Privacy Policy

Who I Am

My website address is: piwenlooi.com

piwenlooi.com follows a Privacy Policy has been established to help clarify how I collect, store, and use the data from your interactions with my website. The Policy has been designed to meet the new standards set forth by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR was implemented on May 25th, 2018 by the European Union (EU).

This Privacy Policy helps clarify your rights as a site visitor, and my obligations as a website owner.

GENERAL DATA COLLECTION PRACTICE

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.

Contact forms

I only collect the data necessary to enhance your site visit experience and complete any tasks you initiate on my site. For example, you may provide your email to me via a message on my contact form which allows me to communicate with you via email reply. I will not share your email address with any third parties except and as if required by law.

Cookies

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, the site 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, cookies will 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.

I am not responsible for the tracking or other behavior of any third party website.

Analytics

To provide better content and service, piwenlooi.com uses Google Analytics to monitor traffic and visitor behavior on my site. Your IP, city, state, operating system, and on-page behavior may be tracked by Google Analytics. If you continue to use my site, you acknowledge acceptance of this monitoring by Google Analytics which is utilized to enhance your on site experience and is looked at it as anonymous data since it is not personally identifiable.

I do not collect any information regarding your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious or philosophical belief, personal lifestyle, criminal convictions or offenses, or any biometric data.

I also do not knowingly collect information from site visitors under the age of 13.

How I May Use Your Personal Data

– To complete an order and maintain a record of sales for my taxes
– For fraud investigation in compliance with the law
– When I need to comply with a law or regulation such as the GDPR
– To enhance your site experience
– To complete contractual obligations with you (like delivering my Newsletter to you after you opt in)

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 our 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 us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I are 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.

Your contact information

This specific information includes personal data you provide when you sign up to receive my site newsletter;
contact me directly via my Contact Form and request information be sent to you;
order my products or services;
contact me directly over the phone, via snail mail, email, or on my website.

Additional information

I may automatically collect Technical Data about your browser, platform, and browsing pattern while you are on my website.

How I protect your data

I have strict security measures in place to protect your information. Your personal data is protected, and used only on a need-to-know basis as required to perform necessary site or other contractual based items.

What data breach procedures I have in place

I have systems in place to notify me immediately of any suspected or confirmed web breach where your personal data may have been exposed. I will notify you via email in the event that I am legally required to do so.

Third-Parties I May Share Information with

I may share personal data with the following types of third parties:
– As part of a business transfer of ownership. In the result of an acquisition or merger of my business by/with another entity, this Privacy Policy will remain in effect unless otherwise stated in an updated Privacy Policy for the web site.
– As required by law

My Data Retention Policy

I will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes I collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

If you make a purchase from my site or enter into a financial transaction with me, I must retain this information for 7 years for tax and legal record keeping purposes.

In some circumstances, you can ask me to delete your data. For example, when you unsubscribe from my Newsletter, you may then contact me and ask me to delete your subscriber information including email and name. Your anonymous aggregate data will remain, as it is not legally protected data.

In the case of desired data deletion, you must specifically contact me and be able to demonstrate reasonable need for deletion that does not conflict with any current law or regulation pertaining to the website and as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

I may use and reuse any anonymous data I collect on my site in perpetuity for the purposes of continuing to improve my website for the enjoyment of my site visitors.

How to Access Your Data with Me

You will not have to pay a fee to access my personal data with me one time. However, additional requests are subject to review and fees. I am not required to comply if the request is illegal, unnecessary, or otherwise protected.

I will request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity before allowing you to access a copy of your sensitive data. I do not provide your private data to inquiring third parties except as required by law.

You may be provided 1 free copy of your basic data as part of your access or deletion request.

I will respond to your initial data request within 1 month. I may need further information from you in order to complete the process.

How to Contact me about my Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or would like to exercise any of your rights, please email me at piwen@piwenlooi.com. Please check back here for future Privacy Policy updates.