I collect, store, and use the data from your interactions with my
website. The Policy has been designed to meet the new standards set
forth by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR was
implemented on July 15th, 2020 by the European Union (EU).
I have always practiced careful data practices and strict
security protocols on my website, practices already in alignment with
site visitor, and my obligations as a website owner.
how darkstarastrology.com uses your personal data when you visit my
website, interact with me, subscribe to my newsletter, or purchase a
product or service from me.
I have also added information regarding your privacy rights under
I am using your data. Your continued use of my website indicates that
If you have any questions, or would like to exercise your
protected privacy rights, please contact [email protected].
rights and my obligations under the GDPR.
2) WHO I AM
I am an Astrologer who provides
horoscopes, eBooks and astrological readings via my website Darkstar
Astrology. I am based in the United Kingdom.
3) YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is any
data regarding you that could help someone to identify you. It is
individual information pertaining to you, and it is not anonymous.
Anonymous data is any data where the identity has been removed
from the statistical data, and could not help to identify an
I collect several types of information from my site visitors in
order to enhance on site visit experience. This personal data falls
into these categories:
ANONYMOUS DATA such as statistical or demographic data for the
purposes of monitoring site traffic. Anonymous (or aggregate) Data
may be derived from your personal data, but is not considered
personal data because you cannot be identified by the information.
CONTACT DATA includes address, delivery address and email address
(Through Paypal if you order an eBook or reading)
IDENTITY DATA includes first name, last name, and social media
username (where applicable).
MARKETING DATA includes your preferences in receiving direct
marketing from me. This includes your subscription to my Newsletter.
PROFILE DATA includes your username and password, as well as
information regarding purchases, orders or donations made by you on
TECHNICAL DATA includes your internet protocol (IP) address,
browser type and version, time zone, location, browser extensions and
version information, operating system and platform.
TRACKING DATA includes information I or others collect about you
from cookies and similar tracking technologies. For example, I
provide cookies so that your browser may store small pieces of my
website in order to make your future site visits faster.
TRANSACTION DATA includes the payment information provided by you
and your financial institution when you complete a purchase with me.
USAGE DATA includes information about how you use my website,
products, and services.
To provide better content and service, darkstarastrology.com uses
Google Analytics to monitor traffic and visitor behavior on my site.
Your IP, city, state, operating system, and on-page behavior may be
tracked by Google Analytics. If you continue to use my site, you
acknowledge acceptance of this monitoring by Google Analytics which
is utilized to enhance your on site experience and is looked at it as
anonymous data since it is not personally identifiable.
I do not collect any information regarding your race, ethnicity,
gender, sexual orientation, religious or philosophical belief,
personal lifestyle, criminal convictions or offences, or any
I also do not knowingly collect information from site visitors
under the age of 13.
4) HOW I COLLECT PERSONAL DATA
I may collect
two basic types of information about my site visitors: specific
information you may provide directly as a result of interacting with
my website, and general visit information collected indirectly by
software including WordPress and related Plugins.
DIRECT (VISITOR PROVIDED DATA)
information includes personal data you provide when you:
to receive my Moonsletter Newsletter.
contact me directly via my
Contact Form and request information be sent to you;
products or services;
contact me directly via email, or on my
VIA SOFTWARE (INDIRECTLY)
I may automatically collect
Technical Data about your browser, platform, and browsing pattern
while you are on my website.
GENERAL DATA COLLECTION PRACTICE
I only collect the
data necessary to enhance your site visit experience and complete any
tasks you initiate on my site. For example, you may provide your
email to me via a message on my contact form which allows me to
communicate with you via email reply.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
5) HOW I USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
To complete an order and maintain a record of sales for my taxes
For fraud investigation in compliance with the law
When I need to comply with a law or regulation such as the GDPR
To enhance your site experience
To complete contractual obligations with you (like
delivering my Newsletter to you after you opt in)
Cookies are basic pieces of
information stored in your browser that enhance your overall site
experience. They make the site faster and help the site remember
where to take you after you submit a form. Overall, cookies are
My site cookies collect anonymous data, and are not personally
My website may also include cookies from third parties including
links to social media. These cookies are controlled by these third
You can disable cookies in your browser, but your website
experience may be limited on my site as weIl as on other sites as
cookies are necessary to perform certain functions.
7) HOW I MAY SHARE PERSONAL DATA
I may share
personal data with the following types of third parties:
service providers (i.e. webhost)
As part of a business transfer of
ownership. In the result of an acquisition or merger of my business
As required by law
I select third parties to work with who adhere to the laws and
best practices of the Internet. Any information shared with these
third parties is only to enhance my website and your website visit
experience, not to directly enhance the private interests of these
third parties. They may not use the information for any purpose other
than my agreed upon website related purpose
8) PAYMENT INFORMATION
uses PayPal to process payments made for products and services via
the website. Your checkout experience is completed on PayPal’s
servers. I may store confirmation of your Payment in my System for
internal record keeping purposes.
9) MY DATA SECURITY PROTOCOL
I have strict
security measures in place to protect your information. Your personal
data is protected, and used only on a need-to-know basis as required
to perform necessary site or other contractual based items. I believe
that the less people with access to your information, the better, and
I have designed my data security practices with that philosophy as my
I have systems in place to notify me immediately of any suspected
or confirmed web breach where your personal data may have been
exposed. I will notify you via email in the event that I am legally
required to do so.
10) THIRD-PARTY LINKS
This website may include
links to third-party websites including social media. I do not
control these third-party websites. Please familiarize yourself with
11) MY DATA RETENTION POLICY
I will only keep
your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes I
collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal,
accounting, or reporting requirements.
If you make a purchase from my site or enter into a financial
transaction with me, I must retain this information for 7 years for
tax and legal record keeping purposes.
In some circumstances, you can ask me to delete your data. For
example, when you unsubscribe from my Newsletter, you may then
contact me and ask me to delete your subscriber information including
email and name. Your anonymous aggregate data will remain, as it is
not legally protected data.
In the case of desired data deletion, you must specifically
contact me and be able to demonstrate reasonable need for deletion
that does not conflict with any current law or regulation pertaining
I may use and reuse any anonymous data I collect on my site in
perpetuity for the purposes of continuing to improve my website for
the enjoyment of my site visitors.
12) HOW TO ACCESS YOUR DATA WITH ME
not have to pay a fee to access my personal data with me one time.
However, additional requests are subject to review and fees. I am not
required to comply if the request is illegal, unnecessary, or
I will request specific information from you to help me confirm
your identity before allowing you to access a copy of your sensitive
data. I do not provide your private data to inquiring third parties
except as required by law.
You may be provided 1 free copy of your basic data as part of your
access or deletion request.
I will respond to your initial data request within 1 month. I may
need further information from you in order to complete the process.
exercise any of your rights, please email me at
I will continue to
continue to evolve. I will notify you via Moonsletter Newsletter of
the most up to date information.
Who we are:
Our website address is:
personal data we collect and why we collect it.
When visitors leave
comments on the site we collect 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
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 visit our login
page, 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.
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
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.
share your data with
By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.
we retain your data
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
rights you have over your data
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.
send your data
Visitor comments may be
checked through an automated spam detection service.
Source: Easy Digital Downloads
We collect information about you during the checkout process on
our store. This information may include, but is not limited to, your
name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number,
credit card/payment details and any other details that might be
requested from you for the purpose of processing your
Handling this data also allows us to:
- Send you
important account/order/service information.
- Respond to your
queries, refund requests, or complaints.
- Process payments and to
prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our
legitimate business interests.
- Set up and administer your
account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify
Additionally we may also collect the following information:
Location and traffic data (including IP address and browser type) if
you place an order, or if we need to estimate taxes and shipping
costs based on your location.
- Product pages visited and content
viewed while your session is active.
- Your comments and product
reviews if you choose to leave them on our website.
email/password to allow you to access your account, if you have
- If you choose to create an account with us, your name,
address, and email address, which will be used to populate the
checkout for future orders.