Green Indy is written and run by me, Polly Barks. Feel free to contact me any time with any concerns through email. Our website address is: http://greenindyblog.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

You can visit this site without giving away any personal information, although very general details are collected through Google Analytics for traffic information.

The only time we will store more explicit personal information is when you opt in to the Green Indy newsletter, either on its own or with the download of the Intro to Zero Waste PDF. I use that information to communicate with you about zero waste tips and tricks, upcoming events, and other general information. Again, you’re able to unsubscribe at any time.

GDPR / FTC NOTICE: You can unsubscribe at any time within the emails. If at any time you would like to stop the collection or use of your information by us, you may opt out or unsubscribe by simply using the “UNSUBSCRIBE” link at the bottom of our emails. Keep in mind that unsubscribing or opting out may make it harder for us to communicate important information to you or for you to communicate with us.

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.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form on the ‘Get In Touch’ page, we capture your name, email, IP address, and the contents of your email. We do not use this information for anything other than replying to your inquiries.

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Patreon

In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.

These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.

If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.

Analytics

We use traffic log cookies through Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used on our website(s) and webpage(s). This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to each user’s needs. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. Simple as that. We do not share your data with anyone else.

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.

Contact information

Again, if you have any questions, please contact me (Polly Barks) at polly@greenindyblog.com.

Additional information

Green Indy does use affiliate links for various websites. This simply means that if you purchase something through that site using a Green Indy affiliate link, Green Indy will make a small commission – at no cost to you.

Don’t worry – 50% of the profits earned through affiliate links goes back into maintaining the website as well as covering the costs for in-person workshops and educational events in the community!

What data breach procedures we have in place

Data breaches could happen so please be aware of that – and never share more than your name and email information on Green Indy. All money processing takes place outside of the site on PayPal or Payhip.

If a data breach should occur, we will let you know and what steps we are taking.