Privacy Notice for Visitors to Our Site
Hi there! This Privacy Notice explains how we at the Diabetes Diet process information about the visitors to our website. Read on!
Who’s Who and What This Privacy Notice Covers
Let’s talk first about who we are at the Diabetes Diet, what we do, and what this Privacy Notice covers. We’re a doctor and a freelance writer stroke diabetic who wrote a book about low-carb eating for diabetes. To complement the book, we blog about diabetes and health in general.
We put together this Privacy Notice to help our visitors understand the information we collect about them, and how that happens on our site and how that information is used and disclosed.
Information We Collect About Visitors to Our Site
Information a Visitor Provides to a Site
We’ll start with information that visitors provide directly to a site, which primarily happens when visitors type into a text field on a site, like a comment field or a sign-up form.
Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information to a site:
- Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to a site using Jetpack or WordPress.com, we collect the sign-up information requested by the site, which typically includes an email address.
- Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on a site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
- PollDaddy Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or other type of survey prepared by a User via Polldaddy.com, we collect the visitor’s responses to those surveys, and other information that the survey owner requires for a poll/quiz/survey response, like an e-mail address.
- Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other information that a visitor enters on the site–such as a contact form submission, a search query, or site registration.
Information We Automatically Collect from the Site
We also automatically collect some information about visitors to a site. The information we automatically collect depends on which of our services the site uses. We’ve listed examples below:
- Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer and Etcetera: We collect the information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
- Visitor Interactions: We collect information about a visitor’s interactions with a Site, including the “likes” and “ratings” left by visitors to a site using WordPress.com or Jetpack.
- Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, tally for our Users how many people visit their sites from certain geographic regions. If you’d like, you can read more about the Site Stats feature for WordPress.com sites and Jetpack sites.
- Akismet Commenter Information: We collect information about visitors who comment on our site that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address…oh, and the comment itself, of course).
- Polldaddy Response Information: We collect information about visitors who respond to a Polldaddy survey. The information that we collect typically includes IP address, browser type, operating system, user agent, and the web page last visited.
Other Information Provided by Our Users
WordPress also collects any other information that its users provide to us about visitors to their sites. For example, we may upload a directory or other information about site visitors and customers to the “backend” administrative platform for managing the site.
How WordPress Uses Visitor Information
WordPress uses information about site visitors in order to provide its services to their users (bloggers like us) and their sites. We may use its services to, for example, create and manage our site, sell products and services on their site, flag and fight comments from spammers, and collect information through polls, quizzes and other surveys.
WordPress may also use and share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify any individual. For instance, it may publish aggregate statistics about the use of its services.