Privacy Policy

Effective date: 25th June 2018
Last changed: 7th of January 2020

Changes:

Updated the “What data do we collect from you?” section to disclose which data is collected when someone signs up for our newsletter.

Added a “Newsletter” section to our Privacy Policy that provides information about everything related to our newsletter.

Updated the “Your Rights” section to inform our newsletter subscribers about their rights regarding MailChimp.com.

Welcome to mylongdistancelove.com. We value your privacy very highly, and we are committed to respecting and protecting it. Our Privacy Policy covers topics like the kind of information we may collect from you and how it is used. Please read through this document before using our website (“Site”).

What data do we collect from you?

– Cookies and web beacons

At MyLongDistanceLove.com  we use cookies to collect data about your preferences and record specific information, like which pages you access or visit. Cookies allow us to serve you and other visitors better and/or present you with customized content.

The third-party websites we may link to from time to time may also collect information from you, and use or place cookies or web beacons on your browser.

That is done directly by these third parties and MyLongDistanceLove.com does not have any access to or control over these cookies. The data they collect is subject to the privacy policies of these third-party websites.

Please read more about our Cookie Policy here.

– Your name and email

When you send us an inquiry through our Contact page, we receive an email with your message, name and email address. This data only appears in our email service provider (Gmail), and we do not store it anywhere else. We ask for your email address so we could get back to you.

Your name and email will be used to answer to your inquiry on the grounds of “legitimate interest” (because you contacted us first, you can reasonably expect to get a reply from us). Your personal details will not be used for anything else nor will they be shared with or transferred to third parties.

Your emails will be deleted 30 days from the day you first contacted us.

– Your name, email address, and IP address

When you sign up for our newsletter, we collect your name, email address, and estimated location based on your IP address.

This information is collected by and stored in our Email Marketing Tool MailChimp.com. Our company does not store any of your personal information.

Your name and email address are used to send you monthly newsletter emails with our top posts.

The legal grounds for us sending you newsletter emails is “explicit consent” – you have personally signed up to our newsletter by clicking “subscribe” and then confirmed your intent by clicking the confirmation link sent out by our Email Marketing Tool MailChimp.com.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics and thus Google Analytics cookies to understand how you interact with our site: which pages you visit, how long you read our content, etc. None of this information can personally identify you, and it is only used to analyze the usage of our site.

Google Analytics operates under its own Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Read more about it here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You can opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking software here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

The information Google collects is retained for 38 months. However, you can ask for your information to be deleted at any time. A data removal tool is made available soon and will be posted here.

Google Analytics cookies are valid for 2 years or until you delete them from your browser. Please refer to your browser documentation to learn how to disable cookies.

Google cookies also track data about your visiting behavior (i.e. which pages you visit) and the type of device you use. The cookie will expire once you close our website.

Newsletter

All visitors of mylongdistancelove.com have the opportunity to sign up for our newsletter and receive monthly emails with our top posts.

Our newsletters are managed by our Email Marketing Tool MailChimp.com.

MailChimp.com uses web beacons and other tracking technologies to collect personal data during email campaigns. Read about it here.

The information they collect automatically when you read emails sent by us includes:

  • Device data: Information about the device and applications you use to access emails sent by us, such as your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, and other information about your system and connection.
  • Product usage data: Information about dates and times you access emails sent by us and your browsing activities (such as what pages are viewed). They also collect information regarding the performance of our newsletters, including metrics related to the deliverability of emails and other electronic communications. This information allows them to improve the content and operation of their services, and facilitate research and analysis of their services.

Additionally, MailChimp.com may obtain information about our subscribers from third-party sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, third-party data providers, and their joint marketing partners. Examples of the information they may receive from these third-party sources include:

  • demographic informations (such as your age and gender)
  • device information (such as IP addresses)
  • location (such as city and state)
  • online behavioral data (such as information about the use of social media websites, page view information and search results, and links)

MailChimp.com uses this information, alone or in combination with other information (including Personal Information) they collect to enhance their ability to provide relevant marketing and content to us and to develop and provide us with more relevant products, features, and services.

The data MailChimp.com collects is subject to the privacy policy of its own website. Read more here.

You may withdraw consent by unsubscribing from our email list any time. You can do that by contacting us at mylongdistancelove@protonmail.com or following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email you receive.

Your rights regarding your personal data and privacy

Under the new Data Protection Law, you have many rights regarding your personal data and privacy. For example, you may contact us any time regarding what kind of information we hold about you and how we process it. You also have the right to contact us and ask us to delete any such information. Learn more about your rights here: https://www.i-scoop.eu/gdpr/data-subject-rights-gdpr/.

You also have different rights regarding MailChimp.com:

  • To access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information by submitting a request through here.
  • To object to MailChimp.com processing of your Personal Information, ask them to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. You can exercise these rights by emailing MailChimp at personaldatarequests[at]mailchimp.com. Read more about this here.
  • To complain to a local data protection authority about their collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

Links to third-party websites

The content on mylongdistancelove.com may contain links to third-party websites that we think are relevant to the content we provide. If you follow a link from our Site, please remember that those sites have their own governing privacy policies. We are not responsible or liable for these policies. Please read those policies carefully.

Updates to this privacy policy

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Any updates will be posted at the top of this document under the “Last Changed” section. Please check back regularly.

Contact

Should you have any concerns about this Privacy Policy, please get in touch through our Contact Form. The data controller can be contacted at mylongdistancelove@protonmail.com.