Last updated: 24/05/2018
Collection of Information
Information you provide us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you participate in any interactive features, participate in a survey, contest or communicate with us via third-party social media sites or otherwise communicate with us.
The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, gender, date of birth, photo, preference or interest data, and any other information you choose to provide.
Information we collect automatically
When you access or use our Services, we may automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your access times, pages viewed, web browser, links clicked and the pages you visited using Google Analytics.
Mobile Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of our mobile applications using Google Analytics.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits.
Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
Information Collected by embedded media services: Articles on this site may include embedded content (For example, our music blog posts contain embedded content from Youtube). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
- Provide, maintain, improve and promote our website content;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- Respond to your comments, questions and requests;
- Communicate with you about surveys and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
- Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries.
Sharing of Information
- When you participate in the interactive areas of our website, certain information you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo, comments and other information you choose to provide;
- In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
- If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Company or others; and
- With your consent or at your direction.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others.
Social Sharing Information
The Website may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools which let you share actions you take on our website with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Comments on our website are possible via an external application Disqus (https://disqus.com). When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name and email address) to help spam detection. Please note that if you post comments on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments may be read, viewed or used by anyone viewing them.
What rights you have over your data & how long your data is being stored
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register to comment with Disqus (see ‘Comments’) , Disqus also stores the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time with Disqus. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Please contact Disqus support for more information.
All data collected via Google Analytics (see ‘Collection of Information’) will be destroyed after 38 months and this on a monthly basis. However, the retention period of a user will be reset with each new event (visit) from that user.
How we protect your information
Ella Was Here uses an HTTPS protocol that encrypts your information to protect you against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.