Who we are

Our website address is https://askmegs.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Ask Megs collects personal information that is voluntarily supplied by visitors to this site who register for and use services that require such information. We collect personal data so that we can best serve our clients who rely on our coaching and advice services.

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

Ask Megs does collect personal information that is voluntarily supplied by visitors to this site who register for and use services that require such information. This includes:

  1. Submitting a question via our AskMegs.com Questionnaire
  2. Submitting information via our Contact Form

Cookies

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.

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.

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

Ask Megs does collect tracking information that is automatically collected as visitors navigate through this site. Additionally, this site automatically recognizes and records certain non-personal information, including the name of the domain and host.

Who we share your data with

Ask Megs does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may provide aggregated statistical data to reputable third-party agencies, but this data will include no personally identifying information. We may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to:

  1. Comply with the law.
  2. Enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements.
  3. Protect the rights, property or safety of Ask Megs, our users, or others.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information:

Ask Megs collects contact information that is voluntarily supplied by visitors to this site who register for and use services that require such information. We collect personal data so that we can best serve our clients who rely on our coaching and advice services.