Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://bresdesignstudio.com/. Run by Bre L. You can contact me at bresdesignstudio@gmail.com or send a message by filling out the form on the contact page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

We have two types of contact forms. For simple email correspondence, we use WP Contact forms that is a WordPress plugin. Your name and email address are only used to send us your message. We only reply to answer your questions and never send you unsolicited emails. We never use your name or email for any other purpose. We retain all email correspondence in a permanent archive for legal purposes.

We also use Mailer Lite so you can sign up to receive our periodic newsletter or other relevant content via email. This is done by completing the popup dialog that appears about 30 seconds after you start to view one of our pages. We only use your contact information to send you the email that you sign up to receive. Each email includes an unsubscribe link, so you can opt out of future emails. When you opt out, your contact information is removed from our email list. No permanent record is kept of your contact information.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Mobile Theme

When you view our site on a mobile device, a cookie is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether to view the mobile version of the content.

Subscriptions

We use the following information when you subscribe to our email newsletter: your email address and the ID of the post or comment. We may also collect some basic server data, including your IP address and information about the page you are viewing. The basic server data is used exclusively to prevent abuse and spam. Your active subscription is tracked in a functional cookie, which is maintained by JetPack. The JetPack cookie policy is available here:  https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/#subscriptions

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, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us know how we are doing. Google analytics uses cookies, user identifiers and advertising identifiers. The Data is stored for 14 months before deleting. Read more about Google Analytic’s data retention. For a full look at Google Analytic’s Privacy policy check it out here.

Security

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged-in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect our site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.

To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com.  You can check out their privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

MailerLite– We send your name and email address to MailerLite so we can maintain our email and subscription lists. This helps us to keep you updated on what is happening at Bre’s Design Studio. You can check out their privacy policy here.

Google Analytics– Your IP address and browser user agent string are sent automatically to Google Analytics. This helps us to know how our site is operating, so we can better serve our audience. You can check out their privacy policy here.

AUTOMATTIC.com- We use JetPack, WordPress, and Akismet. These are all AUTOMATTIC.com products. Your IP address and user agent string are automatically sent to JetPack. If you have a WordPress.com login and are logged in to WordPress.com, additional information about your WordPress.com account (like user ID/username) may be transferred to WordPress.com. To detect and block spam, your IP address, user agent, and information we collect to send email (your name and email address) are sent to Akismet. You can check out AUTOMATTIC.com’s privacy policy here.

WordPress.com Stats– Your IP address and information about the page you are viewing are transferred to AUTOMATTIC.com to build statistical reports about how our site is viewed and performs around the world. AUTOMATTIC.com retains your information for 28 days and uses it for the sole purpose of powering this feature. We cannot see your user-specific information. The activities that are tracked are post and page views, videos played, outbound clicks, referring URLs, search terms, and your country. Additionally, JetPack tracks page performance, which is used exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across JetPack sites in order to ensure the JetPack plugin and code are not causing performance issues. WordPress.com is part of AUTOMATTIC.com. You can view their privacy policy here.

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. To request an export, please fill out the contact form, and provide the email address for which you would like an export. We will email the export to that email address.

Your contact information

If you have any questions about our data privacy, please contact us on our contact page.

How we protect your data

The privacy of your data is very important to us. We make every reasonable effort to protect our site and your data from accidental or unlawful access, or loss.

How our site is protected

We use anti-spam plug-ins to guard our site against brute force login attacks, spam, and harmful malware injections, which monitors login activity and blocks fraudulent attempts. To do this, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email login address/username, and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user. A cookie is set for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a captcha to prove that they’re a real human.

How your data is protected

When you subscribe to a newsletter, your information is stored with MailerLite, which is located in the EU and has an information storage security certificate (ISO 27001) as well as a certificate of IT service management (ISO 20000). You can view their privacy policy here.

Third party sites

We include links from third parties in posts and pages. We do not receive any personal information from these third parties, however, their content is added to and is displayed in context with our content. We advise that when you visit a third party site from one of these links, that you review that site’s privacy policy. We include links from third-party sites such as Bluehost, Amazon, and links to other blogs and websites.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Facebook

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Instagram

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Calendly

Calendly is a third-party scheduling system that allows you to be able to schedule an appointment for either a free consultation or for a coaching session. When a purchase is made through Calendly they only store the last 4 digits of your card number. You can read their full privacy policy here.

WooCommerce

WooComerce is a plugin through WordPress to be able to make a transaction. Your information like your name, email, and address are collected to fulfill orders. Your information will not be share, sold, or distributed. As this is a WordPress plugin you can refer to their privacy policy for more information.

PayPal/Stripe

You have the choice to be able to purchase audits through PayPal and or Stripe. Your personal information is not stored on bresdesignstudio.com you can read PayPal’s full privacy policy here and you can read through Stripe’s full privacy policy here.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

From time to time, we may run a marketing campaign, which uses analytics to build an advertising profile. This simply helps to display ads that are of more interest to our readers.

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