Who we are
Our website address is: https://livelovemaria.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
We use MailChimp for our email list subscriptions. When subscribing you will be asked for specific permissions to contact you.
MailChimp has annually certified their agreement to EU/US and Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks since 2007.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), please note that we have also signed a Data Processing Addendum (DPA) with MailChimp.
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.
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.
We use Google Analytics for analytics purposes.
Who we share your data with
Data is currently only shared with our analytics provider as mentioned in the Analytics section, as well as our mailing list management tool as listed under the Contact Forms section.
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.
Data send to MailChimp will be kept indefinitely until you unsubscribe from our mailing list or request data to be removed.
Data used within Google Analytics will be kept for 26 months or until requested to be removed.
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.
Our web hosting service, 1and1, is a German company adheres the European data protection standards.
See also section “Who we share data with”.
Your contact information
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Maria Gehrke, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at live.love.maria [at] gmail.com.
Alternately, you may mail me at:
8215 N 54th Street
Brown Deer, WI, 53223