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Privacy Policy

by Soham Dutta

Who are we

I am Soham Dutta, an independent Travel Blogger and my website address is: https://www.countingthemiles.com.

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What personal data do 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.

I use Akismet to prevent spam comments on my site. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on the site. The information collected typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). You can Akismet’s privacy policy here: https://akismet.com/privacy/.

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.

Contact forms

If you use contact forms to get in touch with me, I would receive your email ID as well as any other information that you may choose to share. This data is stored indefinitely. Should you wish for me to delete your contact information at a later point in time, do reach out to me so that I can delete all such communication and contact details.

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.

Note you may be able to disable cookies in your web browser preferences.

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.

Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics.  Google Analytics collects standard internet log information and details about traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. This information is not processed in a way that identifies individuals but is used for purposes such as evaluating the number of visitors over time and the popularity of certain blog posts. Also, information which the user has explicitly authorised Google to capture is what is stored in Google Analytics logs. For example, a user who hasn’t shared his demographic information with Google won’t have it logged under Analytics

You can find the Google Analytics privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

ConvertKit

This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.

You can find the ConvertKit’s privacy policy here: https://convertkit.com/privacy.

How long do 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 do you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, 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 do we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How do we protect your data

Personal information that you provide via our third-party partners resides on a secure server and are accessible only via a password.

What third parties do we receive data from

This website uses Google Analytics to track user interaction without personally identifies individuals. You can read their privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB.

Your contact information

For further information or any clarification, you can reach out to me at [email protected]. Additionally, you may choose to fill in the Contact Form as a means to get in touch with me.

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