I’m Jason. I’m the guy behind this site. This page explains the how, what, and why about any data collected on my site. If you have any questions please reach out.
What personal data I collect, why I collect it, and where it goes
Submitting a Contact Form
When submitting a request to our contact form the information entered is stored as an entry in our site along with the submitting IP address.
The entered name, email, and message is then forwarded to my email so I’m able to respond to you in a timely manner.
Information stored from contact forms is used to provide customer service and is not used for any marketing. Contact form entries are typically deleted once a month.
Data stored: Name, email, message, IP address
Data sent to email: Name, email, message
Signing up for a newsletter
When signing up for a newsletter you may be asked to provide an email and your name. This data is sent to MailChimp where it is used for sending emails containing WordPress tips as well as information about products or services offered by me.
Data sent to MailChimp: Name, email, IP address
When donating through the Give powered donation form I’ll ask for you name and email. This information along with the IP address used to submit the form is stored on the site.
To submit the payment you are transferred to PayPal which handles all processing and storing of payment information. A transaction ID and Invoice ID are generated to connect the donation to PayPal.
Data stored: Name, email, IP address, Donor ID, Transaction ID, Invoice ID
Data sent to PayPal: Name, email, Transaction ID, Invoice ID
Purchasing a Product or Service
We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your orders.
Handling this data also allows us to:
– Send you important account/order/service information.
– Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
– Process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
– Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity.
Additionally we may also collect the following information:
– Location and traffic data (including IP address and browser type) if you place an order, or if we need to estimate taxes and shipping costs based on your location.
– Product pages visited and content viewed while your session is active.
– Your comments and product reviews if you choose to leave them on our website.
– Account email/password to allow you to access your account, if you have one.
– If you choose to create an account with us, your name, address, and email address, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
All payment information is handled by Stripe and no credit card information is stored on this server.
Making a Comment
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service for spam detection.
The site uses Disqus for managing comments. The name, email, comment, and IP address are sent to Disqus. Only the name and comment are visible. Disqus anonymizes the email and IP address.
Data stored: Name, email, comment, IP address
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.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, I 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, I 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. If 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.
The site uses OptinMonster to display newsletter sign up form in various instances. On initial load OptinMonster will create two cookies:
_omappvp: used for determining new vs. returning visitors
_omappvs: used to determine when a new visitor becomes a returning visitor
None of these cookies store personally identifiable information and are not shared with any third-party. They’re used to provide a better user experience.
On successfully opting in on various forms OptinMonster may install additional cookies in order to not show you the same optin again for a certain period of time. For a full list of cookies see OptinMonster.
Google Analytics Cookies
On initial load the site uses the following cookies for Google Analytics:
_ga: used to distinguish users. Expires in 2 years.
_gid: Used to distinguish users. Expires in 24 hours.
_gat: Used to throttle request rate.
These are first-party cookies specific to jasonyingling.me.
More on Google Analytics cookie usage.
In order to enhance the security of the site Cloudflare is used. In order to properly operate Cloudflare uses the following cookie:
__cfduid: is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
More on Cloudflare’s __cfduid cookie.
Stripe uses session cookies to enable payment processing on my site without storing any credit card information on my server.
Both are first-party session cookies for Stripe’s payment services.
The PHPSESSID cookie is created for the current session and deletes when you close your browser.
Cookie Notice Consent
On consenting to cookies on the site the following cookie is created.
cookie_notice_accepted: This cookie lasts for 1 year and is used to remember your cookie preference.
You may choose to delete cookies after consenting. You can do so within your browser.
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.
The site uses Google Analytics with an anonymized IP address to track page views and other metrics on views of the site. This data is used to provide a better user experience by helping determine popular content.
Currently, the site does not make use of the Google remarketing features. Google Analytics receives data from the HTTP request of the user (visiting a page). That request can contain details about the browser and the computer making the request, such as the hostname, the browser type, referrer, and language.
You can see more specifics on the information Google Analytics tracks here.
What I can see: Google Analytics allows me to review pageviews to content on my site to see what people are looking at. I can also see how long a page was viewed, if a user left the site from that page, and other anonymous metrics including general locations based on the anonymized IP address.
Data sent to Google: IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer, and user agent.
Upon opting in the site also makes use of the Facebook Pixel. This data can be used to provide targeted advertisements on social media (Facebook and Instagram) as well as analytics information.
Essentially this cookie sends data to Facebook that allows me to create targeted ads to people similar to those that have visited my site. Giving the ability to target to those that may be interested in my products or services.
You can opt-out of Facebook’s ad settings on Facebook.
Data sent to Facebook: IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer, and user agent.
This site uses iThemes Security which stores IP addresses when 404 errors and login attempts are detected.
Data stored: IP address
This site uses the Monarch plugin for providing easy links to share posts to your social media platforms. These platforms may include their own tracking information when submitting posts to their services. I suggest you review their terms of service when using these tools.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I 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), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How I use your data
Your data will not be sold to a third-party. The most you’ll get is emails from me including WordPress / business tips and products and services I’m offering. But those will only come by consenting to the newsletter when purchasing a download through Easy Digital Downloads or signing up using a newsletter optin.
How I protect your data
All data sent to third-parties (i.e. Stripe payments) is encrypted by the service.
As far as data stored within this site, I’m the only one with access to it and use secure passwords as well as two-factor authentication for accessing.
All third-party accounts where data can be accessed (i.e. Stripe, MailChimp, etc) are also protected by two-factor authentication.
Your contact information
You can contact me at jason (at) jasonyingling.me. Or reach out through my contact form.