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.
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.
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.
Jetpack by Automattic is a WordPress toolkit to design, secure and grow our website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
Polylang. This plugin uses a cookie to remember the language selected by the user when he comes back to visit again the website.
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.
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.
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
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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
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.
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.
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.
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