our visitors is extremely important.  This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected and how it is used.

Our Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time.  You will want to revisit it regularly.  Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Log Files

We use log files like many other websites. The information in the log files include:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

Most importantly, this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

Cookies

We use cookies to store information about visitor preferences and to record user-specific information on visits and pages the user views so as to provide a custom experience.  You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

Additionally, if you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options.  Individual browser websites can provide instructions for disabling cookies, and information for other cookie-related management tasks.

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.

We also utilize the following software plug-ins and services to better serve our visitors:

Google AdSense Cookies

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.  Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.  Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.  Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting Google’s Content Network Privacy Policy.

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.

Patreon features in this website

In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.

These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.

If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.

 
Akismet
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
 
Other 3rd-Party Cookies

We use 3rd-party plugins to help provide us data to better improve our website and give you a better experience.  In addition, some plugins may also set cookies.

Analytics

SailingBanjo.com utilizes the following analytics software to help provide information on how we can improve the website:

Google Analytics

Jetpack Analytics

Other

Contact Forms

Users might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing name and email address to receive communication from SailingBanjo.com. We use a secure op-in subscription system and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us using website’s “Contact Us” page.

How we protect your data

SailingBanjo uses security software to provide protection against data breach.  In the event of a data breach, we will notify users via the subscription email addresses submitted and via a blog post indicating the details of the breach.

What right 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.

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.

Last Updated: 08 Nov, 2018