Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to Joiz has a few fundamental principles that she follows here:

I won’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect my rights.
I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the on-going operation of the site.
I aim for full transparency on how I gather, use, and share your personal information.

What personal data collects and why it is collected

Like most website operators, Joiz collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, Joiz may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of her website.

Joiz also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and visitors leaving comments in an effort to fight spam or analyze the source of traffic errors.


When visitors leave comments on the site, Joiz collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Automattic’s Akismet service is currently used for detecting spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to Automattic’s Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The Akismet service and Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

Instagram Feed

Instagram Feed plugin uses Instagram API on website front end. All the data received from Instagram via API is cached in the database for some short period to provide front end optimization. You may request Joiz to delete your Instagram data if it is accidentally cached in this website database with hashtag feed data. Instagram saves some cookies in browsers of website visitors via API data. These cookies are mostly used for security purposes. They are regulated under terms of Instagram’s Privacy Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles and the sidebars 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 uses Google Analytics to collect statistics about the behavior of the visitors of the website. You can learn more of how Google uses information from here:


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Joiz’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Joiz’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Advertising partners, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings or

Who we share your data with

As mentioned above, uses and may share your data to the following services:

  • Automattic
  • Google Analytics and Google Adsense
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube (via embedded content)

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so 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 Joiz allows any at any point in time), 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, including Joiz, can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to the use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that limit the use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

If you have registered an account here, you can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account profile settings (except your username).
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data Joiz holds about you, including any data you have provided to You can also request that Joiz erase any personal data she holds about you. This does not include any data Joiz is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you aren’t able to access your account (if registered), or you would like to contact Joiz about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Joiz to, well, find out how to reach her. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Where we send your data

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

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Joiz may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at her sole discretion. Joiz encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes that may impact you. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

How to Reach Joiz

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, or you would like to contact Joiz about any of the rights mentioned in the Your Rights section above, please contact her.