Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 22, 2019

Who We Are

We are Viadat LLC, provider of store locator software, WordPress Store Locator – LotsOfLocales™, enabling developers to build websites displaying and managing important locations on a map searchable by a website’s visitors.

This privacy policy covers viadat.com and its subdomains.


What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

We collect license key activation data, this includes:

When a product is purchased via credit card, our credit card payment processor, Stripe (privacy policy | GDPR compliance), securely collects:

We collect this information in order to provide services to our site visitors and customers needing to purchase and validate their software and to improve how we provide these services over time. Below, there are options to opt-out of tracking, where provided to us, for each analytics service. You may also turn on your browsers ‘Do Not Track’ option for additional exclusion.


Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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.


Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact Forms

When visitors leave use the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The visitor’s IP address is anonymized by removing its last octet.

We retain contact form submissions indefinitely for ongoing customer service purposes and to maintain record of past conversations and resolutions.


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 Other 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.

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.


Analytics

We collect data about traffic to our site via tools such as Google Analytics, WordPress Stats, Clicky Web Analytics, Slimstat, Inspectlet, and Hotjar. More detail provided below.

  1. Google Analytics (tracking opt-outopt-out browser addon | privacy policy | GDPR compliance)
  2. Clicky (tracking opt-out | privacy policy | GDPR compliance)
  3. Slimstat (covered by this privacy policy | “Privacy Mode” set to “on” for GDPR compliance)
  4. Inspectlet (tracking opt-out | privacy policy | GDPR compliance | GDPR privacy impact assessment)
  5. Hotjar (tracking opt-out | privacy policy | GDPR compliance)
  1. JetPack / WordPress Stats (privacy policy | GDPR compliance)


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.  Your IP address may be collected by Automattic Inc. for their JetPack / WordPress.com stats feature. Your site usage information and browsing and/or viewing habits may be transmitted to Google LLC, a GDPR-compliant, US-based company. If signing up for our newsletter, your personal data is transferred to MailChimp, a GDPR-compliant, US-based company. If purchasing one of our products, your data will be transferred to either Stripe or PayPal (privacy policy | GDPR compliance), both GDPR-compliant, for necessary processing to complete the purchase.


Additional Information


How We Protect Your Data

We protect your data via a SSL data connection using SHA-256 with RSA encryption. Data is hosted in a private, safe, and secure datacenter.  Additionally, all data collected by third parties is encrypted during transmission.

Though we take all reasonable measures to secure your data, in the event of a data breach involving your personal data, we will attempt to notify you by email.


Our Contact Information

If you have any other questions or concerns about how we use any information, please contact us at:
Viadat LLC
Email: support [at] viadat [dot] com