Privacy & Cookies

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy is important and at Blueberry Stories, we’re committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our blog. Here you can find information about what types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit and use this site and how we protect your information.

On Blueberry Stories you will find original travel stories and articles about places, books and food. You will not find advertisement, sponsored content or affiliate links.

The Personal Data may be freely provided by the user, or collected automatically when using this blog. Among the types of Personal Data that this site collects by itself or through third parties, there are cookie and usage data.

Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this application and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.


MODE AND PLACE OF PROCESSING THE DATA

Methods of processing

The Data Controller (the blogger) processes the Data of users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the site’s author at any time.

The Data is processed at the site’s author’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact Blueberry Stories.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: SPAM protection, Analytics, Displaying content from external platforms and Interaction with external social networks and platforms.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.


DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this blog, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Google Inc. complies with the U.S.–E.U. Privacy Shield Framework, which covers the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries. 

Place of processing : USA – Privacy Policy – Opt Ou

IP anonymization has been activated on Blueberry Stories.

Google Fonts (Google Inc.)

Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this blog to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing : USA – Privacy Policy

Jetpack

Jetpack by Automattic is a WordPress toolkit to design, secure and grow our website. 

Personal Data collected: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. 

Place of processing: USA – Jetpack Cookie Policy  and Automattic Privacy Policy.

Interactions with social media platforms

These services allow interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this blog. If a service enabling interaction with social networks is installed it may still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

SOCIAL NETWORK BUTTONS AND SOCIAL WIDGETS

The content of this blog can be shared via social media share buttons. If you share content, you might be sent cookies from these websites.

On this blog you can find Facebook Like button, Pinterest Pin It button, Twitter Tweet button, Google+ button and Instagram widget.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

Place of processing : USA. For more information, please visit their websites and check their privacy policy (see the cookie section below). 

Comments

WordPress

When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string. 

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: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Newsletter

Mailchimp

Blueberry Stories uses a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver the newsletter. Your data is stored safely within our Mailchimp account on their secure services. Blueberry Stories does not allow access to our mailing list nor will we pass on personal information to third parties. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by contacting Blueberry Stories.

The Rocket Science Group LLC – MailChimp complies with the U.S.–E.U. Privacy Shield Framework, which covers the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries. 

Personal Data collected: name, email address.

Place of processing: USA – For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice

SPAM protection

These services analyze the traffic of this blog, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)

Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc. The plugin is deactivated  on Blueberry Stories at the moment.

Personal Data collected: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing : USA – Privacy Policy


COOKIES

WHAT ARE COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be “session” or “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are temporary: once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use two broad categories of cookies:

TECHNICAL cookies

Technical cookies are essential for the proper functioning of a website. They guarantee the normal navigation and the use of the website. CMS WordPress uses technical cookies. We also use:

Jetpack. This plugin uses cookies for statistic purposes
Polylang. This plugin uses a cookie to remember the language selected by the user when he comes back to visit again the website.
Italy Cookie Choices. The plugin to show the cookies notice uses cookies to show the notice to new visitors.

Third part cookies

Third party cookies are stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. For example, the content of this blog can be shared via social media share buttons. If you choose to share content through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest you might be sent cookies from these websites. 

We don’t control the setting of these cookies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out. Here’s a list of the social networks with the links to their privacy and cookie policy.

Facebook
Twitter
Google +
Pinterest
Instagram

Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about how visitors use the website. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.

HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES

If you’d like to disable cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Here are the links to the browsers. If you are using a browser that is not in the list, please contact Blueberry Stories. 

Safari
Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Opera


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information about data collection and processing legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by Blueberry Stories, in Court or in the stages leading to a possible legal action arising from improper use of this application or the related services. 

The user declares to be aware that we may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities. 

Additional information about users’ personal data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this blog may provide the user with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of personal data upon request.

System logs and maintainance 

For operation and maintenance purposes, this blog and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this blog (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information below.

the rights of users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to Blueberry Stories.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by giving notice to its users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a user objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the user must cease using this blog and can request that we remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current Privacy Policy applies to all Personal Data we have about users.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

COMMENTS

Any comments left on Blueberry Stories must be approved first. Only comments that are abusive or self-promotional will remain unpublished. Having said that, Blueberry Stories reserves the right to delete any comment without prior notice or warning. 

IMAGES AND CONTENT

Post content

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of post content found on Blueberry Stories without express and written permission from this site’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Blueberry Stories with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Photos

All photos are the property of Blueberry Stories unless otherwise stated. Any photo not directly attributed to another source remains the property of Blueberry Stories and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the site author. 

Links

INTERNAL LINKS

An internal link is one that points to another page on the same website. We use them to help the user get more information about a topic.

External Links

External links are links to other websites. We use them only to provide additional information for readers. This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.


Data owner

Ilenia Provenzi
theblueberrystories@gmail.com

If you have any privacy-specific concern, or if you want to update, delete, or change any personal information we hold, please contact us at the email address above.

Last updated on May 21st, 2018