Are you afraid to give out your personal information such as name and email address etc for fear the recipients might anyhow share, misuse or even abuse that will create endless troubles for you?
We feel you. Because of that, we're explaining as clearly as we can over here on how we may gather, use and share your personal information in case you do need to provide us for good reason. We want you to feel 100% safe to have your personal data kept with us.
1. Who we are
First off, I am the webmaster cum author of iNotFat.com.
However, I do have a skeleton admin crew to help me manage admin work such as moderating comments, sorting out spam messages manually as well as using an anti-spam software and a few other stuff so that visitors like you can easily comprehend and instantly absorb the right contents on this site to meet your personal needs.
2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We generally collect only your name and email address when you fill in the form on this site. However, our system may capture a few other data with respect to your visits. Below are the few ways that our system gather data about you when you visit and interact with iNotFat.com.
When you post a comment on iNotFat.com, we collect the data shown in the comment form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Upon approval of your comment by our admin crew, your profile picture (if any) will become visible to the public in the context of your comment.
We do not sell, share or trade any information you have submitted via commenting. We do not use them for marketing purposes either.
2.2 Log files
Like many other Websites, iNotFat.com makes use of log files.
These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services' analytics.
The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.
This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of iNotFat.com.
All log file information collected by iNotFat.com is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party unless we are required to do so by law.
2.3 Cookies and web beacons
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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.
We do use third-party services such as Google Analytics, SiteGround, Amazon and GetResponse that serve cookies to help us analyze the behavior of our web traffic and serve relevant ads to our visitors in order to understand our visitors' preferences and provide the best user experience for them.
Cookies are small text files that store in your web browser's cache. They cannot harm your computer. But if you're not comfortable having cookies collecting data about your visits, you can block cookies or check your browser's instructions on cookie settings.
2.4 Doubleclick DART cookie
2.5 Our advertising partners
- Commission Junction
These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on iNotFat.com and which are sent directly to your browser.
iNotFat.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
2.6 Third party privacy policies
You should consult (just click on the links of) 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 of certain practices.
2.7 Information from minors
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents or guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
iNotFat.com does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Nor do we collect information from any individual under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian.
If you believe that we have the personally identifiable information about your child, please contact us immediately so that we can promptly remove that information from our records.
2.8 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.
2.9 Contact form
We have a contact form in place in case you need to reach us.
When you submit the contact form to us, we will only use your name and email address for responding to your queries or messages. That's all we do.
We do not sell, share or trade your personal information to anyone. We do not use the information submitted by you for marketing purposes either.
WordPress and third-party widgets/plugins and software used to operate this website may use information about visitors for analytics purposes.
This could include your location, pages viewed, links clicked, downloaded files, pages or posts shared, how you come to this site and search terms for example. They are just website stats and are used anonymously. This is used to better understand our visitors, see what articles are popular and improve the content we create for you.
We use SiteGround for hosting iNotFat.com. They have website analytics built into their hosting service for all members which are anonymously gathered.
We use Google Analytics for our website analytics.
We use Sassy Social Share for social sharing. When you click the sharing buttons on our blog posts it records the number of shares to each social media site anonymously.
You might like to read the full privacy policies and terms for these platforms and plugins for further details:
2.11 Social sharing
3. How we protect your data
iNotFat.com now owns a SSL Certificate, denoted by 'https'. This means your visit is made more secure. If you look in your browser you will see the green locked padlock symbol before the web address to show this. All data you enter into our site is therefore processed with the secure SSL Certificate as long as you enter the 'https' address correctly.
4. How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata (including your name and email address) are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We will also email you should we happen to edit the response to your comment when the need arises.
For example, you've posted an inquiry in the comment form and we provided a response accordingly. But after a year, we found that our response to that comment of yours need to be updated as more accurate information surfaces. In that case, we will notify you of this update to keep you aware of the new information available so that you can stay well informed.
If you contact us via the contact form provided, your personal data and message are also kept indefinitely. The reason for doing so is the same as above.
5. What rights you have over your data
You have the right to request amendment or erasure of your personal data that you deem inaccurate or incomplete. You can also request to erase your personal data if for some reasons you feel unsafe with us. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
6. Compliance with laws
We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our visitors, newsletter subscribers or others.
7. Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use WP Bruiser anti-spam software to keep our site spam free.