Who I am
My website address is: https://www.melindatognini.com.au.
It is run by me, Melinda Tognini, as a sole trader, and you can contact me via email, contact[at]melindatognini.com.au, or by mail to PO Box 145, Osborne Park, WA, Australia.
What personal data WordPress collects and why they collect it
I (Melinda) don’t aim to collect any data from you (unless you sign up for my newsletter, in which case I keep your first name and email address). I do use Google Analytics to collect anonymised data (to see which pages are most useful to visitors).
However, WordPress does automatically collect data to prevent spam – read on!
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.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from YouTube, images from Instagram). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This website has Google Analytics and Slimstat installed which collects anonymised data from all website visitors.
Who we share your data with
Google Analytics can access anonymised data of visitors but it is not shared beyond this site.
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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
What data I collect and where it’s kept:
I collect your name and email address when you opt in to my email list. This data is held in MailChimp.
Why I need it and how I use it:
I use this information to stay connected with you through my blog – this means that I will send you monthly newsletters with information about new blog posts, writing tips, reading recommendations, creative prompts and other useful links.
How long I keep it:
Your information will be kept until you notify me otherwise; please contact me if you would like your data to be destroyed.
Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction of your personal data;
- Request erasure of your personal data;
- Object to processing of your personal data;
- Request restriction of processing your personal data;
- Request transfer of your personal data;
You can see more about these rights at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/