Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Disclosures

My privacy policy is in the process of being updated for GDPR compliance. 

Last updated: May 25, 2018

Who I am

Canadian Budget Binder is run by me, Mr.CBB and on occasion I have Nicola and Katrina write for CBB!

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Contact forms

Information collected via contact forms is used only by me to communicate with you regarding your inquiries. No one else receives this information.

Newsletter

When you sign up for my mailing list, your name and email are kept by my mailing list provider, Mailerlite, for the purpose of sending newsletters via email.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to track anonymous usage data. Information is collected through the use of cookies and is used only to analyze site performance, and this gives me information on page views and site traffic (but NOT anything about who you are or any kind of personal information of any kind). You can turn off cookies at anytime by modifying your browser’s settings.

Affiliate Links

Some of the links on this site are ads, partners, or affiliate links. This means I might make a small commission if you buy from the linked sites. Data-collection details coming soon.

Cookies

Cookies are used by my site to give information to Google Analytics. You may opt out when you visit; you can also clear your browser cache of all data.

Who I share your data with

I do not share names or email addresses sent via contact forms with any other party.

If you sign up for my mailing list, Mailerlite will have your name and email address.

Google Analytics only retains info about visitors, pages viewed, etc. GA does not collect any info that could identify you personally.

WordPress itself does not share any data with anyone.

How long I retain your data

Mailerlite

My newsletter service will retain your name and email until you ask me to have you “forgotten,” which takes 30 days to happen. Email me directly (you can use my contact form) and ask me to “forget” you from the mailing list. When I remove you, I am able to completely remove your data. From Mailerlite: “When you use the Delete function in the subscriber section of MailerLite, the information is not entirely removed. The reason for this is simple. If that person later resubscribes, his or her history is still there so you don’t have to rebuild their profile. MailerLite created a new feature called Forget that completely wipes a person’s data from our system. This function was built specifically for GDPR compliance of the right to be forgotten. When you choose the option, Forget, the subscriber’s data will be completely removed. Everything will be permanently deleted including reports, clicks, profile data, etc.” Once initiated, data is entirely gone within 30 days.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics keeps data on site traffic up to 14 months, the shortest retention period available (but remember, site stats do not have any info about who you are personally). While my site does not give Google any personal info about you, other websites might have at some point…you can find out more & use tools to manage your Google data here: https://privacy.google.com/your-data.html.

Additional information

How your data is protected

I use the plugin Wordfence to keep my site and data secure. I also use two-factor authentication for my domain and hosting.

While I do not personally keep any data on any visitors, some plugins that I use do keep data. These plugins are all GDPR-compliant (or about to be), and have provided detailed privacy information:

What data breach procedures I have in place

If my mailing list is ever compromised, I will notify every subscriber and let them know what data was breached, to the best of my knowledge.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update my privacy policy from time to time. Thus, I advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or suggestions about my privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact me via the contact page.

Mr.CBB

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