UPDATED PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy, Affiliate Link Details & Information Handled on the Blog

Updated 25th May 2018 to comply with GDPR :

On your first visit to us you will see a cookie pop up that notifies you that Dash Kitten uses cookies to comply with the EU cookie law regulations. This will only appear once.

  • Our website address is: https://dashkitten.com.
  • We use Google Analytics.  Google’s Privacy Policy is accessible here Google’s certificate is accessible here
  • We do not save your IP address. We use a plug in that specifically removes these from our blog.
  • Dash Kitten does not store your email unless you are part of our mailing list.
  • Mailing List contact details are NEVER divulged to any other source.
  • 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. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. 
  • Comments are moderated a specific number of times (8) then you comment freely and without restriction.
  • There is an opt-out check out box as an integral part of every contact form used on this blog.
  • We use the anonymising code from Google to anonymise IP addresses. An anonymised 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 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.
  • Dash Kitten hosts affiliate links on some of its posts. These are clearly marked in the post as affiliate links and the correct ”rel=nofollow” rules are applied. Sponsored posts adhere to American FTC guidelines.
  • Our visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  We, like tens of thousands of others, use Askimet as our Anti-Spam provider of choice. Askimet Anti-Spam Privacy Policy
  • Embedded Content from other sites:  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 collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party 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
  • If you have 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. This may take up to 48 hours for us to action.

Respect and Behaviour on our Blog

Our rules are few. In order to ensure we have a helpful, fun and respectful blog we ask the following :-

  • Comments are moderated 8 times then you become a regular trusted commenter.
  • Be respectful
  • Be kind
  • If you disagree with something, keep your response brief and courteous. People rarely read very long responses to a blog post.
  • Rants and inappropriate comments will not be posted – they contravene our gentle rules.
  • If you are angry at something or someone – walking away from the keyboard is a big help – so is cuddling your cat.
  • We are a #NoDeclaw blog. Comments that rant and run counter to this will not be published.