This website, https://lorengrace.com, hosted by WordPress, collects little bits of information, most of which I (nor you) will never see or even know about. Most of these pieces of data are collected for the sole purpose of you visiting, reading, and commenting on this website, and for this website to function properly. But for those who are interested, here is all the pertinent legal information for you to peruse, in alphabetical order.
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Notes on Increasing Your Internet Privacy
⇒ To reduce tracking by this or any other website, I recommend a search engine such as https://duckduckgo.com/spread.
⇒ To surf the web more anonymously, I recommend using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This website (https://www.groundedreason.com/what-is-a-vpn-and-how-to-chose-the-best-one/) explains about VPNs and lists some options on VPNs to try.
(NOTICE: comments are currently disabled on this website, so cookies are not applicable in this regard on this website)
If you have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies are also set up 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.
NOTICE: I no longer allow comments on this website, so the material in this section is no longer applicable on this website.
NOTICE: I have taken down the contact form on this website, so the information in this section no longer applies to this website.
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.
This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically).
(These features are only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.)
Post Likes: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
A cookie (
akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.
In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent) are tracked. WordPress also sets a cookie (
jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data is used by this website in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.
Akismet is enabled on this site, and the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted (LorenGrace.com), and is emailed directly to the owner (Loren Grace) of the form. This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
For video play tracking via WordPress.com Stats, the following information is used: viewer’s IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. If Google Analytics is enabled, video play events will be sent there, as well.
For the purpose of tracking statistics pertinent to this website, WordPress uses the following data for each user: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Important: I, Loren Grace, as the site owner, do not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, I can see that a specific post has 285 views, but I cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
I reserve the right to update this policy at any time. By using this website after I post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, regardless of whether you have reviewed them or not.