kenmcguire.ie is operated as a personal blog. However, such is the nature of blogging and web use in general, there are elements of user engagement and tracking used for visitors to kenmcguire.ie.
Every effort is undertaken to ensure your personal information is safeguarded.
I use Google Analytics primarily to collect non-indentifying data about visits to the blog. I will also know your provided name and email address if you comment publicly on any articles on the blog. There is no hope of this information being passed or sold to third parties.
So, what kind of information is collected?
Personal information is collected for the continued development and running of the website, distribution of newsletters and responding to queries. For the most part, information will be limited to contact details provided by you – namely a name, email address and query. Information submitted through contact forms are encrypted via SSL.
When is personal information collected?
Information is collected if you
- register for a newsletter on kenmcguire.ie
- submit a comment or query regarding any item on kenmcguire.ie
- forward information via email or hard copy
When your personal information is no longer required for the purposes outlined in the above paragraph, all reasonable steps will be undertaken to destroy that information.
Personal Data collected: email address, first name, last name and website.
Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc. This type of service analyzes the traffic of kenmcguire.ie, potentially containing personal data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
Usage of Cookies
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Like millions of other websites, kenmcguire.ie uses Google Analytics to collect data about visitors to the blog.
This information is collected anonymously and all tracking activity falls inside the Google Analytics Terms of Service (TOS).
From Google Analytics I can see
- Where you came from (another website, social network, etc)
- How long you spend on the site
- What kind of device you’re browsing on
- And a lot more besides.
However, I cannot tell who you are, what you look like, or what you had for dinner. Again, the details are anonymous with no personally identifiable data collected.
I use the statistics provided by Google Analytics for purposes like keeping track of the number of visitors to the blog.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
If you have any queries, questions or comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org.