Our website address is: https://www.RelationshipsAreComplicated.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Like most websites, the web server collects information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, operating system, visitor country, web requests made, referring website and the date and time of access. The purpose of collecting this information is to maintain and monitor the website's proper functioning and security. Server logs are rotated daily into encrypted storage.
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.
Measures taken in the Wordpress software used on this site to protect your privacy include using self-hosted fonts instead of loading them from a third party, disabling Gravatar to prevent associated requests to third party domains, disabling third-party emoji fetching and doing our best to use links in place of embedded third-party media (e.g. Youtube videos).
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.
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.
This site uses the Wordfence security plugin for Wordpress. For security-related traffic such as logins, login attempts and blocked visitors the plugin stores the IP address, user agent and referrer for 28 days.
(Everything below this line in this section refers to services provided by Google - you can learn more about Google's privacy policies and terms at https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://policies.google.com/terms)
This site uses the Google Custom Search Engine which connects to Google's servers, sends entered search queries to Google and places functional third-party cookies.
For EU/EEA or Brazil users who have given cookie consent:
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.
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you (subject to any exemptions provided by the law) including the rights to:
- know what personal information is collected
- know if personal data is sold or shared and to whom
- request a copy of personal information we hold about you
- ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete
- ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems or that we limit our use and processing of your personal data
- object to our processing of your personal information
- withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).
- equal service for visitors who exercise their privacy rights
You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to "Our contact information" for information on how to reach us. We must be able to reasonably verify that the request is being made by you or an authorized representative, and the request must be contain sufficient detail for us to properly understand and respond to it.
Do Not Track (DNT)
RelationshipsAreComplicated.com does not respond to the Do Not Track (DNT) signal as we do not track users in the first place. Third party services used on the site (such as Google Ads and the Google Custom Search Engine box) may respond differently.
Disclosures of past transfers of personal information to third parties
Google Analytics was used on RelationshipsAreComplicated.com until the end of 2019 and user deletion requests were made for all Analytics Client ID user identifiers and their associated data.
The AddThis toolbar was used until 2019, and visitors may have received an AddThis advertising cookie while it was in use (learn more about their privacy policies at https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html).