Who I am
My website address is: https://www.paulinewiles.com. I am a writer and coach, based in the USA.
What personal data I collect, and why I collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on my 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.
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.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Which third parties I receive data from
I receive information from Google Analytics, the JetPack plugin and the Wordfence Security plugin. This information enables me to understand the number of visitors to my website and the pages they visit, and to protect my website from malicious attack. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
Content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, including your mental health.
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Occasionally I include Affiliate Links in my posts.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Affiliate links from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.