Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.paulavila.com.

What personal data 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.

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

PaulAvila.com uses a service called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies within your browser or by using the tool supplied by Google which is available at Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

PaulAvila.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PaulAvila.com’s behalf or to provide services available at the PaulAvila.com website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the PaulAvila.com website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PaulAvila.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, PaulAvila.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PaulAvila.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PaulAvila.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an PaulAvila.com website and have supplied your email address, PaulAvila.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PaulAvila.com and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. PaulAvila.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the PaulAvila.com website choose to interact with PaulAvila.com in ways that require PaulAvila.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PaulAvila.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, PaulAvila.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PaulAvila.com. PaulAvila.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described above. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Social Sharing

We make use of certain third-party widgets on our website in order to enhance the user experience. These are hyperlinked social media widgets/buttons that link to other websites.

These widgets may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your social media account with whatever action you take within the widget, if you are logged in to that network. For more information about how this data may be used, please visit the linked data privacy policy below for the widgets we use:

YouTube: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines

Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by PaulAvila.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Updates

Although most changes are likely to be minor, PaulAvila.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at PaulAvila.com’s sole discretion. PaulAvila.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.