privacy policy

Our privacy policy

This page informs you of our privacy policy.

The privacy policy regards the collection, use and disclosure of any personal information we receive from users of our site.

Who we are

Aspiring Digital (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://aspiringdigital.co.nz (our “website” or “site”).

Information collection and use

We use Personal Information to improve your experience of the website. It also helps to make sure you receive relevant information from us. By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

As you use our website, we may ask you to provide personal information. This can be used to contact or identify you. It may also be used to provide you with content you request from us. This information may include but is not limited to, your full name and email address.

If you have asked us to contact you, we may ask for more information. This may include your company name, website address and phone number. This ensures we can honour your request in the most relevant way possible.

We may also ask you to describe your role and duties. We use your answers to help us make content that is relevant to you.

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.

Third parties

Plugin: Smush

Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Plugin: Hummingbird

Hummingbird uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website (“Log Data”).

Log Data may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. It may also include browser type and version of the site pages that you visit. This could also include the time and date of your visit and other statistics.

We use Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyse data. We may also use third-party services, such as marketing automation platform tracking code.

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.

Emails

We may use your Personal Information to send you marketing emails. These will be related (but not limited) to content and service offers. The emails may also be event updates, industry news.

By downloading, or registering for, an offer on our website, you agree to receive emails from us. You can, however, unsubscribe from these at any time by using the “Unsubscribe” link in our emails.

Cookies

Like many sites, we use cookies.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data. These may include an anonymous unique identifier. Your browser sends these cookies from the website. They are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

You may set your browser to refuse all cookies. You can also set your browser to indicate the browser is sending cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

Account Users:

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. It 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. Should you choose to 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, additional cookies may 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.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security

The security of your data is important to us. We attempt to use commercially acceptable means to protect it. We cannot guarantee absolute security. No method of communication over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will notify you. We will also notify any relevant authorities.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but 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, and the comment itself).

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 1 August 2018. It will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future. These changes will take effect the moment they are posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update our Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you. We will do this via the email address you have provided us, or by placing a notice on our website.

Continued use of the Site following any changes to the Privacy Policy acts as acceptance of the changes. It also signals your consent to abide by and respect the modified Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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