Who we are
I am Otollo Oduor Collins. My passion for blogging has led me to create this website as a platform to share my thoughts and experiences with my audience.
As a privacy-conscious individual, I understand the importance of protecting personal information and will always strive to handle it responsibly.
I value and appreciate the thoughts and opinions of my audience. All comments on my website will be reviewed for appropriateness before posting. I reserve the right to remove any comments that violate my community guidelines.
I understand that some individuals may prefer to remain anonymous when leaving comments. To accommodate this, I allow users to post comments under a pseudonym instead of their real name.
However, I do require a valid email address for all comments to prevent spam and ensure accountability. Rest assured that any personal information collected will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared or used for other purposes.
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit my website. They are used to remember your preferences, such as login information, and to understand how you interact with my website. This information helps me improve my website’s content and functionality for my visitors.
- Keeping you logged in to my website
- Remembering your preferences, such as language and font size
- Analyzing how you use my website so that I can improve it
- Showing you relevant content and personalized advertising
- Measuring the effectiveness of my marketing campaigns
I also use third-party services such as Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel to collect data about how you use my website. These services use their own cookies and may also use web beacons and other technologies to collect data about your use of my website. I use this data to understand how my website is being used and to improve it for my visitors.
Embedded content from other websites
Embedded content refers to media or other content, such as videos, images, or social media posts, that is displayed on my website from a third-party website. This content is embedded into my website using a code provided by the third-party website.
Please note that I have no control over the privacy practices of the third-party websites that provide embedded content for my website. You should review the privacy policies of these third-party websites to understand how they collect, use, and protect your personal information.
Furthermore, I can not be held liable for any data collection or usage by those third-party websites. While I take care to embed content from trustworthy sources, you are encouraged to review their policies and practices.
Who do I share your data with
I will only share your data with third parties in certain specific situations, such as:
- When required by law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order
- To comply with legal or regulatory requirements
- To protect my legal rights and the rights of my visitors and others
Generally, I do not share personal information such as your email address, phone number, or location with third parties unless I have your explicit consent or as described in this policy.
However, please note that some of the services I use on my website may require me to share certain information with third-party providers to operate, such as my web host, payment processors, and analytics providers.
For example, if you purchase a product or service on my website, your name and contact information may be shared with a payment processor to process your transaction. It’s important to note that the payment processors I use comply with the highest industry standards for security and data protection.
How long I retain your data
The length of time I retain personal information collected through my website depends on the type of information and the purpose for which it was collected. In general, I retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by law.
For example, if you leave a comment on my website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that I can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Suppose you purchase a product or service on my website. In that case, I will retain your personal information, such as your name and contact information, for as long as necessary to complete the transaction, provide customer support, and comply with my legal obligations, such as tax and accounting regulations.
For analytics and other data used to understand and improve the performance of my website, I retain the data for a period of time deemed appropriate for analysis but no longer than necessary. I review and update the retention period of this type of data regularly.
When it comes to personal data like location, IP, browser information, etc. I use it only for session management, and the time we keep it is short. It’s deleted automatically when the session is closed.
I also have a secure data archiving process that ensures that all personal information no longer required is securely deleted or anonymized.
Please note that even though I delete or anonymize your data, it may still be possible for some residual data to remain on my backups or archives, but it will not be accessible or used.
What rights do you have over your data?
I respect the rights of my website visitors with regard to their personal data, and that includes providing transparency and control over the personal information collected through my website.
Under certain circumstances, you have the following rights regarding your personal information:
- The right to access: You have the right to request copies of your personal information that I hold.
- The right to rectification: You have the right to request that I correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
- The right to erasure: In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that I delete your personal information.
- The right to restrict processing: In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability: In certain circumstances, you have the right to receive the personal information you provided to me in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller.
- The right to object: In certain circumstances, you can object to processing your personal information.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with me. I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity and ensure your right to access or change your personal information. I will try to respond to all requests within a reasonable time frame.
Please note that in some cases, I may not be able to fully comply with your request, such as when it would impact the rights and freedoms of others or when I am legally required to keep your information. In such cases, I will let you know the reasons why.
Where your data is sent
The personal information collected through my website may be transferred, stored, and processed in countries other than yours. This may occur if my website hosting, data storage, or other service providers are located in other countries.
For example, if you leave a comment on my website, your name, email address, and IP address may be sent to my website hosting provider located in Kenya to store the information on their servers.
In addition, I will ensure that any third-party service providers I use to process or store personal information on my behalf comply with industry standards and have appropriate security measures in place.
Please note that the data protection laws of the countries where your personal information may be transferred may not be as comprehensive as those in your country.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about where your personal information may be transferred, stored, or processed. I’m always here to answer your questions and hear your feedback.