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Privacy Policy

Updated: May 25, 2018

Who we are

Our website address is When you share your personal information with we treat it with care and have a responsibility to protect it. In line with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have updated our Privacy Policy to better communicate how we use personal information. Our privacy policy is founded on the principle of making your everyday online activities more valuable. We know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously.

By visiting Port Places you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy.

What personal data do we collect?

Please view the types of personal data we collect and why we collect this data to improve your experience with Port Places.


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 by Automattic to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

2. 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.

3. Contact forms

We use Contact Form 7, developed by Takayuki Miyoshi, to manage your comments. To find out more about how Contact Form 7 protects your privacy, you can view the Contact Form 7 privacy policy here:


Cookies are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. 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.

1. 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

2. Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to track anonymous user behaviour. The purpose of this tracking is to provide valuable insights into how Port Places can improve the experience for the betterment of our visitors. Port Places does not share this data with anybody or organisation. To find out more about how Google Analytics protects your privacy, you can view Google Analytics privacy policy here:

Who do we share your data with?

We do not share your data with anyone. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Additional information

If you have any concerns about your privacy please contact

Further Security is an HTTPS-secured site. Your information is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.