Who We Are

Our website address is: https://www.catalystcoffeecompany.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some of our plugins may collect personal data. In such instances, the plugins active on Catalyst Coffee Company only collect essential, anonymous information to ensure they function correctly. Such plugins and features may include Google Analytics, our Contact Form, and the Social Sharing tools that enable you to connect and post our content on social media websites. We do not control what social media websites may collect from you separate from us.

Any potential sensitive, personal information we collect we do not sell, distribute, or share to any parties.

Contact forms

We collect your name, email, and comments via our contact form on our contact page. This information is sent to our email, where we have access to your name, email, and comments. We may keep this data indefinitely. In addition, we may add your name and email address to our marketing list. However, we do not sell, distribute, or share your personal information to external parties.

Comments

When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your 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.

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 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.

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

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, we connect to Google Analytics and Search Console to track user visit data. Your IP is anonymous and we do not store or collect any personal  data about your via Google Analytics. We’ve chosen to anonymize your information for your privacy.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. We also do not share, sell, or distribute any potential sensitive, personal information that we collect internally to any external party. Where possible, we anonymize your personal information, as well.

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.

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.

For example, you may request we delete contact form entries from you or remove any testimonials that you might have previously provided permission for us to post.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Captcha). In addition, the data your submit via our contact form is sent to our email. Otherwise, the data that’s imprinted about you via Google Analytics or social sharing is as anonymous as we can make it. We personally do not send your data to any external party, but we cannot say the same for any plugins that we use on our website.

Your contact information

On our website, the only area where we directly collect any contact information from you is from our contact form.

How we protect your data

We value your privacy and protect your data through our SSL certificate, which provides proper encryption of any data you may leave on our website.