Privacy Policy

Who we are

My name is Inés Cuesta Ureña and I am the person responsible for ConvoSpanish.

Our website address is: https://convospanish.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect various types of information for different reasons to provide and improve our Site and provide services to you.

This website uses WordPress as its software, and several plugins, which are software components that adds a specific feature to our website.

WordPress and the plugins installed in this website collect the following personal data:

Comments

WordPress

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: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Clean Talk Anti-Spam

The CleanTalk Anti-Spam receives and processes the following personal data if they exist after a comment submission: IP address, e-mail, text and values of each filled form field.

Media

If you upload images to the 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.

Contact forms

Ninja Forms

We request the following information: name and email address.

CleanTalk Anti-Spam

The CleanTalk Anti-Spam receives and processes the following personal data if they exist after a contact form submission: IP address, e-mail, text and values of each filled form field.

We use contact form submissions for just customer service purposes, and never for marketing purposes.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ConvoSpanish uses cookies to collect data: to help ConvoSpanish identify and track visitors, their usage of ConvoSpanish’s website, and their website access preferences.

WordPress

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.

If you edit or publish an article, 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.

CleanTalk AntiSpam

CleanTalk can use cookies to manage access to the website by the CleanTalk SpamFireWall Function, to secure and to protect this website from spam. The following cookies are used:

  • apbct_cookies_test: Сookie to validate other cookies, so they can’t be spoofed.
  • apbct_*: Group of cookies which are set from backend and contain information about current user.
  • ct_*: Group of cookies used for storing dynamic variables from browser.
  • ct_sfw_*: Group of cookies used for our SpamFireWall technology.

JetPack

Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription. The following functionality cookies are used:

  • _longreads_prod_new: Authentication for Longreads.com Member accounts. Only active when logged in, on *.longreads.com domains.
  • akm_mobile: Stores whether a user has chosen to view the mobile version of a website.
  • botdlang: Used to track the language a user has selected to view popular blogs in.
  • landingpage_currency: Defines the currency displayed in WordPress.com landing pages.
  • pd_dashboard: Records last used folder in Polldaddy dashboard so it can be reopened upon user’s next visit.
  • PD_USER_AUTH: Login cookie used to identify Polldaddy user.
  • wordpress_logged_in*: Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.
  • wp-settings-{user_id}: Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.
  • wp_sharing_{id}: Tracks whether or not a user has already performed an action.

MailChimp

MailChimp stores a cookie in the visitor’s browser so they don’t get the popup sign up form more than once. To learn how MailChimp uses cokies visit: How MailChimp Uses Cookies.

Smush

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Wordfence

Wordfence is a security plugin that sets three cookies:

  • wfwaf-authcookie-(hash)

What it does: This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.

Who gets this cookie: This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress.

How this cookie helps: This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.

  • wf_loginalerted_(hash)

What it does: This cookie is used to notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location.

Who gets this cookie: This is only set for administrators.

How this cookie helps: This cookie helps site owners know whether there has been an admin login from a new device or location.

  • wfCBLBypass

What it does: Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking.

Who gets this cookie: When a hidden URL defined by the site admin is visited, this cookie is set to verify the user can access the site from a country restricted through country blocking. This will be set for anyone who knows the URL that allows bypass of standard country blocking. This cookie is not set for anyone who does not know the hidden URL to bypass country blocking.

How this cookie helps: This cookie gives site owners a way to allow certain users from blocked countries, even though their country has been blocked.

Google

ConvoSpanish’s website uses Google Analytics that collects and processes data (time of visit, pages visited, and time spent a page; type of web browser; demographics and interest reporting, etc). To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data go to: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”.

DOUBLECLICK DART COOKIE

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on ConvoSpanish’s website.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to ConvoSpanish’s website and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on ConvoSpanish’s website send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

ConvoSpanish’s website has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. ConvoSpanish’s website privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

ConvoSpanish visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ConvoSpanish’s website, with the drawback that certain features of ConvoSpanish’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.

Subscriptions

JetPack Plugin

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Mailchimp for WP

When you subscribe to our newsletters, the following information is used: name and email address. This information is only used for email marketing.

CleanTalk Anti-Spam

The CleanTalk Anti-Spam receives and processes the following personal data if they exist when after a subscription submission: IP address, e-mail, text and values of each filled form field.

Analytics

Google Analytics is used by convospanish.com to track and report website traffic. If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.

Transactional Data

WP Simple PayPal Shopping Cart

When making a purchase in the website, the following information is used: name, last name and email address.

Who we share your data with and where we send your data

Some tools we use to manage your data are contracted by third parties.

In order to provide services that are strictly necessary for the development of convospanish.com data is shared with the following providers under their own privacy conditions:

Google Analytics: an analytical service by Google, Inc., with headquarters in The United States of America. Google Analytics uses cookies to help convospanish.com analyze the traffic to its website. The information that the cookie generates will be sent and filed at the services in The United States of America. For more information about what data is shared with Google when you visit websites that use their advertising, analytics and social products visit: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”. For information about how data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards visit: We are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws.

Google Adsense: our website is associated with Google to show third party advertisements to the users who visit our website. Because we collaborate with Google, cookies are used to show you ads related with your recent search and more relevant ads. For more information about what data is shared with Google when you visit websites that use their advertising, analytics and social products visit: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”. For information about how data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards visit: We are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws.

Hosting: SiteGround Inc., with headquarters in The United States of America. SiteGround Inc., S.L. uses the data in order to conduct its hosting services to ConvoSpanish. For more information visit: SiteGround Privacy Policy. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through Standard Contractual Clauses. More information at: SiteGround Data Processing Agreement.

Web Platform: Automattic Inc., with headquarters in The United States of America. Automattic Inc. uses the data in order to conduct its platform web services to ConvoSpanish. For more information about how Automattic processes information about the visitors of their users’ websites, visit: Privacy Notice for Visitors to Our Users’ Sites.

Email marketing: Mailchimp, with headquarters in The United States of America. Mailchimp uses the data in order to conduct their email marketing services to ConvoSpanish. For more information about what, how, and why the information they collect, visit: MailChimp Privacy Policy. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through Privacy Shield Framework. More information at: MailChimp Privacy Policy.

Payment Processor: PayPal Holdings, Inc., with headquarters in The United States of America. PayPal Holdings, Inc. uses the data in order to conduct its transaction services to ConvoSpanish. For more information about what, how, and why of the information they collect, visit: PayPal Privacy Policy.

Cloud-based services: Dropbox, Inc. with headquarters in The United States of America. Dropbox, Inc. uses data in order to offer cloud storage of ConvoSpanish’s website backups. For more information about how they collect, use and handle the information when you use their websites, software and services, visit: Dropbox Privacy Policy. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework certification. You can find Dropbox’s Privacy Shield certification at: Dropbox’s Privacy Shield certification.

Event scheduling tool: Calendly, with headquarters in The United States of America. Calendly uses data in order to conduct its events scheduling services to ConvoSpanish. For more information about how they collect, use, and disclose information that they obtain about users of their websites, services, plug-ins, software or other Downloadable Tools visit: Calendly Privacy Policy. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through a Standard Contractual Clauses. For more information visit: Calendly LLC GDPR Data Processing Addendum.

Spam detection service: CleanTalk Inc, with headquarters in The United States of America. CleanTalk Inc. uses data in order to conduct its cloud Anti-Spam Service to protect ConvoSpanish’s website from spam and spam bots. For information about how they use personal information visit: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework certification. For more information visit: https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy.

Affiliate partner: eBay Inc., with headquarters in The United States of America. eBay Inc. uses data in order to conduct its affiliation services to ConvoSpanish. For more information about how the collect and use personal data visit: Privacy Notice and Our Principles. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through Binding Corporate Rules. Fore more information go to: Our Commitment.

Security website service: Wordfence, which is incorporated as Defiant Inc., a Delaware company, with headquarters in The United States of America. Defiant uses data in order to conduct its security service to ConvoSpanish. For information about how they collect, use, store, process, and share information visit: Defiant Privacy Policy. Data is safeguarded to be complied with European data protection standards through both, their Data Processing Agreement and their Standard Contractual Clauses, which are signed by the Defiant customer to establish the respective responsibilities between the Defiant customer (as the data controller) and Defiant itself (as the data processor).  Find here the documents: https://wp.me/P97g27-1lV

How long we retain your data

Data is retained indefinitely unless otherwise specified or you request we erase it.

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 are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the following data protection rights:

  • Right to access.
  • Right to rectification.
  • Right to erasure.
  • Right of restriction.
  • Right to data portability.
  • Right to object.

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.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: ines.cu@convospanish.com
  • By mail: PO Box 460052, Denver, CO 80246