Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is owned and maintained by Hondón Villas, the premier property agent in the Hondon Valley, Spain. This site serves as a blog to offer property features, news, tips and events for the Hondón Vinolopo areas in the Costa Blanca South, Spain.

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» Full Hondon Villas GDPR Policy is here

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Data Collection…

In general this blog site does not ask for or collect personal data. As a reader you can browse at your leisure without offering any personally identifiable data. However, we may track anonymous visitor stats, such as when a visitor looked at out pages or what type of device they used. these are called Analytics and are used to understand how well or in what areas the pages are used. With that data we can improve our site content.

If you leave any comments on this website we may collect and use the data shown in the comments form, such as email address, your visitor’s IP address and the user’s browser details to help with spam detection.

An anonymised “token” is created from your email address (also called a hash#) which may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using Gravatar. 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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included and only images that you have permission to use (copyright) because other visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use a contact / comment form on this site that data will be stored to assist us in replying or helping with your enquiry. If you want to remain anonymous then please do not use our forms as storage is intrinsic to the system.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Embedded content from 3rd party 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…. such as YouTube or Facebook. You should be aware of their privacy policies too.

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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Your contact information