Last Update: March 1, 2022
Additional information about Waldorf Live’s Data Privacy and Data Security practices, including Waldorf Live’s commitments with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), can be found at the bottom of this page.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At Waldorf Live, we have a few fundamental principles:
Howdy! We are the folks behind a variety of products and services designed to allow anyone — from bloggers, to photographers, small business owners, and enterprises — to take full advantage of the power and promise of the open web. Our mission is to democratize publishing and commerce so that anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone can turn their great idea into a livelihood. We believe in powering the open internet with code that is open source and are proud to say that the vast majority of our work is available under the General Public License (“GPL”). Unlike most other services, because our GPL code is public, you can actually download and take a look at that code to see how it works.
Other than the specific instances outlined in this policy, Waldorf Live, does not collect personal information about users or how they use the site. Our website may set “cookies” for the purpose of collecting aggregate statistics, such as the total number of visitors to our website. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in your browser.
We use Google Analytics to identify key data points such as top content and traffic sources to help us improve the user experience. Our Google Analytics account does not grant us access to your personally identifiable information. You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser, by visiting: http://www.tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In connection with operation of the Web Sites and providing our services to you, we may collect the following types of user information (“Information”):
Log information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services — for example, when you create or make changes to your website on WordPress.com.
Usage information: We collect information about your usage of our Services. For example, we collect information about the actions that site administrators and users perform on a site using our WordPress.com or Jetpack services — in other words, who did what and when (e.g., [WordPress.com username] deleted “[title of post]” at [time/date]). Our WooCommerce Usage Tracker also tracks information like your email address, WooCommerce settings, and PHP settings, along with information about your online store, like the aggregate number of orders and customers. We also collect information about what happens when you use our Services (e.g., page views, support document searches at en.support.wordpress.com, features enabled for your website, interactions with our Admin Bar and other parts of our Services) along with information about your device (e.g., screen size, name of cellular network, and mobile device manufacturer). We use this information to, for example, provide our Services to you, get insights on how people use our Services so we can make our Services better, and understand and make predictions about user retention.
Location information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions. We may also collect information about your precise location via our mobile apps (like when you post a photograph with location information) if you allow us to do so through your mobile device operating system’s permissions.
Stored information: We may access information stored on your mobile device via our mobile apps. We access this stored information through your device operating system’s permissions. For example, if you give us permission to access the photographs on your mobile device’s camera roll, our Services may access the photos stored on your device when you upload a really amazing photograph of the sunrise to your profile on our website.
Interactions with other users’ sites: We collect some information about your interactions with other users’ sites while you are logged in to your account with us, such as your “Likes” and the fact that you commented on a particular post, so that we can, for example, recommend posts we think may interest you.
Mailchimp, a third-party service provider of Waldorf Live LLC., provides a separate online form to join our mailing list. The information we collect includes: name and email address. This information is securely stored in a secure cloud platform and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year, either via e-mail or regular mail.
Please contact us directly by email or regular mail if at any time you wish to be removed from the mailing list or if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided.
If you believe you have found a security vulnerability on Waldorf Live, please let us know right away. We will investigate all reports and do our best to quickly fix valid issues.
You can submit your report here and our security team will respond as soon as possible.