Privacy Policy

In accordance with the General Data Protection Act (GDPR), the following privacy and cookie policy is provided to you to inform you of the ways in which Met Moxie collects, uses, and protects any ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII).

PII is any information that can be used to identify or contact you.

The following types of data are collected by Met Moxie and third-party services used to enhance the browsing experience:

  • Cookies and usage data.
  • Your name, pseudonym or username.
  • E-mail address.
  • Website URL.
  • Gravatar image that is attached to your e-mail address.
  • Any personal information divulged in your communication via forms.
  • Cookies and usage data are automatically collected by WordPress, and the third-party analytics service WordPress Stats by Automattic Inc.. Please see their privacy policy for more information.
  • All other listed information is only collected when you enter and submit it through any of the forms on Met Moxie. This includes leaving a comment, sending a message via a contact form, and subscribing to receive e-mail updates when new posts are published.
  • To monitor usage and collect valuable information used for improvement of Met Moxie.
  • To identify you when participating in the interactive features of Met Moxie, when you choose to do so.
  • To set your preferences as a user.
  • To detect, prevent, and address any technical issues.
  • To notify you of new posts when they are published upon your request.
  • To provide an easier method of contact with myself (Darnielle Sarjant, owner of Met Moxie).

Met Moxie is served through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means all data entered by you is encrypted. Additionally, none of your information will be shared, sold, or traded unless required by law or explicit consent is given by you.

Only your name, pseudonym or username, website URL, and your Gravatar image will be shown publicly. Your e-mail address will never be shown and therefore protected from spam, and any sensitive personal information divulged in the comments section will be censored or removed. This is done through comment moderation.

Until the data is no longer necessary for the purpose it serves. Comments remain on Met Moxie indefinitely and e-mail addresses for subscriptions remain until you choose to unsubscribe, but analytics information and information submitted via contact forms is deleted regularly. Cookie and preference information is stored via your browser and thus is under your control.

At this point, the tools available for this are not fully automated so you will have to contact me and request to view, correct and/or delete your PII.

In the case you would still like to interact with Met Moxie, but are concerned about public anonymity: you must always use a valid e-mail address when interacting with Met Moxie, but you are welcome to use a pseudonym, username or simply ‘Anonymous’ instead of your real name when commenting or using the contact form.

In the case you simply do not want any kind of information collected about you, set your browser to reject cookies and do not fill out any of the forms on Met Moxie.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are stored by your browser to your device to assist in the smooth operation of any website.

Met Moxie uses cookies to remember you and your preferences for future visits and for analytic purposes.
You may set your browser to either reject cookies or to expire upon closing your browser (session cookies) if you so choose, but your browsing experience may be altered.

I have more questions. How can I contact you?

All of my contact details are listed on the Contact Me page, but you can e-mail me (Darnielle Sarjant, owner of Met Moxie) directly at darnielle@metmoxie.com.

Disclosure & Disclaimer

Met Moxie is a personal blog, and the general rule is: all views and opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer, clients, educational institutes, friend, family or neighbours… and all other people who are not me. A notable exception to this rule is the views and opinions expressed in the comments section. If it has someone else’s name attached to it, it’s not my opinion!

While we’re on the subject of comments, I reserve the right to edit, delete, or mark comments as spam if they are indeed spam, contain harmful or illegal content (such as dodgy links, sensitive personal/identifying information, and malicious attacks on myself or other commenters), or are irrelevant to the blog entry.

Met Moxie is a not-for-profit blog meaning any products or services I may post about are not sponsored/gifted/ads. This means I purchased the product or service with my own money and all opinions shared are 100% honest and my own. I am not trying to sell you anything not created by myself and don’t make any money from sharing my opinion.

All content on Met Moxie is presented “as is” and “at your own risk”. Any recommendations made or advice given is done so on the basis of it being stuff that works for me. Everyone is different so it may not work for you… and in some cases, may cause harm, losses, or damage. I absolve myself of liability should this happen. Please use common sense.

Additionally, all content presented here may not always be accurate and reliable, particularly if it’s from an older post. Internal links may be broken, external links may redirect you to content that could no longer be available or has changed, and my opinions on a subject may have changed since the time of writing.

I strive to use my own stuff as much as possible on Met Moxie, but because I’m not as talented in certain areas as other bloggers, I may use content from other sources. Any content which has been sourced from elsewhere and hasn’t been licensed for use without credit will be attributed appropriately. If you find content that I haven’t credited correctly, or I’ve used something of yours that you would like removed, please let me know so I can remedy the situation.

I am happy for you to use my written content elsewhere without asking, so long as credit is given. However, if you would like to use any of my graphical content, please ask first before using anything with an image extension attached to it. You’re also welcome to “copy” ideas from me, because chances are, I adapted them from someone else anyway.

This page was last updated on August 7th, 2021.