Last updated: 15 February 2021
1. Who we are?
The Lifestyle Democracy website is registered on the domain www.www.lifestyledemocracy.com (the “site”), which is managed by Diemocracy OÜ (“our company”, “we”, “our”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users (“you”, “users”) of the site.
2. What data do we collect?
We are not in the business of collecting data.
While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“personal information”) such as:
- your name,
- your email address,
- Internet Protocol (IP) address (anonymized)
We try to limit the personally identifiable information we collect from you to the minimum required to get in touch with you or analyze where you are located and how you use the site to make it more intuitive.
3. How do we collect your data?
You provide us directly with most of the personal information we receive from you. In summary, you provide us information when you:
- Use or view our website via your browser to understand what pages you are visiting and what were the referring websites.
- Voluntarily sign up for the newsletter form, use the contact form, email us, comment on the blog posts, subscribe to support us through crowdfunding or membership platforms.
4. How we use your data?
We do not sell your personal information. We use the data you share to get in touch with you via email and understand how you interact with the website.
We use several third-party services to operate the site that collect personal information based on your consent. Here we explain in more detail how we collect your data:
Analytics & Cookies
Services used: CloudFlare, Plausible Analytics, Koko Analytics
When you access our website, you agree your IP address may be collected by CloudFlare, Plausible Analytics and Koko Analytics for web analytics purposes. For website caching, we use CloudFlare’s services.
Cloudflare is a global content delivery network (CDN) provider that speeds up the delivery of the website across multiple locations by caching it. In other words, Cloudflare stores the website on its servers around the world and shows it to different visitors from the nearest location. Instead of a visitor from Japan connecting to a US server (where the website is hosted), the user will see the version available on Cloudflare’s servers in Japan, thus saving time and energy used to display the website.
We rely on CloudFlare analytics to understand how users engage with the website and what are the posts and features most sought after.
We will not know your exact location based on your anonymized IP, but we will know your location at the country level. We want to know your location more broadly to understand where users are coming from and create content that suits these audiences better.
We strive to eliminate all unnecessary cookies. Currently, there are two cookies served by Cloudflare to offer the analytics and caching services. For more information about how they handle your data, you can read here.
Plausible Analytics is privacy-first, open-source analytics service provider. Plausible was carefully selected out of the multitude of options to strike a balance between protecting your data and providing us with useful analytics to improve our services.
Koko Analytics is an open-source, privacy by design and self-hosted analytics tool. The tool does not use any external services and respects your privacy. The Koko Analytics setup on our website has the cookies option disabled.
For more information, please refer to Koko Analytic’s official website.
Services used: System Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this website uses web fonts served from our website. We do not rely on Google or other third-party fonts, thus we do not needlessly compromise your privacy.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your device will use a standard system font. We sacrifice some font design options for privacy.
Services used: Contact Form 7 Plugin, Zoho Email
When you want to get in touch with us, you do so by using the contact form in the “Get in Touch” page. We require your name and email to get in touch with you. We use the Contact Form 7 plugin for communication. You can read more about Contact Form 7 plugin.
When you use the form, we receive the email at . We use Zoho’s email services to communicate with you. We chose Zoho because of their commitment to privacy and robust ecosystem of applications to simplify our work and better serve you.
We store the information (name, email, subject, services you are interested in and your message) that you provide through the contact form on our Zoho Drive to better understand what types of services you are interested in and to get in touch with you about the requested service.
Services used: Contact Form 7 Plugin
When users leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Services used: Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Memberful, Patreon, ConvertKit
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.
Our site uses links to our company’s Facebook page. Facebook services are operated by Facebook, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States of America.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Facebook link, a connection to the Facebook servers is established. Here the Facebook server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your Facebook account, Facebook allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Facebook account.
Facebook is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
For more information about how Facebook handles your data, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy.
Our site uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube.
Our site uses links to our company’s Twitter’s page. Twitter services are operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Twitter link, a connection to the Twitter servers is established. Here the Twitter server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your Twitter account, Twitter allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Twitter account.
Twitter is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
We indirectly collect personal information (name, email) from you if you become a subscriber through our Memberful page (available through the Support page).
We indirectly collect personal information (name, email) from you if you become a subscriber through our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/lifestyledemocracy).
Services used: ConvertKit
5. how we handle payments?
Should you choose to make financial contributions to support Lifestyle Democracy, Stripe is our payment services providers.
Stripe services are managed by Stripe Inc., 510 Townsend Street
6. Who we share your data with?
We do not share or sell your data with any organization except the selected third-party service providers to make the website user-friendly.
Please visit the section “How we use your data?” for more information.