Who we are

We are a small group of close friends who love to post photos of and write about Greece. Our website is MyGreeceTravelBlog.com, and our website address is: https://mygreecetravelblog.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The only personal information we collect is:

(1) email addresses from people who specifically sign up for an email subscription service that notifies them whenever we have published a new article on the blog;

(2) email addresses from people who leave comments on specific posts or general pages on our site. These emails are used to assist in spam detection and to verify that a legitimate comment is being posted rather than a fake message or promotional advertisement generated by a automated bot system. When a reader posts a comment to our site, an  automated app holds the comment in a queue for us to moderate and decide if the comment will be published on our site. The email address will not be published with the comment, and we are the only people who will see it. On rare occasions we may use the email address to privately contact the writer if we have information of a private or personal nature that we wish to share with them, or to explain why we have chosen not to publish their comment.

An anonymized string of data 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. The photo publication process is done entirely by an automated app.

(3) email addresses from people who contact us through the blog’s Gmail address ([email protected]). We keep messages from individuals for two years and then delete them, and do not retain the senders’ names or email addresses. We keep some emails we receive from companies and businesses indefinitely in case we might wish to contact these firms sometime in the future to request information for posts we may be planning to write for the blog. 

Embedded content from other websites

Some of the articles posted to our site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images from other websites, links to articles on other websites, 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.

Who we share your data with

We do not share, trade, sell, give or loan email addresses to anyone else. We are the only people who can see the email addresses provided in comments, general emails, and the automated subscriber notification emails.

How long 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  who subscribe to the email notification service that advises when new posts are published, your email address is retained in the email app until you cancel your subscription or request that your subscription be cancelled. You can cancel at any time. Your email addresses will not be retained after you cancel.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, you can request that we delete them. Once deleted, your email address also will be deleted and we will not keep any record of it. 

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  Subscription email requests also are processed by an automated service. Email addresses are not sent anywhere else.

Your contact information

We can be reached at: [email protected]