Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The website address is: respects your privacy and wants to maintain the trust and confidence of all visitors, like you, to this website.


Effective: May 25, 2018
So you have all the ins and out, here’s our privacy policy to read.  This gives you a better idea of why and how particular data – like some of the personal information you provide – is used, the reasons why it may be disclosed to others and how it’s secured. doesn’t collect personal information about individuals – so names, e-mail or home addresses – unless visitors agree with how it will be used and therefore provide it knowingly to, for example, to sign up to blog posts or leave a comment.  Just so you know, you can easily access and browse without disclosing any of your personal data.


What information is collected and why it’s collected? does not sell, rent or trade email lists and other data with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We seriously don’t have time for that.  We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns, and administer the site. Just so you know, IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.  We only collect personal data that has been volunteered by you through while using our services.   We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.  In order to respect your privacy, does not store information collected about your visit for use other than to analyse content performance through the use of cookies.  You can turn off cookies at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.

In order to respect your privacy, does not share personal information with third-parties.  In a nutshell, to help provide a good overall user experience, the data you provide, such as your name(s) and email address, is collected

and is used:

  • for necessary personalisation of content, business information or to aid the user experience
  • to help with account set up and administration
  • to deliver any marketing or other communication to you
  • for carrying out polls and surveys to get your opinion and/or to help enhance the service

This type of data is needed:

  • in order to operate and maintain;
  • to improve your experience on;
  • so we can respond to your comments or provide you with user support;
  • for us to communicate with about services, surveys, or promotions, and/or provide news and that may be of interest to you;
  • to monitor and analyse usage and activities by visitors that take place on, is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without permission.



When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection are collected.

An anonymised 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:   After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to this 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.



Data from submission forms will be kept for a certain period of time for customer service purposes.  In order to help remove unwanted comments, this site uses Akismet to help reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Mailing lists

If you subscribed to receive blog post updates as part of the registration process,  then the personal information provided is collected.  The information is used for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked to be told about; to contact you if there’s a need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. uses third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver any blog update information with you.  Statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies are gathered to help monitor and improve the communication with you i.e. blog updates via email e-newsletter. If you’re still unsure, check out MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time – all you have to do is click the unsubscribe link right at the bottom of any of emails sent or you can email [email protected].

Contact forms

When you use the contact form, you are asked if you consent to us receiving the details you provide – for example via the contact form. If you’re happy you will be asked to tick the consent box before submitting. We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes. The information is not used for marketing purposes unless you state that you want to receive our content and updates.

Cookies uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences and to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits. They help personalise or customise the web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information the visitor sends via their browser.

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies.  These are for convenience so you don’t have to fill in your details each time you leave a comment. These cookies will last for one year.  If you have an account and you log into this site, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies will be set up to help 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.

There may be a time when you may publish an article on – if you become a guest blogger for example. If you do, 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.

If you’re not sure, you can disable cookies through your individual browser options. You can find detailed information about cookie management with specific What’s a web browser can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Online privacy policy only is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without permission.  This privacy policy applies only to our online activities. It’s valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there.


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 and embed additional third-party tracking. It may also monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This may include tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Third party use of cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements on riavistas.comare served by third-parties. These applications can include advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone, or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies. They do this to collect information about you when you use The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information. This may include personal information, your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioural) advertising or other targeted content.

Google Analytics – this service helps tracks website usage at It provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address provided by you for purposes of delivering such communications. If you need more information, refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.


How long we retain your data

When you visit, 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 this website, the personal information they provide in their user profile will be stored.  All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). We may have website administrators and they can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account or made comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data about you. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data that has to be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes. if you’d like to do any of the above, please email [email protected].


Where we send your data

Visitor’s comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  This site uses Akismet to help reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. The type of information checked for may include the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL. It may include other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself.


How do we secure your data

To help secure your data we use standard security protocols. uses software programs to monitor and identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information. It identifies any system performance or other problem areas.



By using this website, you give consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms. There may be times when we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy.  If we do make any changes to the policy, they will be posted here.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to drop an email to [email protected].


Privacy policy