Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.humidor-guide.com

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, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help 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

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing any secure areas of the website which we may put in place.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog, news item or post. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

If you leave a comment on our 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.

Details of cookies used by the website are set out below

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
__cfduid 1 Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 5 years
__stid 3 This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page. 1 year
__unam 3 This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page. 9 months
_ga 2 This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years
_gid 2 This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 24 hours
qtrans_cookie_test 3 Cookie set by the qTranslate WordPress plug-in used to enable multi-lingual support in a site. This cookie tests to see if cookies are enabled, so that language preferences can also be stored. 1 month

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Analytics

For analysis purposes we use the Google Analytics service, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (”Google” ). Google Analytics uses ”cookies”, which are text files located on your computer, to help https://www.humidor-guide.com analyze the use made by users of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of https://www.humidor-guide.com will be directly transmitted and archived by Google on the servers in the United States.
Check their privacy policy for more details.

ShareThis

We want sharing our content to be easy, and use a third-party solution designed specifically for that purpose (ShareThis).
Related cookies and information are set and handled by ShareThis. For further info, please see the ShareThis Privacy Policy and terms of use. Briefly summarized, it says that no information is used to identify you personally, unless you purposely do something to identify yourself. (For example, if you use ShareThis to share a page via email and state your own email address in the process.)

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the user configures Akismet on the site, but usually includes the IP address of the commenter, the user’s browser, the reference site, and the URL of the site (in addition to other information directly provided by the commenter, such as your name, username, email address and the same comment).

Please, review Akismet’s privacy policy for more details.

Cloudflare

Cloudflare cookie is in place for performance and security reasons. This cookie collects data in order to identify malicious visitors, reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users, and to provide customised services.

Please, review this article for more details about the ‘__cfduid’ cookie.

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 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. 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.