Privacy Policy

BASICALLY

The info in the following page is full of words, so here is a basic version:

Rooted Romantic only gets what information you share.

  • if you leave a comment or a review, it will stay there until you (or I) remove it
  • if you purchase an item, all credit or debit card information is processed through Square or PayPal. I won’t see it
  • if you purchase an item, your address and contact information will be given to me. This is needed so I can send you your package, and contact you if any problems arise
  • I use MailChimp to manage my email list. If you sign up for my newsletter, your name and email will be saved with them. Of course, you may unsubscribe at any time

Any information that is stored is available upon request, and can be deleted upon request as well.

WHO WE ARE

Our website address is: https://rootedromantic.ca.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address 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.

CONTACT FORMS

If you use the contact form on my site, your name, email address, and message is used so I know who I am talking to, I can respond to you via email, and I know what it is you want.

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.

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.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We use Square (or PayPal, if you prefer) to process payments. You can view Square’s privacy policy here. Here is PayPal’s.

We use MailChimp to manage our newsletter contacts. You can see their privacy policy here.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

WHAT RIGHTS 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 are checked through Akismet Antispam, an automated spam detection service.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jake@rootedromantic.ca.

Jake Vanderwerf
5016 50 Street
Camrose, AB
T4V 1R2