The Other Side of Mae is a personal blog website started by Ms. Mary Rosalie Olandesca in August 2011. Topics included personal travels, events, projects, features, and more. The Other Side of Mae is created with WordPress with up-to-date technologies and frameworks to ensure data security of both you as a visitor and site administrators.
All of the information that is collected on this website will be handled in accordance with the Republic of the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act of 2012 (Republic Act. No. 10173) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.
What Information We Collect, Why We Collect It, and How Long Will We Keep It
By default, we do not collect any personal data about visitors. However, some of the third-party software may. In this section, we list down what possible information may be required or gathered.
Like most website operators, our website also collects non-personal identifiable information about your device and usage. These may include browser choice and versions, language preferences, and more. This information will allow us to tailor your browsing experience accordingly and also help website administrators with site errors and failures.
Some information is stored in our servers, while some are only local to your device. The following is a non-exhaustive list:
- Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses—Your IP Address is your virtual address that may allow website operators to track where you come from—what country and even what city. These are logged for as long as a year in our server’s firewall, allowing us to block unwanted users, bots, or networks that may disrupt the flow of our website or attempt to gather information about other users—protecting both you as a user and website administrators.
- Browser Information—This includes your browser of choice and version. Upon visiting our website, specific website files may be served to different browser types to tailor user experience. Browsing information along with browsing activity within the website is also logged for as long as a month, which allows website administrators to monitor potential website errors and failures and perform fixes accordingly. No personally identifiable information is attached when logging browsing information.
Our website does not allow visitors to register to our site.
Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored locally in your browser. These are used to “remember” you—a common example will be your login information so you do not have to login every time you open the website. Some are used for technical purposes, some for tracking, and some for your personal reasons.
The cookies we set include:
- WordPress Functionality Cookies (wordpress_* or wp_*): These are cookies set by WordPress itself to allow us to remember if you are logged in or not along with your site preferences. Note that since we do not allow visitors to register to our site, this is only used for administrators.
- WordPress Performance Cookies (wp-*): These are cookies used by WordPress to analyze what time you initially opened the website and what pages you spent most of your time with. This is attached with your browser information as explained in the Device Information
- Third-Party Content: These are cookies set by third-party plugins or services. Further information is available in the Third-Party Content
Restricting cookies, however, may also restrict or disable certain site functionalities.
Inquiries sent directly to our contact email or through our contact form located in our contact pages require the following information: your name, your email, your subject of the matter, and your message.
We do not log submitted inquiries. These are sent directly as an email to our customer service representatives. For customer service purposes, we keep may keep the email until the issue is fully resolved or closed.
We do not use submitted information for marketing purposes such as follow-up emails or personalized advertisements unless otherwise specified along with your consent.
Third-Party services collect your information separately and independently from our website unless otherwise specified.
Facebook Likes, Share, and Comments
Google Analytics is a trusted service from Google that allows website operators to track details of visitors such as the number of unique visitors and pageviews to help improve user experience and administrators on which pages and categories are performing well.
If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics, you may use this tool https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Google Adsense Marketing collects information about you to deliver personalized advertisements. These may include your Google Search History, browsing information with your Google Account, and more. If you wish to opt out of personalized ads, you may use this here https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout or optout.networkadvertising.org.
reCAPTCHA is a trusted service from Google that helps protect websites and apps from spam and abuse by blocking automated software and other malicious submissions to any form. However, reCAPTCHA collects personal information from users to determine whether or not they’re human and not a bot.
To Whom We Share Your Data With and What Rights You Have
You have certain rights under the data protection law over the personal information we collected and hold about you. In no particular order, you have the right to:
- The right to be informed—You have the right to be informed of any data collection, processing, or any other action.
- The right of access—You have the right to access an exhaustive copy of the data we gathered about you. To request a copy, please send us an email through the contact form.
- The right to be forgotten—You have the right to withdraw any given consent to our website or third-party services. If you would like to request deletion of your account and associated data, please send us an email through the contact form.
Under no circumstances we are obliged to disclose user information to any other entities unless required by law.
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