Privacy Policy

At thewirelesslife.com, I recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information I receive and collect when you use and visit thewirelesslife.com, and how I safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.

Who I am:

My website address is: www.thewirelesslife.com.  This site is owned and operated by Chris Verhoeven, a personal blogger from the Netherlands.  I can be reached at privacy@thewirelesslife.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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

I do not collect your email address from the comments form for use in any email list, such as a newsletter or marketing email list.  I also never sell email addresses to third parties.

Media

In general, users are not able to upload images or other media files to this website.  However, if you do 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

When you fill out a contact form on Thewirelesslife.com I only collect the information you enter into the contact form.  If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to me via email.  I only retain that information—including your email address—for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting me.

Email addresses provided in contact forms are not ever used by Thewirelesslife.com for any purpose other than to reply to you in regards to your reason for contacting me.  I never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.

Log Files

As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit my site (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited my site and which pages you visited throughout my site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

I use third party advertisements on Thewirelesslife.com to support my site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit my site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off my cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

In addition, 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, I 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, I 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

As you use this Website, I use automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use this website, and any communications between your computer and this site. Among other things, I will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

I collect this data for statistical purposes and I don’t collect personal information. The purpose of this data is to improve my Website and offerings.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.  For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy here.

Who I share your data with:

I don’t sell or share your data with anyone.  I do use a 3rd party email provider to store your email address if you voluntarily signed up for my email newsletter.

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.

For users that register on my website (if any), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I 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 automated spam detection service.

My contact information:

For questions regarding your data and how I use it, you can reach me at privacy@thewirelesslife.com.  You can also email me here if you would like an extract of all of your personal information stored on this website or to request that I delete all of your information stored on my website.

Additional information:

How I protect your data

Thewirelesslife.com uses secure third-party software such as PayPal for all financial transactions.  No financial data is collected or stored by TheWirelessLife.com.

I also use Secured Socket Layers (SSL) certificates to provide you with a secured connection to this site. This means that if you fill in any information, nobody will have access to the information you fill out on this site.