Privacy Policy

By visiting pennysdirtythoughts.com, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy.

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. Please read on for more about what information is collected when you visit Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts and how it is used.

Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts (website address pennysdirtythoughts.com) is a personal blog written solely by me, Penny. It is hosted by Host Gator.

Comments

Penny’s Dirty Thoughts runs on the WordPress platform, and if you leave a comment, you voluntarily submit personal data such as your name, email address, and website, and WordPress automatically collects information such as your 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. Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Email Addresses

My site/Wordpress collects your email address if you voluntarily subscribe to my blog (through WordPress in the site’s sidebar). This subscription utilizes a double opt-in method to ensure consent, and you may unsubscribe anytime through the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email, or you may email me at pennyforyourdirtythoughts@gmail.com, and I can manually remove you from the list by request. I do not share your email address with third parties or email you about anything other than my recent blog posts that you subscribed for.

Analytics

This website automatically logs IP addresses and other data about the use of the site such as operating system, web browser, referring links, pages viewed, dates/times the website was accessed, and clicked links. This information is only used to operate the website and monitor overall site traffic–I do not use it to monitor specific user activity.

I also use Google Analytics to monitor traffic data, with with IP anonymization active and Data Retention (user-level and event-level data stored by Google Analytics) set to automatically delete from Analytic’s servers after 14 months. Here is the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can learn more about how to do so here.

Cookies

This website may log information using cookies (small data files sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing). Cookies are used for various website functions such as analyzing how visitors use the website. If you leave a comment on this 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.

This site also uses affiliate links to track sales via cookies. This information is stored by the individual affiliate companies.

Most browsers allow you to prevent the use of cookies as well as delete cookie history, but the methods for doing so vary. (And please note that doing this may limit the functionality of website’s visited, including this site.) For more information on preventing cookies, you may visit these links: ChromeFirefox, Internet ExplorerOperaSafari, Edge.

Third Party Links

This site may contain links to third party websites (including but not limited to advertising and affiliate links or other personal blogs) which have their own privacy policies–I am not responsible for their practices.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Contact Me

Please contact me at pennyforyourdirtythoughts@gmail.com for questions about this Privacy Policy or to have your data removed.