Privacy Policy


Last updated: 14 July 2019

1. Who we are?

The Lifestyle Democracy website is registered on the domain www.lifestyledemocracy.org (the “site”), which is managed by Diemocracy OÜ (“our company”, “we”, “our”).

Our company holds the company registration number 14751141, it is located on Kiriku tn 6, Tallinn, 10130, Republic of Estonia, and you can contact us at the following e-mail address: .

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users (“you”, “users”) of the site.

2. What data do we collect?

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“personal information”) such as:

  • your name,
  • your email address,
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address

We try to limit the personally identifiable information we collect from you to the minimum required to get in touch with you or analyze where you are located and how you use the site to make it more intuitive.

3. How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the personal information we collect. In summary, you provide us information when you:

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.
  • Voluntarily agree with our privacy policy to enable sharing your anonymized IP address for analytics purposes.
  • Voluntarily sign up for the newsletter form, use the contact form, email us, comment on the blog posts, subscribe to support us through crowdfunding or membership platforms.

4. How we use your data?

We do not sell your personal information or use it for marketing purposes.

We use several third-party services to operate the site that collect personal information based on your consent. Here we explain in more detail how we collect your data:

Analytics

Services used: Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Uncode

When you access our website, you will be asked by a privacy consent manager where you can manage your “Privacy Preferences” for analytics purposes. For website analytics we use Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics services.

You will have to opt-in via our privacy plugin to provide us with “Personal Info” for analytics purposes. If you opt-in, you will be giving us an anonymized IP address. The consent manager service is provided by Uncode.

We will not know your exact location based on your anonymized IP, nor do we need to or want to, but we will know your location at the city or neighborhood level. We want to know your location more broadly to understand where users are coming from and create content that suits these audiences better. You can learn more about IP anonymization in Google Analytics.

We will retain and evaluate information on your recent visits to our site and how you move around different sections of our site to understand how people use our site so that we can make it more intuitive.

For more information, please refer to Google Tag Manager Terms of Service and Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Web Fonts

Services used: Google Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser must establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our site was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at Google Fonts and in Google’s privacy policy.

Contact Form

Services used: Contact Form 7 Plugin, Gmail, Google Drive

When you want to get in touch with us, you do so by using the contact form in the “Get in Touch” page. We require your name and email to get in touch with you. We use the Contact Form 7 plugin for communication. You can read more about Contact Form 7 plugin.

When you use the form, we receive the email at . We use Google’s email services to communicate with you.

We store the information (name, email, subject, services you are interested in and your message) that you provide through the contact form on our Google Drive to better understand what types of services the users are interested in and to get in touch with you about the requested service. We do not share this information with other third parties. Further information about handling user data on Google’s servers can be found in Google’s privacy policy.

Comments

Services used: Contact Form 7 Plugin, Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin, Gmail, Google Drive

When users leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and 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. Read more about the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

We use the services of Akismet to protect our site from spammers and provide you with a safe experience. You can learn more about Akismet’s Privacy Policy here. We collect information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the user sets up Akismet for the site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Embedded content from other websites

Services used: Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Patreon

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Facebook

Our site uses links to our company’s Facebook page. Facebook services are operated by Facebook, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States of America.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Facebook link, a connection to the Facebook servers is established. Here the Facebook server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your Facebook account, Facebook allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Facebook account.

Facebook is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

For more information about how Facebook handles your data, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy.

YouTube

Our site uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube.

Twitter

Our site uses links to our company’s Twitter’s page. Twitter services are operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Twitter link, a connection to the Twitter servers is established. Here the Twitter server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your Twitter account, Twitter allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Twitter account.

Twitter is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

For more information about how Twitter handles your data, please refer to Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

Patreon

We indirectly collect personal information (name, email) from you if you become a subscriber through our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/lifestyledemocracy).

Patreon services are managed by Patreon Inc., 395 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States of America. For more information about how Patreon handles your data, please refer to Patreon’s Privacy Policy.

Newsletter

Services used: MailChimp

We offer a newsletter service via MailChimp for your convenience. If you sign-up for the newsletter via our website you agree that your personal information will be processed in accordance with MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

5. Who we share your data with?

Nobody, except for the third parties described in the section “How we use your data?” for the purposes described above (communication and analytics).

6. Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of July 14, 2019.

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 acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

7. Contact Us

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