As of January 20 , 2020 – please check back regularly for updates
General information and policies
In general, you may visit this website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Some portions of this website may require you to give us personally identifiable information, which is information that enables us to identify you, such as your name, IP address, or email, or other personal information. If you opt to provide us personal information, we may use it for purposes such as verifying your identity, sending you information, making the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once, helping you quickly find services or information on the website, and helping us create content most relevant to you.
Under no circumstances are we interested in any data by minors. We expect users who provide us with personal information on this website to be of legal age as defined in their respective countries. If you are not of legal age, please do not leave comments or contact us, as this information might be stored as described below.
We encourage our readers to enhance their own privacy by using VPNs and browsers that do not retain Internet surfing information. When you comment on our blog, we don’t care whether you use your real or a fake name. We only care about that you are not a bot or spammer and use a real email address (which will not be displayed); for that reason we use Akismet (see below) to protect our site.
Cookies – an overview
You can also configure your browser to show and reject cookies. Moreover, programs like CC Cleaner allow you to regularly clean your device by deleting all cookies and other debris resulting from your web surfing. We encourage you to do so.
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, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
We use Contact Form 7 and Flamingo to allow you to contact us straight from this site instead of using email. These plugins help us collect and stores submission data collected through contact forms, which may include the submitters’ personal information, in the database on the server that hosts our website. We only collect the minimum info necessary to serve you – we will never ask for any info regarding religion, race, age, political orientation, income, health, sexual orientation, social security / tax ID numbers, home address, and similar private info.
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 up to a year.
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 same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This website uses the Jetpack WP plug-in that comes with WordPress.com Stats functionality to monitor our web traffic and help us modify and optimize our site. Jetpack is offered by Automattic. With regard to Jetpack, we like to disclose the following according to Automattic:
The following data might be used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Data Visibility and Retention: Any piece of data explicitly identifying a specific user (IP address, WordPress.com ID, WordPress.com username, etc.) is not visible to us, the site owner when using this feature. For example, we as site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but we cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used only for the purpose of powering this feature.
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.
Where we send your data
When you use the Social Media buttons and third-party links on our website to like, comment, view, or share posts and content with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Youtube, etc., you are establishing a connection between this site and them. We have no control over their respective privacy and data protection policies. You should assume that they like to track you and store your data as much as possible. Please refer to the privacy policies of any company your are sharing information with.
Where your data is stored and how it is transmitted
Our hosting company and its servers are in the US. It is a leading and highly rated provider for WordPress and other hosting and Internet related services. We have no reason to doubt that our host provider has sufficient security in place to maintain and guard any data. If you are from outside the US, you accept that your data is stored and transmitted to/from the US. You also need to assume that the US government has access to and is monitoring all data stored in and transmitted to/from the US. Don’t blame us for that. Your government is likely doing the same.
As you can see from the web address https://goglobalbehappy.com in your browser, we are using the SSL protocol. Otherwise you would only see http instead of https.
Our website address is: https://goglobalbehappy.com. This website is operated by Michael Froehls, Las Vegas, NV, USA. You can reach us via the Contact link on this page, or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org