Privacy Policy

Hi! You may have heard a lot about GDPR, Data Privacy and Cookie Policies and how they affect your rights as a blog reader. So here is some extra info that applies to you as a visitor of MyStyle5, in addition to my existing Privacy Policy.

Which of your personal data do I collect and why?

If you comment on my blog or subscribe to my brand newsletter, I will be collecting information such as: your first name, e-mail address and IP. You can also opt to leave your website URL, which will be stored. I also collect non-identifiable data such as browser information in order for me to see my website statistics. These all are used to help personalize your experience as a reader.

WordPress & GDPR

The core WordPress software is GDPR compliant, and WordPress is helping all sites hosted on their servers remain GDPR compliant through a number of measures. One of them is the strong data encryption through SSL as discussed above. Another one is the Export and Erase Personal Data feature, which allows me to delete your personal information should you request this.

Your Data Security

MyStyle5.com is secured by SSL (which you can see in the HTTPS certificate displayed in the website address). This website is also protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches.

As you may know, my blog runs on and is hosted by WordPress. WordPress regularly tests and checks for security breaches on their servers, and should an illegal attempt be made, they will contact me, and I will, in turn, contact you and the authorities in case of a confirmed significant risk.

Your Data Retention

If you comment on any of my posts, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This helps me recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically. If you subscribe to my brand newsletter, I will retain your data indefinitely, or until you Unsubscribe from my newsletter. If you Follow me on WordPress, or subscribe to my blog, I will retain your data indefinitely, or until you request to be forgotten. You can always see, edit and delete your personal information at all times (except your username).

Your Right to Your Data

You have the right to request an exported file with the data I have about you. You can also request to “be forgotten”- i.e., request that I delete any of your personal data (except for information that I am obligated to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes).

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.mystyle5.com does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.mystyle5.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.mystyle5.com and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

You can read more on the WordPress Cookie Policy here, and on the Google Cookie Policy here.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Links to other websites

You will see that my posts sometimes include links to other websites (usually affiliate links), which have their own data collection, cookies and plugin embedding policies. As such, I am no responsible and can’t be held liable for their content or activities, but I will welcome your feedback on these websites in an effort to protect the integrity of MyStyle5.com.

Third Party Plug Ins

MyStyle5.com uses Google Analytics to collect information on the site’s amount of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. You can always use the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on to opt out.

Visitor comments are checked through Akismet spam service- please read their Policy next to the Leave a Reply space when posting a comment.

Good to know:

  • Whenever I back up my website, all your comments and personal data are backed up with it.
  • I do not and will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties unless required to do so by law.

Contact me:

Please contact me at silvia.cosma@yahoo.com if you have any questions or need clarification on the above.