Privacy Policy

My Home in Portugal takes data privacy seriously. This privacy policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use Personal Information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

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

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

About Us

My Home in Portugal is a personal blog about life in Portugal, which is written and edited by Laura Bailey.

Information We Collect

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, My Home in Portugal collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. My Home in Portugal’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how My Home in Portugal’s visitors use its website. From time to time, My Home in Portugal may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

My Home in Portugal also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. My Home in Portugal only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the My Home in Portugal website choose to interact with My Home in Portugal in ways that require My Home in Portugal to gather personally-identifying information, such as through leaving a comment on a blog post. The amount and type of information that My Home in Portugal gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide their name, email address, and website. Those who wish to receive My Home in Portugal updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, My Home in Portugal collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with My Home in Portugal.

When a user makes a comment, 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

My Home in Portugal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on My Home in Portugal’s behalf or to provide services available at My Home in Portugal’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using My Home in Portugal’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. My Home in Portugal will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, My Home in Portugal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when My Home in Portugal believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of My Home in Portugal, third parties or the public at large.

If you have subscribed to the My Home in Portugal mailing list and have supplied your email address, My Home in Portugal may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new blog posts, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with My Home in Portugal. If you send us an email, we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. My Home in Portugal takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies & Web Beacons

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. My Home in Portugal uses cookies to help My Home in Portugal identify and track visitors, their usage of My Home in Portugal website, and their website access preferences. My Home in Portugal visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using My Home in Portugal’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of My Home in Portugal’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.

My Home in Portugal does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. 

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on My Home in Portugal.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to My Home in Portugal 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 – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on My Home in Portugal 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.

My Home in Portugal 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. My Home in Portugal‘s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browser’s respective websites.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by My Home in Portugal and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Log Files 

Like many other Web sites, My Home in Portugal makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. 

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

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