Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.RelationshipsAreComplicated.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Like most website operators, RelationshipsAreComplicated.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how RelationshipsAreComplicated.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, RelationshipsAreComplicated.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

RelationshipsAreComplicated.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com does not disclose such information other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Certain visitors to RelationshipsAreComplicated.com choose to interact with RelationshipsAreComplicated.com in ways that require RelationshipsAreComplicated.com to gather personally-identifying information. Visitors who sign up for the email newsletter provide an email address. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with RelationshipsAreComplicated.com. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

If you have supplied your email address, RelationshipsAreComplicated.com may occasionally send you an email to keep you up to date with what’s going on with RelationshipsAreComplicated.com. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com uses cookies to help RelationshipsAreComplicated.com identify and track visitors, their usage of the RelationshipsAreComplicated.com website, and their website access preferences. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using RelationshipsAreComplicated.com’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of RelationshipsAreComplicated.com’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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, 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. 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.

This site uses Google Analytics. You can see the list of cookies used by that service at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies using a browser addon at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can see Google Analytics' data practices and privacy policy at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

This site uses Google Adsense. See "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps" for information on data collection, sharing and usage that takes place on our site as a consequence of our use of any Google advertising service.

The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When you visit a partner's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on your browser.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to our website.

Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

The Google Adsense ads on this site may also serve ads from third party vendors or ad networks (you can view them here), and you can opt out of some vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info (http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ for the EU/EEA).

This site uses tools provided by AddThis.com - refer to their privacy policy at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/ for more information including details about the cookies they use.

This site uses scripts provided by MailChimp.com - you can view their privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ and details about their cookies at https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/.

To revoke cookie consent, go to the home page and click on the "Revoke cookie consent" button at the top of the page then on the "revoke consent" link in the overlay that appears.

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

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.

RelationshipsAreComplicated.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Our contact information

You can contact us with any privacy-related concerns at contact@RelationshipsAreComplicated.com.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, RelationshipsAreComplicated.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in RelationshipsAreComplicated.com’s sole discretion. RelationshipsAreComplicated.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

(Some parts of this privacy policy are adapted from https://automattic.com/privacy/, which is available under the license viewable at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).
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