Your privacy matters.
TreasureChestofMemories.com does not request your personal data unless it is truly needed to deliver services you request or to run this site. Please read the following to fully understand what data is collected by this site and why.
Data Collected by this Site
If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you have the option to turn cookies off in your browser. However, keep in mind that turning off cookies may impact how this website functions.
We use Akismet (owned by Automattic), a spam-checking service, which uses your information for the sole purpose of spam checking. Akismet reviews data submitted via our forms and comment threads.
When you contact us via our contact form, a third-party spam checking service, Akismet, reviews IP addresses, user agents, names, email addresses, websites and messages for the sole purpose of spam checking. We receive an email which includes your IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message for the sole purpose of responding to your inquiry.
We use MailChimp, a GDPR-compliant email service to maintain the TreasureChestofMemories.com mailing list. You may unsubscribe to our list at any time, either by clicking the unsubscribe button at the end of a newsletter or emailing us at info@TreasureChestofMemories.com.
To better understand how people use this website, TreasureChestofMemories.com uses Google Analytics to view anonymized information about site visitors. You can opt out of Google tracking via our pop-up or by using a browser extension.
TreasureChestofMemories.com uses Jetpack Comments (owned by Automattic) to enable discussion about topics posted. Jetpack Comments uses data such as commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address.
Jetpack Comments sends the following information to our spam checking service, Akismet (owned by Automattic), for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
Data Retention: 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.
Comment Likes and Post Likes
If you are logged into WordPress.com, you can like comments and posts.
The following information is used to process these likes: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and the fact that you did like the comment. If you like comments from a WordPress.com mobile app, the app also collects browser language, country code, and device information.
If a visitor has previously submitted a comment on TreasureChestofMemories.com using an email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile, this site will send a hash of the user’s email to the Gravatar service in order to retrieve their profile image.
Subscription to Posts via Email
When you subscribe to receive notification of posts via email, your email, IP address, and user agent is used for spam checking as well as for delivery of the requested email notification.
Data Collected for Protection and Security
In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
What we do with your information:
We do not sell your information to third parties. Information is used to either deliver a positive web-experience or deliver services you have expressly requested.
Keeping Your Data Secure
TreasureChestofMemories.com takes the security of your personal information seriously. Only the site administrator can access your information. In addition, we use backups and technologies such as secure socket layer (SSL), encryption, WordFence firewall, threat defense feed, and malware scanner, as well as secure passwords to safeguard information.
Links to the Privacy Policies or GDPR Information of Services We Use
Automattic (Akismet, Jetpack Comments, Comment Likes, Post Likes): https://automattic.com/privacy/
Elegant Themes (Divi theme, Monarch social sharing plugin, Bloom mailing list opt-in plugin): https://www.elegantthemes.com/policy/privacy/
Google (Analytics, Fonts, Forms): https://policies.google.com/privacy/update
Defiant, Inc. (WordFence): https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/