Privacy & Cookie Policies

PRIVACY POLICY:

WHO ARE WE:

Website address: https://amagicalworldofwords.blogspot.co.za/
Name: Amy Wannenburgh

WHAT DO WE DO:
I write book reviews, movie reviews, and any posts to do with those topics and writing. I do not earn money from this blog. I am not compensated for my reviews with money.

CONTACT:

amyw@worldonline.co.za



I, Amy Wannenburgh, do not and will not and never have sold or stored or acquired personal information the person has not given voluntarily. Even in cases where the person whose information I have acquired has given the information voluntarily, the information is only used for giveaway purposes and traffic analysis. See details below. 


Any personal information collected on this blog is used for traffic analysis only. I will not sell or share your information. If you would like to know what information Blogger (which is hosted by Google) personally collects, I would suggest you check out Google's Privacy Policy



Google Analytics: Like most bloggers, I use Google Analytics to evaluate blog traffic and obtain blog stats. It's a service provided by Google and information regarding the service can be found in their privacy policy (listed above). 
  • The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
  • I do not use Google Ad-Sense or accept any advertising on this blog. 
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, please click here.



Cookies: This site uses cookies. There is a pop-up option in the left of the screen where you have the option to agree or disagree with whether your cookies can be recorded. I do not have access to your information either way. You can also contact the Help section of your browser, or peruse the About Cookies website if you have concerns.  

Giveaways:

- I host giveaways on this blog using Rafflecopter (view their Privacy Policy).

- To be eligible for a chance in the giveaway, you may add your name and email address to the option Rafflecopter box. This is stated clearly in the giveaway, and you have the option whether or not to do so. If you win, I will email you using the email you’ve provided.
- I do not share or sell any of the personal information collected in the giveaway. I delete all information as soon as the giveaway ends. The person who won will be emailed, and then I will delete their information too.
- The postal address of the winner of the giveaway will not be stored either. I will send the book, then delete the information the winner has voluntarily given me.

Review Requests:

- If you contact me regarding a book you'd like me to review, and I accept the book, I will keep your email address on file so that I can email you with the review link at a later stage. If I do not accept your request, I will not keep your email address.  In both cases, I will not share or sell your email address with anyone. 


Other things this site uses: 
  • Bloglovin' (view their Privacy Policy) is optional and allows people to follow this blog and can be undone at any time.
  • Disqus (view their Privacy Policy) is the comment system on this blog, and any information you use to sign in is given with your utter discretion. 



Privacy Policy last updated: 26/05/2018




Cookies consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist the Owner in providing the Service according to the purposes described. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the User's consent.
Where the installation of Cookies is based on consent, such consent can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.

Technical Cookies and Cookies serving aggregated statistical purposes
• Activity strictly necessary for the functioning of the Service This Application uses Cookies to save the User's session and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of this Application, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic.
• Activity regarding the saving of preferences, optimization, and statistics This Application uses Cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimize the User's browsing experience. Among these Cookies are, for example, those used for the setting of language and currency preferences or for the management of first party statistics employed directly by the Owner of the site.

Other types of Cookies or third parties that install Cookies

Some of the services listed below collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the User or may be managed directly by the Owner - depending on how they are described - without the help of third parties.
If any third party operated services are listed among the tools below, these may be used to track Users’ browsing habits – in addition to the information specified herein and without the Owner’s knowledge. 

Analytics


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 Application, 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: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.
Content commenting

Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Application. Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments. If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.
Disqus
Disqus is a content commenting service provided by Big Heads Labs Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies, Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt out.
Google Friend Connect (Google Inc.)

Google Friend Connect is a social interaction service provided by Google Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.


How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies.
Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website.
Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
With regard to Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.
Notwithstanding the above, the Owner informs that Users may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Owner and Data Controller

A Magical World Of Words
Owner contact email: amyw@worldonline.co.za
Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this Application cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.
Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by this Application.

Definitions and legal references Personal Data (or Data)


Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Usage Data
Information collected automatically through this Application (or third-party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
User
The individual using this Application who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
Data Subject
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.
This Application
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
Service
The service provided by this Application as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
European Union (or EU)
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Cookies
Small sets of data stored in the User's device.


Cookie Policy adapted from https://www.iubenda.com/en/
Cookie Policy last updated: 31/05/2018

1 comment:

  1. Hello Amy, I have happened upon your blog and noticed your Private Policy. I am supposing this is because of the GDPR which is now in effect. Can you tell me if you had to register with some govering body re this or did you formulate your wording and just posted without having to do anything else. Thank you for taking the time to read this comment. I too am a blogger, a hobby blogger and am a little confused as to what I have to do to make my blog comply with the new regulations. Thank you, Kim

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