Privacy Policy


UPDATED.  28 SEPTEMBER 2020


Our website address is: https://leeanneliebenberg.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  • Comments
    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 anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Read the Gravatar service privacy policy here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
  • Cookies
    We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Please read our Cookie policy here.
  • 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.

Collection of your personal information

We collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to us when using our online form(s) or email address and can include the following:

  • Name and contact details
    We collect your first name and surname, email address, phone number(s), and other relevant contact data.
  • Derivative Data
    Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
  • Mobile Device Data
    Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.

All information that you provide to us must be correct, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Tracking technologies

  • Cookies and Web Beacons
    We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. For more information on how we use cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy posted on the Site, which is incorporated into this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy.
  • Website Analytics
    We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

Who we share your data with

We only share and disclose your information in the following situations:

  • Compliance with laws
    We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital interests and legal rights
    We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Business transfers
    We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Affiliates
    We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require them to honor this privacy policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

How long do we retain your data

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes of the form you have completed.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We also store the personal information you provide in a secure database for users that register on our website. Website administrators can see and edit that information. Please contact us by email at info@leeanneliebenberg.com if you want us to delete your personal information.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal data has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

What rights you have over your data

You have the right

  • to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information,
  • to ask rectification or erasure,
  • to restrict the processing of your personal information, and
  • if applicable, to data portability.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate our website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser, and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our site and other technical details. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Your contact information

Email. info@leeanneliebenberg.com