Building Her Dream is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal information is handled in a secure and responsible manner. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you visit our website and interact with our services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect the following types of personal information from you:

  1. Personal details, such as name, email address, and geographical location.
  2. Images, videos, or interview content submitted by you.
  3. Website usage data, such as pages visited, time spent on the website, and device information.
  4. Cookies to enhance your user experience and track website engagement.

Data Usage

We use the information we collect to:

  1. Provide, maintain, and improve our services.
  2. Respond to user inquiries and support requests.
  3. Send relevant newsletters, updates, or promotions, with your consent.
  4. Perform internal operations, such as fraud monitoring and prevention.
  5. Analyze user behavior for marketing, content creation, and website improvement.

User-Submitted Content

By participating in our activities such as interviews, podcasts, or video conferences, or by submitting images, videos, or other content to Building Her Dream, you grant us permission to use your content in the manner set forth herein:

  1. Usage: We reserve the right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, and display the submitted content across our platforms, including our website, social media, newsletters, or other promotional material associated with Building Her Dream. This allows us to showcase your inspirational stories and experiences to help empower others. This usage can occur worldwide, in any medium or format now known or later developed, without further notice, compensation, or approval from you.
  2. Storage and Access: Your content will be stored securely on our servers, with encrypted backups to maintain data integrity. Access to your content is restricted to authorized Building Her Dream’s personnel who require it for their work and are bound by strict confidentiality obligations. We adopt a principle of data minimisation, meaning that we only collect, store, and process the information necessary to fulfil our stated purposes and will not be used in a way that infringes your rights.

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.

Contact forms

If you send us a message via our contact form, we will use your email address to respond back to you. Your email address will not be automatically added to our mailing list without your written consent.

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 visit our login page, 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

Log files track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

Who we share your data with

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Also, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

Security

We maintain industry-standard security measures to keep your personal data safe. While we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information, we are dedicated to employing best practices to protect it.

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 your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Changes

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact information

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by clicking here.