Ever wondered how a site you visit knows that you were just shopping for those awesome running shoes? It’s called cookies and just about every site uses them. They don’t know you personally, but it’s used to theoretically make your experience better :).
Information a Visitor Provides to a Site
The primarily happens when visitors type into a text field on a Site, like a comment field or a sign-up form.
Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information to a Site:
- Email Sign Up Information: When a visitor signs up to receive the RTTF newsletter.
- Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on a Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
- Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or other type of survey for a giveaway that data is collected via the third party app.
- Order and Shipment Information: If a visitor orders something (hooray!) from a Site using our store and ecommerce features available through WordPress.com or Jetpack (including WooCommerce Services), we may collect information to process that order, such as billing information, and an address for shipping the package along to the recipient and calculating applicable taxes.
- Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other information that a visitor enters on the Site–such as a contact form submission, or a search query.
Information We Automatically Collect from the Site
We also automatically collect some information about visitors to the site through our ad partners and Google Analytics. We’ve listed examples below:
- Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer and Etcetera: We collect the information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
- Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. Google collects and uses this information to, for example, tally for our Users how many people visit their Sites from certain geographic regions.
How We Use Visitor Information
We use information about Site visitors in order to provide our services to our readers to manage available products, respond to comments, remove spam comments and collect information through polls, quizzes and other surveys.
I do not share any personal data from email addresses to site information, beyond general Google Analytics of total site visitor summary data.
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