Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.positivityblog.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect a minimum of personal data.
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.
We use a WordPress plugin for the contact form on the Contact Page of this website. This plugin does not store any of the sent messages on our webserver or in a database. The message is instead sent to our email inbox at Gmail.
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.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
We use Google Analytics to better understand what people look at one this website.
When someone visits the site then information about their visit such as what pages they looked at, how much time they spent on those pages and what country this visitor is browsing the site from is is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics.
This data only contains information about anyone who is browsing our website from your computer and there is no way to identify a specific individual from this data.
We ensure that no personally identifiable information is ever contained within the data sent to Google Analytics.
As analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent.
Email list addresses
If a visitor consents to joining one of our email lists such as the free to join Positivity Newsletter then they will be sent regular emails containing information about personal development and information about our premium courses. A few of the emails for the Positivity Newsletter contains affiliate links (these are clearly marked as affiliate links within the text).
To join an email list they need to put in their email address into one of the sign up forms on this website, click the “Sign Up” button below the email form and then they will be sent to a page were they will receive more detailed information about the content of the emails they can choose to receive. This page will also display a step-by-step guide for how the visitor can confirm his or her subscription to the email list by clicking a button in an email they have just been sent.
All the email lists on this website (one is free as mentioned above and the rest is connected to our premium course material delivery and course signup availability) are double optin email lists. This means that person subscribing has to click the button in the email that was sent to confirm their subscription. And this procedure is set in place to make sure we get that subscriber's clear consent to send him or her emails via the email list.
If a visitor joins one of the Positivity Blog premium courses then the payment processing for the course is handled by fastspring.com. They collect a minimum of information about the customer or more specifically the name, the email address and the payment information of the customer (such as the credit card number).
Who we share your data with
No one. The data collected by this website is only accessed and used by the owner of this website (Henrik Edberg).
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.
If you send a message via the contact form on the Contact Page then that message is retained for 5 years.
If you join one of our email lists then your email address and associated data is retained until your cancel your subscription to that email list (either by using the unsubscribe link at the end of each email sent or by emailing us and requesting us to delete your email address from that email list). Or until your email address is deemed inactive (meaning that your email address has not opened one of our newsletters in at least 6 months) and is deleted manually.
What rights you have over your data
If you have have left comments on this website or subscribed to one of our email lists then 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.
Your contact information
To contact Henrik Edberg – the owner of this website – about anything about your data please send an email by using the contact form on the Contact page.
How we protect your data
We take the security of personal data and this website very seriously.
The data collected is protected in a number of ways:
- Access control: The data is only accessed by one person, the owner of this website: Henrik Edberg.
- Dedicated security software: We operate dedicated security scanning and access control software on this website. This software limits login attempts to our site, blocks potentially malicious attempts to access our services, and regularly performs full file system scans.
- Data encryption: This website is secured with SSL encryption, which means that all traffic to and from our servers is encrypted. This also applies to our own administrative access to the website.
- Selection of third party service providers: we use a minimal number of third party service providers, but some are essential for the provision of physical hosting environments and email list services. One of the core factors in the selection of such providers is their ability to provide secure systems and processes.
What data breach procedures we have in place
As this website is run by one person (Henrik Edberg) are there no internal reports about a potential data breach. Security breaches is regularly scanned for by using dedicated security software and all programs used on this website are always updated to the latest version. If any data breach was to be detected then all other tasks are put on hold and the breach becomes the top priority to handle.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data about email list subscribers from Aweber.com that hosts all of our email lists. Such data could for example be what emails a particular and subscribed email address has opened or how long they have been subscribed to that a certain email list.
We can also access limited information about our customers that have joined the premium courses via fastspring.com's payment processing. That includes information about the name and email address of the customer but not the payment information (this is protected and safely stored by fastspring.com).