Privacy Policy

Who is VapeTheBud

My website address is: https://www.vapethebud.com and I’m a registered medical cannabis patient who is an individual providing reviews and experiences as I go about my life.  

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the collected data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string will be used 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.

Contact Forms and Email Newsletter

When visitors provide their information on the contact form, this is sent directly to me by email and the data will be used to contact you in a fashionable manner.

If you sign up for the email newsletter, your name provided and email address will be stored on MailChimp’s servers which is the provider for the service. This information will never be sold or stored locally. Unsubscribe options are available at the end of each email sent. 

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.

When you verify your age and select the Remember Me option, the plug-in used will also set up a cookie to save your desired choice. The age gate cookie will last for 30 days at which time will ask for age verification again.

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 and Ads

Sharing your data

Along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with to service functions as they relate to the website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

How long data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Cookies will be removed as stated above.

Where your data gets sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may highlight links to other websites on the website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of the site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your contact information

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact me using the information on the About Me page.