Who We Are
The website https://editorgarden.com belongs to The Editor Garden, LLC.
Like most website operators, The Editor Garden, LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Editor Garden, LLC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, The Editor Garden, LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Editor Garden, LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://editorgarden.com blog posts. The Editor Garden, LLC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
We use Google Analytics (https://analytics.google.com), Monster Insights (https://monsterinsights.com), and similar tools to track anonymous usage of this website. You can prevent the collection of your data in Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website. Click here to Opt-out of Google Analytics Tracking.
In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically). A page view event will also be sent to the appropriate Google Analytics account with each additional load.
This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version.
In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user. Failed login attempts are tracked (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human.
Activity log only records activities of a site’s registered users. To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent. Activity tracking includes login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Editor Garden, LLC’s websites choose to interact with The Editor Garden, LLC in ways that require The Editor Garden, LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Editor Garden, LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on posts at https://editorgarden.com to provide a username and email address, and we ask users who complete our contact form to provide a name, email address, and project information so we can provide information about our services.
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.
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.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, including use of an SSL connection, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Editor Garden, LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Editor Garden, LLC’s behalf or to provide services available at The Editor Garden, LLC’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Editor Garden, LLC’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Editor Garden, LLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Editor Garden, LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Editor Garden, LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Editor Garden, LLC, third parties or the public at large. We use Ninja Forms (https://ninjaforms.com) for our contact form and MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com) for our newsletter distribution and email collection.
If you are a registered user of https://editorgarden.com and have supplied your email address, or if you have opted-in through our contact form, The Editor Garden, LLC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Editor Garden, LLC and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Editor Garden, LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
The Editor Garden, LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. The Editor Garden, LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Editor Garden, LLC does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, The Editor Garden, LLC uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
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.
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.
Those who engage in transactions with The Editor Garden, LLC – by purchasing The Editor Garden, LLC’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Editor Garden, LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Editor Garden, LLC. The Editor Garden, LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
How 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. For users who contact us through our contact form, we store the personal information provided in order to respond to the request and/or provide a quote for services. Owners, contractors, and affiliated organizations may see this information only if they (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Editor Garden, LLC’s behalf or to provide services available at The Editor Garden, LLC’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
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.