Who we are
We are elephants enthusiasts, nothing more than that. We aim to publish useful articles about elephants and their natural habitat.
Our website address is: https://elephantguide.com.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also some other information such as browser user agent string to help our spam detection function.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website URL 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.
We may use your personal data to send you direct marketing communications regarding products and services that we and our partners offer regarding for example elephant safaris and travel. This may be in the form of email or targeted online advertisements across the website.
The use and processing of your personal data for the purpose of sending you electronic marketing messages will be based on your consent to receive such messages. When permitted by law, it will be based on our legitimate interest. Provided we have received your consent, we will use a third-party to help us with processing of your personal data for marketing purposes.
At any time after we have your consent to send you electronic marketing messages, you always have a right to unsubscribe from receiving any further electronic marketing messages, at any time. You can use the opt-out link that you find in all direct electronic marketing communications.
We take steps to limit direct marketing to a reasonable and proportionate level, and to send you communications that we believe may be of interest or relevance to you, based on the information we have about you.
Affiliated products and links
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please be aware that you are leaving our site and any data you provide will be processed in accordance with such third party’s respective privacy and cookie policies.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We work with third parties, to help manage our business and deliver services. These third parties may from time to time need to have access to your personal data:
- Our mailing application providers:
- Our plugin provider and host of WordPress.com Automattic, Inc., based in the USA who is Privacy Shield certified as you may see here and processes personal data on our behalf;
- Our cookies (and similar technologies) service providers (such as Google), who process personal data for their own purposes as Data Controllers.
- Service providers or data processors that handle your personal data on our instructions, for example cloud services.
- If we are under a duty to disclose in order to comply with a legal obligation or protect our interests or security.
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 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 information.
What 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.