Privacy Policy

Freelancing Alley is a website created with a mission of helping people on how to jumpstart a career in freelancing. This privacy statement describes how Freelancing Alley collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website https://www.freelancingalley.com.

If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. We take your privacy seriously and we do not disclose your details to any third parties except with your consent.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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.

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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, we 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.

When you log in, we 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. When you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, 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.

How long we retain your data

The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely when you leave a comment. 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 our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. Moreover, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third party links

Sometimes, we may include third-party links on our website. As these external sites have separate and independent policies, we strongly advise you to review their Privacy Policy. We own no responsibility or liability for the activities and content of these sites. Nevertheless, we constantly make efforts to protect the integrity of our website and any feedback about these external websites are welcome.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will post the change on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date below. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Date modified: March 2019

Contact us

If you have questions, concerns or suggestions related to our Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below:

kristine@freelancingalley.com