Privacy Policy

This privacy policy for https://FreelanceWritingPros.com was last updated on September 30, 2019.

Personal data collected (& why it is collected)

Comments

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

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, if your email address is associated with a picture, your profile picture will be visible to the public with your comment.

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.

Contact forms

All data shown in a contact form is collected through the website and forwarded to the website owner's email address. This may include your name, email address, content of your message, and any other data provided by you.

Email subscription forms

All data shown in an email subscription form is collected and processed through a third party email marketing service. This includes your email address. The current service in use is MooSend. You can find their privacy policy at https://moosend.com/privacy-policy/. This data is used to manage your subscription preferences and send you the content you have requested to receive via email.

Other forms

At times this website will use additional forms for data collection (such as "interview" forms for profile blog posts, guest post submission forms, or other forms tied to website features). All data shown in each form is collected through the website and may be saved to the database and / or forwarded to the website owner. This may include your IP address, allowing the website owner to track abuse and related problems when users are able to post content to the database.

Cookies

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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit the login page, the website will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you log in, the website will also set up several cookies 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.

If you edit or publish content to the website, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

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

Advertisements

A variety of advertisements may be included in different sections of the site, or within certain posts or pages both now and in the future.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
  • Affiliate links and related ads may include tracking code that allows advertisers to track conversions based on views and clicks (which determines the compensation paid to this site).

Analytics

This site uses cookies and identifiers for mobile devices to collect data used in analytics (both on-server and through third party tools such as Google Analytics). Analytics tools allow the site owner to monitor the traffic, usage, and health of the website in order to make changes and improvements for the benefit of visitors. To learn more, see how Google safeguards your data.

Who we share your data with

Freelance Writing Pros does not sell, rent, or share your data with third parties other than data passed to third party tools as detailed in this privacy policy (such as an analytics or email marketing service).

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 the website (if any),  personal information they provide in their user profile will also be stored. 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 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 held 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, and it does not apply to blog comments once they're approved and archived as part of the public conversation.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Data is sent to a third party email marketing service if you choose to subscribe to the mailing list. And data is sent to / processed through an analytics service to help the website owner better understand how visitors use this website. 

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