Who we are
Our website address is: https://coldstreams.com/travel.
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.
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.
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.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
ADDITIONAL PRIVACY NOTES
This is a personal web site blog running on a shared virtual server. I have no control over any information that the Internet Service Provider may collect. The web server, operated by the ISP logs information about each access including IP address, operating system in use, web browser in use and the page that is accessed. This information is used, anonymously, to produce summaries of how many visitors there are to the web site, which browsers are being used, which operating systems are being used, and which pages are being read from the blog.
Separately, the WordPress blog software collects similar information. This data is again used only to produce a summary of web site access usage. Data older than 90 days is automatically deleted.
The Federal Trade Commission has implemented the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act having to do with data collection about users who may be age 13 or younger.
This web site is not targeted at children age 13 or younger and has no way of knowing the age of anyone using this web site – unless such person posts a comment and lists their age. If this occurs, and I become aware of this comment, such comments will be deleted. The alternative according to the COPPA guidelines is for me to contact the child’s parent and notify them that their child has posted a comment on this web site. But because we do not register users by age we have no way of collecting information on anyone’s parent. Therefore, such comments will be deleted when brought to our attention.