Privacy Policy

This document defines the Privacy Policy of Mountain Villa blog. The Privacy Policy contains information about the purpose of this blog, personal data collection, as well as your rights and purpose of collecting and processing your data. Terms used in this Privacy Policy:

  1. “Blog” – this blog, Mountain Villa, at mntvilla.com.
  2. “GDPR” – European Union Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27th of April 2016, repealing Directive 95/46/EC.
  3. “Social media” – websites with social networking as purpose, such as Facebook, VK, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, where we may have official profiles.

Blog control

Our website address is: http://www.mntvilla.com. The blog name is Mountain Villa. Mntvilla.com is also in use.

Persons running the blog

This blog is currently ran by a single person. You will identify him by ‘Cryostratos’ nickname. This blog is ran by a private person, not a company.

Host and laws

The author lives in the European Union. Blog servers are located in the European Union. This means that the blog operates under the GDPR and will strive to maximum extent to follow its spirit. For this reason, even if you are a person from outside the European Union, for example, from the United States or the United Kingdom, we will apply Europe’s world leading standards in regards to your privacy, granting you the same rights and privileges as if you were an EU citizen, to the extent possible.

Website purpose

This is a private, personal blog with its purpose being sharing thoughts, advice and pictures, referring news and information, among others.

The purpose of this blog is not commercial. Its goal is defined as publishing for attention of persons interested in its subjects as well as personal storage of text and media, in a public way. It can support the general public by submitting useful personally owned media under licenses that permit their further usage.

Target audience

The target audience of this blog are English-speaking persons of all age and sex, whether English is their native language or they use it as a foreign language. The three primary target regions are the European Union, the United Kingdom, and in North America the United States and Canada.

Donations and advertising

The blog may allow donations. Their primary purpose is the support of basic functions of the blog, such as coving the annual fees for the domain and host server, and beyond that priority, they are treated as general support for the author as expression of appreciation of his time. Those remain entirely optional for any person visiting the blog. Access to content of the website is irrelevant in regards to any donations or payments. While advertising might be used in the future, its goal is views-gathering and audience-gathering for personal satisfaction, not the accumulation of donations.

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 use Everest Forms plugin to WordPress blogging software in order to build forms, and Ultimate Member plugin in order to secure the registration, login, logout, user page and other sensitive data processes and data handling.

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 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses WordPress plugins, such as Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights, which connect to Google Analytics. With that, we use the service of Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc. (at address 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America). This is used for website traffic analysis, which provides us with valuable information of how our blog is used by people that access it.

Transmission of data outside the European Union

Data may be transmitter outside the European Union, to a country where the level of protection is not as strict as in the European Union. This would mostly by the United States, where the EU–US Privacy Shield applies, due to analytical software, the blog theme and plugins used, which are listed further in the Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you agree to such terms.

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.

You retain all rights as per the GDPR. You can submit a request by sending an e-mail to gdpr@mntview.com, or by using the form on your profile. There you can also remove your data, or gain access to it.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, such as Akismet Anti-Spam. Other plugins are also used on this blog. The list:

  1. Akismet anti-spam: https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/
  2. Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA: https://dfactory.eu/products/cookie-notice/
  3. Everest Forms: https://wpeverest.com/wordpress-plugins/everest-forms/
  4. GiveWP – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform: https://givewp.com/
  5. Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights: https://www.monsterinsights.com/?utm_source=liteplugin&utm_medium=pluginheader&utm_campaign=pluginurl&utm_content=7%2E0%2E0
  6. WordPress Gallery Plugin: NextGEN Gallery: https://www.imagely.com/wordpress-gallery-plugin/
  7. Smush: Compress, Optimize and Lazy Load Images: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/
  8. Ultimate Member: User Profile & Membership Plugin: https://ultimatemember.com/
  9. WP AutoTerms: https://www.wpautoterms.com/
  10. WP Post Author: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-post-author/
  11. WP Statistics: https://wp-statistics.com/
  12. WP User Avatar: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-user-avatar/
  13. Newsletter: https://www.thenewsletterplugin.com/

Apart from that, NewsQuare theme (https://afthemes.com/) is used.

Your contact information

Please use gdpr@mntvilla.com for data protection inquiries.
Please use info@mntvilla.com for general inquires.

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of data breach, hosts of the server on which the blog is installed will be notified as soon as possible in order to engage their data breach procedures. They are a professional company with years of experience in the business. Appropriate measures will be taken on the blog in order to prevent the incident from escalation. When we learn about data breach, you will be informed about it by us through e-mail that you provided us with.

What third parties we receive data from

None, at the moment.

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

None, at the moment.