Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my Website visitors.

1.2 This policy applies where I am acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of my Website visitors; in other words, where I determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3 I use cookies on my Website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of my Website, I will ask you to consent to the use of cookies when you first visit my Website.

1.4 In this policy, “I”, “me”, “mine”, “WebStoked”, and “Website” refer to WebStoked.com.

2. Credit

2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com/free-legal-documents/privacy-policy).

3. How WebStoked uses your personal data

3.1 In this Section 3 I have set out:

(a) the general categories of personal data that WebStoked may process;

(b) in the case of personal data that WebStoked did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;

(c) the purposes for which WebStoked may process personal data; and

(d) the legal bases of the processing.

3.2 WebStoked may process data about your use of my Website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is my analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the Website and services. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving my Website and services.

3.3 WebStoked may process information that you post for publication on my website or through my services (“publication data“). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering my Website and services. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my Website.

3.4 WebStoked may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to me by email or any similar communications system (“message data“). The message data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. My Website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the Website contact forms. The message data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you (including where appropriate sending you sales or marketing materials) and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my Website and business and communications with users, prospective customers and customers.

3.5 WebStoked may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of my legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

3.6 WebStoked may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of my business against risks.

3.7 In addition to the specific purposes for which WebStoked may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, WebStoked may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.8 Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to me, unless I prompt you to do so.

4. Providing your personal data to others

4.1 WebStoked may disclose your personal data to its insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.2 WebStoked may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve my legitimate business interests. 

More specifically, WebStoked may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:   

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. WebStoked may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for WebStoked or on its behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. I may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on WebStoked, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Website over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, I do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.  WebStoked has contracts in place with its data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless I have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from WebStoked. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period I instruct.
  • Business Transfers. I may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of my business to another company.   
  • Third-Party Advertisers. I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to my Website and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.     

Who will your information be shared with?

WebStoked only shares and disclose your information with the following third parties. I have categorized each party so that you can easily understand the purpose of the data collection and processing practices.

  • Affiliate Marketing Programs: ShareAsale;
  • Content Optimization: Google Fonts, Gravatar, Giphy embeds, and YouTube embeds;
  • Functionality and Infrastructure Optimization: SiteGround hosting and Cloudflare;
  • Web Analytics: Google Analytics.

4.3 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, WebStoked may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. WebStoked may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

5. International transfers of your personal data

5.1 In this Section 5, I provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.2 The hosting facilities for my Website are situated in the USA. If you are accessing the Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed by those third parties with whom WebStoked may share your personal information, in United States, and other countries. 

5.3 Transfers to the USA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.

5.4 You acknowledge that the personal data that you submit for publication through my Website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. I cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

6. Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1 This Section 6 sets out WebStoked’s data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that WebStoked complies with its legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

6.2 Personal data that is processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3 WebStoked will retain your personal data as follows:

(a) usage data gathered by the analytics tracking system (Google Analytics) will be kept for 14 months. Other usage data, such as your IP when visiting the Website, will be retained indefinitely by the Website’s platform (WordPress) and hosting tools;

(b) publication data will be retained for the period of publication;

(c) message data can be retained for as long as the Website and/or business exists.

6.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, WebStoked may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which WebStoked is subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

7. Your rights

7.1 In this Section 7, I have listed the rights that you have under data protection law.

7.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a) the right to access – you can ask for copies of your personal data;

(b) the right to rectification – you can ask me to rectify inaccurate personal data and to complete incomplete personal data;

(c) the right to erasure – you can ask me to erase your personal data;

(d) the right to restrict processing – you can ask me to restrict the processing of your personal data;

(e) the right to object to processing – you can object to the processing of your personal data;

(f) the right to data portability – you can ask that I transfer your personal data to another organisation or to you;

(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority – you can complain about the processing of your personal data; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent – to the extent that the legal basis of my processing of your personal data is consent, you can withdraw that consent.

7.3 These rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions. You can learn more about the rights of data subjects by visiting https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.

7.4 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to me, using the contact details set out below.

8. About cookies

8.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

8.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

8.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that WebStoked stores about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

9. Cookies that WebStoked uses

9.1 WebStoked uses cookies for the following purposes:

(a) security – cookies as an element of security measures to protect the Website and services generally;

(b) analysis – cookies that help me to analyze the use and performance of my Website and services; and

(c) cookie consent – cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

10. Cookies used by the service providers

10.1 WebStoked’s service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit my Website.

10.2 I use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of my Website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of my Website. You can find out more about Google’s use of information by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

10.3 Other tools, such as Giphy and YouTube embeds also gather information by the use of cookies.

11. Managing cookies

11.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

11.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

11.3 If you block cookies, you might not be able to use all the features on WebStoked.

12. Amendments

12.1 I may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on my Website.

12.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

13. WebStoked details

13.1 This Website is owned and operated by Radu.

13.2 You can contact me by using the contact form or by sending me an email at [email protected]