Privacy and Data Collection Policy
Who we are
Our website address is: https://waterwheelreview.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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. These cookies will last for one year.
If you subscribe to receive newsletters by email, we collect your name and email address in order to communicate with you. Our email sign-up process requires a double opt-in to ensure you wish to receive communication from us.
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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share or sell your information to any third party companies that would then market to you.
We share with third parties who help us provide services:
- This website is built on a WordPress platform; by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
- Our mailing list is managed by MailChimp. Here are MailChimp’s policies.
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.
If you’re on our mailing list, we retain your data indefinitely 1) to communicate with you until you choose to unsubscribe and 2) for analytical purposes unless you request we delete your information.
We maintain anonymized analytics reports indefinitely.
What rights you 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.
You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking “Please click here to unsubscribe” in a received Waterwheel Review email. Your information will remain in the database for 60 days after unsubscribing. If you want to ensure your information has been permanently removed, or would like it removed sooner, please contact email@example.com.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This policy was last updated August 31, 2021. Technical and legal standards keep evolving, so as we learn more about how to do this well, this policy may be updated from time to time without notice. Feel free to check back as often as you like.
If you have any questions or concerns about your data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.