Privacy Policy

 

Our website address is:

https://thetala.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

We are committed to making sure your privacy and any personal data or information you give to such as your name and email address is protected.

When you visit TheTala.com we will only collect your data when it is absolutely necessary. Our website only collects your name and email address when you leave a comment or sign up to receive our newsletters. We will not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our services or protect our rights.

When you visit our website, certain data may be collected from you such as your IP address and information about your computer’s operating system and browser. If you’re using a mobile device, we may  also collect data that identifies that specific device and some of it’s settings.

Comments:

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We don’t store your personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site. To ensure that our website is GDPR compliant, we have added extra features such as the following:

  1. On the end of each post, you will have the choice to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking.
  2. You may also unsubscribe from our mailing list by clicking on the option ‘Unsubscribe’ located on the bottom of the emails you receive.
  3. When filling out our contact forms, you will now need to give us consent to submit your name and email address so that we may contact you and respond to your enquiry. If you wish for us to delete the information you have submitted, please get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to delete the information as requested.
  4. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing hello@thetala.com if you wish for your details and comments or any personal data to be removed and we will happily do so accordingly.

Media:

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies:

Sometimes, cookies may also be added on to any browser you use when visiting our website. Cookies allow for your device to be recognised by the website so it’s mainly used as a reminder of the choices you make when visiting any website. You can always delete cookies on your browser at any time and you will find them under settings.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

Embedded Content from other sites:

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics: 

Our website uses Monster Insights and Google Analytics.

You will find Google’s Privacy Policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

You will find Monster Insight’s Privacy Policy here: https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, you may do so by downloading this plug in for your web browser:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

or alternatively, you may click on this link to opt-out of Google Analytics Tracking when using the website thetala.com

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics Tracking

Contact Forms:

Our website uses WPForms when you contact us using our contact form. We collect your name and email address to allow us to reply to your message. We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes but we will not sell or use the information submitted for marketing purposes.

Who we share your data with:

TheTala.com uses WordPress.org.

By default, WordPress does not share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data:

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any and so far we don’t have that service yet), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights we have over your data:

 If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.