Who we are
Bonsai Tonight is a blog, forum, and online store (the “site”) founded by Jonas Dupuich and located online at:
This document describes the personal information the site collects, who the information is shared with, and your rights relating to this information.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name, address, email address, website, and comment text), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
The Bonsai Tonight blog is hosted by WP Engine. See their policies at: https://wpengine.com/legal/privacy/
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. This applies when uploading images to the forum at: https://ask.bonsaitonight.com
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 such as videos or images. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This site uses Google Analytics to help us understand how the site is used. For information about Google’s role as it relates to the analytics tool, see: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Bonsai Tonight collects email addresses for users who subscribe to blog. Email address are stored and managed by ConvertKit. You can learn about ConvertKit’s policies at: https://convertkit.com/privacy/
Bonsai Tonight collects workshop enrollment data that is stored and managed by Acuity Scheduling. Learn more about Acuity Scheduling’s policies at: https://acuityscheduling.com/privacy.php
Who we share your data with
As noted in the above section, we only share your data with companies that are necessary for providing the services offered by the site.
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, 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
You can contact Bonsai Tonight with any questions regarding this policy at:
P.O. Box 6560
Alameda, CA 94501
How we protect your data
As described above, the majority of personal data that we collect is stored and managed by third party sites. Bonsai Tonight maintains backups of blog data, including visitor comments, at Backblaze.com (https://www.backblaze.com/company/privacy.html) and Dropbox.com (https://www.dropbox.com/privacy)
What data breach procedures we have in place
Upon discovery of a data breach, Bonsai Tonight will notify affected users by email within 72 hours. For online visitors, a notice regarding the breech will be placed prominently on the site.
Last updated: 5/25/2018
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