Washerhelp is run by myself, a sole trader, working from home. I publish free help and advice. I do not collect any personal data at all. However, I use the WordPress platform to publish my articles on, and I use Invision Community Forums. I also need to display some affiliate adverts to be able to remain a free resource.
This page tries to display all relevant privacy policies from the companies I use to run Washerhelp.
When visitors leave comments, the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Spam protection tool: Some information about visitors who comment are sent to Akismet anti-spam service. This typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
I have several arrangements with individual advertisers, where for a monthly fee I display their adverts and (nofollow) links to their web sites. No tracking whatsoever is done by myself, though tracking of clicks by Google Analytics is done.
Washerhelp currently consists mostly of washing machine forums facilitated by Invision. 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
Any emails sent to me are treated with total privacy, and none will ever be added to any list, or passed onto a third party.
Some of my adverts use affiliate companies who collect tracking information on behalf of myself and the advertiser, so I can get paid. These companies regularly change, but include people like Impact media, Optimise media, Google Adsense
Google & Bing Analytics
As far as I can see, most serious sites on the internet use search engine Analytics tracking to see how many people visit their site.
This is so I can anonymously track which screen resolutions people use, whether they view my site on a mobile phone or computer, and whether they were using Internet explorer, Firefox, Chrome or any other browser.