Our website address is: https://megnicholas.com.
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.
If you fill in a contact form, the details you enter will be sent to the recipient email box so that they can reply to your email.
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 visit our login page, 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.
We maintain the security of this website by using cookies to help detect spam bots. These cookies are necessary for the safe function of this website. No identifying data is stored.
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.
We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic to this site and to monitor traffic from subscription emails. Google Analytics collects information that includes your IP address, browser type and pages visited on this site, by placing a tracking cookie in your web browser. It does not collect names, emails or any physical addresses. This data is used solely for the purposes of monitoring traffic to megnicholas.com. All data is kept for 26 months before being automatically deleted.
This website uses Facebook Pixel to retarget visitors and optimize our Facebook ads for the most relevant of visitors. We may also collect emails to create custom and lookalike audiences for our Facebook ads. To control your Facebook ads settings see here.
It is important to note that we do not have access to this information as it is controlled by Facebook. See Facebook’s Policies for more details on how they use the information.
You may opt-out of behavioural advertising with Facebook Pixel here.
This website uses Pinterest Tag to track your actions on this website. Such as clicks and opting in for email subscriptions. This tag is used for the purposes of promotional retargeting via Pinterest ads.
The information collected is processed by Pinterest. We do not have direct access to this information. You can read more here on how Pinterest handles this data.
You may opt-out of behavioural advertising with the Pinterest Tag here.
On the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
Other than the Google Analytics, Facebook and Pinterest properties mentioned above, we do not share your data with any other third parties.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
Information sent to us through our contact form is stored indefinitely.
Google Analytics trackers are automatically deleted after 26 months.
Facebook Pixel data is held for six months.
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.
Data is stored at our web-hosting provider in a highly secure facility. Website backups are stored on a BitLocker encrypted hard disk.