Privacy Policy

My name is Taslim Jaffer and I’m a freelance writer. You are visiting my website at https://taslimjaffer.com

What Personal Data I Collect And Why I Collect It

Comments

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.

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

I use a contact form plugin through which I obtain your name and email address, and I only keep the information long enough to respond to you (usually within 48 hours). I DO NOT use this information for marketing purposes or as consent for my newsletter opt-in.

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

Analytics

I use plugins to help me run my website, including Google Analytics for WordPress and Jetpack to track my site stats. Here are the privacy policies of the plugins I use. They will give you information on what is collected from you and how it is used.

Automattic

Google

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automatic spam detection service. For my website, I use Akismet. You can read their privacy policy here.

My contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, please drop me a line at taslim@taslimjaffer.com.