Privacy policy

The Squirmy Popple (https://squirmypopple.com) is a parenting blog. I am the registered owner of the domain and editor of the blog content. You can contact me with any issues at katie@squirmypopple.com if you have any concerns about how I collect, store and use data collected on this blog. I aim to act compliantly whilst collecting data on this blog.

Any data can always be deleted at your request. Data is protected and never given to a third party without consent.

Email communications

As a WordPress blog, You have the option to ‘Follow’ me on WordPress. This generates blog posts being sent to your email address. You can always unsubscribe through your emails or unfollow me using your WordPress account.

Site Back-ups

I back up my site using Updraft Plus once a fortnight. I back up my site to protect my content in the case of it being lost or a security breach. These back ups stored securely and previous back ups are deleted as soon as the current back up has finished processing.

Google Analytics

I am committed to ensuring that my website contains content that is valuable and useful to my readers. To help me with this I have implemented the Google Analytics​ demographics and interest reporting features on my website. These tools allow me to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt my website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to me in a
personally-identifiable format. This means I cannot identify what information is about you, and I will never attempt to do so.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Cookies

The Internet pages of The Squirmy Popple use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, The Squirmy Popple can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Comments

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. If you are happy for this information to be stored for your next session, simply tick the box which says, ‘Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment’. If you do not tick this box, your data will not be stored. At your request I will always delete any comments or related data that you no longer want me to have access to.

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 anonymised 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.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites,The Squirmy Popple makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks 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.