- Collection and Use of Personal Information
- Sharing of Personal Personal Information
- Security of Personal Information
- Your Rights to Your Personal Information
I’m Brett Fisher and I’m the owner, publisher, editor, writer, designer, etc. of WanderAbout. On this page I refer to myself as the owner.
WanderAbout refers to this website, https://www.wanderabout.me, and other related domains and subdomains.
The following explains what personal information is collected on WanderAbout, how that information is used, and for how long the information is retained.
Web Server Logs
When you visit WanderAbout, your browser sends information about your visit that is stored in WanderAbout’s web server logs. WanderAbout’s server automatically captures and saves the information electronically. The information collected this way includes but is not limited to: your unique Internet protocol address; the city, state, and country from which you access WanderAbout; the kind of browser you use; the date and time of your visit; the web page from which you arrived to WanderAbout; and, the pages you viewed on WanderAbout.
The information collected in web server logs helps with administering the website, analyzing its usage, protecting the website and its content from inappropriate use, and improving the user’s experience. WanderAbout’s webserver logs are analyzed internally with the open source program AWStats and the plugin WP Statistics. Information from WanderAbout’s web server logs are not sent to any external, third party analytics website.
WanderAbout generally retains information from web server logs for one year.
Cookies are text files with small amount of data that are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The owner has set up WanderAbout so no cookies are stored on your computer unless you interact with WanderAbout such as signing up for the email list or leaving a comment.
WanderAbout uses the plugin WP Email Capture for readers to sign up for WanderAbout’s email list and receive notices when new stories are published and information relevant to the website.
For those who sign up, WanderAbout collects the following information: your name (or what you chose to address yourself as), which is used for simple personalisation purposes; your email address, which is used to contact you and include you in WanderAbout’s email newsletter; and, the date of signup, which is used as a reference for when to delete your data at a later date.
Personal information in WanderAbout’s email list is stored indefinitely.
When you leave a comment, WanderAbout collects your name and email address, and your website address if you choose to provide it.
WanderAbout also collects your IP address and browser user agent string when you leave a comment to help detect and control spam. WanderAbout uses the plugin Antispam Bee for this. According to this plugins developers, your information is not sent exernally to third party sources.
If you leave a comment on WanderAbout 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.
When you leave a comment, WanderAbout retains the comment and its metadata indefinitely.
Contact Me Form
When you use WanderAbout’s Contact Me form, WanderAbout collects: your name (or what you chose to address yourself as), which is used for simple personalisation purposes; your email address, which is used to contact you in reply to your message; and, your message.
The form sends these to a WanderAbout administrative email account. These messages are stored on WanderAbout’s server. Depending on the nature of the message, your email from the Contact Me form may be retained indefinitely for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Posts or pages on WanderAbout may include embedded content such as videos and affiliate marketing links. When you interact with it such as watching a video, embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website.
Links To Other Websites
WanderAbout contain links to other websites. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site.
I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.
Sharing of Personal Information
WanderAbout does not sell or share your personal information with third parties.
WanderAbout will disclose your personal information where required to do so by law or subpoena.
Security of Personal Information
The security of your personal information collected by WanderAbout is important. The owner strives to use available best practices to protect your personal information. As no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic sotrage is 100% secure, the owner cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.
Your Control of Your Personal Information
If you have subscribed to WanderAbout’s email list, you can request to unsubscribe. If you unsubscribe, your personal information will be deleted from WanderAbout’s records.
If you have left comments on WanderAbout or sent a message via WanderAbout’s Contact Me form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal informationi WanderAbout has for you, including any information you have provided to WanderAbout. You can also request that WanderAbout erases any personal information held about you.
Deleting or erasing your personal information does not include any information the owner is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.