Who we are
Our website address is: https://akintsugilife.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Like many other Web sites, AKintsugiLife.com makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting service’s analytics. The information inside the log files may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
This website is hosted by SiteGround (https://www.siteground.com/). Their server logs with IP information related to the accounts are normally kept for a period of 6 months, after which they are deleted automatically.
The security of this website is also monitored by Wordfence (https://www.wordfence.com/). Wordfence also uses log files to collects user search queries and the date and time of the request and referral URL. Depending on the settings of a user’s computer or mobile device (“Device”), they also automatically collect: IP address; MAC address; Device make, model and operating system version; mobile network information; internet service provider; browser type and language; country and time zone in which the Device is located; and metadata stored on the Device. When permitted, Defiant also may collect data about a User’s geographic location through GPS, beacons and similar technology. All of this personal data is collected to operate, manage and improve their services and ensure the technical functionality and security of the services provided.
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.
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.
In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human.
The information a user enters into the contact form generates an email to the site owner in an automated process that does not store any information on the website, in its database, in cookies, or in any third-party apps related to contact forms. The personal information collected in the contact form is used only to respond to user inquiries and is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for this purpose.
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.
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.
Certain functions on this site, including the use of social media Share buttons or the use social media to register a comment left on this site, makes use of third-party services (specifically, those of the social media channel involved). As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.
Google Analytics stores cookies to manage the collection of analytics data for the evaluation of website usage to optimize our content to meet users’ needs. These cookies expire in 24 hours or less. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Browsing the Shop section of the website will cause a PHP session cookie to be set that facilitates the transfer of information from the A Kintsugi Life Etsy store to the A Kintsugi Life website for display. This cookie expires at the end of your session.
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.
Linking to other websites
This website uses Google Analytics and WordPress.com Stats from Jetpack (by Automattic) to collect analytics data.
JetPack (by Automattic)
This plug-in collects the following data: IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code, post and page views, and outbound link clicks.
Any piece of data explicitly identifying a specific user (IP address, etc.) is not visible to the site owner. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has a specific number of views, but cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post.
Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used only for the purpose of powering this feature.
The site owner has forced this feature to honor DNT (do not track) settings of visitors.
Google Analytics collects anonymized data about the user and the user’s actions. All data is set to be collected using anonymized IPs. It is also set to honor DNT (do not track) settings of visitors.
MailerLite’s emails automatically contain unique identifiers that enable us to recognize when subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. This data is used to create reports about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took.
We use this information to evaluate our success in serving our subscribers’ needs and to identify inactive subscribers. Inactive subscribers (defined as subscribers who have not opened any email campaigns for at least 6 months) are unsubscribed from the list as part of our commitment to not sending emails that are not wanted.
Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers or other payment information), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: – Communicate with you; – Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and Note that your payment information is not stored on this site. It is stored and processed by whatever payment processor you choose during the checkout process. Credit card information is processed via Stripe. PayPal payment processing is performed by PayPal.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
Who we share your data with
Your anonymized data is shared with Google via Google Analytics, unless you have set your browser to DNT (do not track). Google Analytics data is saved for 14 months and is then deleted on a monthly basis.
Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission. Google, including Google Inc. and its wholly-owned US subsidiaries, has certified that it adheres to the relevant Privacy Shield Principles, including for Google Analytics. Google’s certificate is accessible here.
Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced to a shadow site on the WordPress.com servers: Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
The site owner has forced this feature to honor DNT (do not track) settings of visitors.
Wordfence uses log files to monitor user activity to ensure the security of the website, as described in the Log File section above.
SiteGround uses log files to monitor site activity as part of managing and maintaining its hosting service for this site, as described in the Log File section above.
We use PirateShip to purchase and print our shipping labels. You can read more about how they use your Personal Information here: https://ship.pirateship.com/privacy.
Customer Reviews Limited
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This helps us 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.
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 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.
If you have subscribed to our email newsletter, you may unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time using the links in the bottom of every newsletter email. You also have the right to have all of your data deleted from the MailChimp database, upon request.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kenetha J. Stanton, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at email@example.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Kenetha J. Stanton, 505 Greenlee Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46234 USA