Who we are?

Better Than BRCA is a personal blog by Andreja Roškar. Our website address is https://www.betterthanbrca.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 with spam detection.

Contact forms

When visitors use our contact on the site we collect the data provided in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

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.

Newsletter

You can choose to receive (or subscribe to) Better Than BRCA newsletters. We will only use your data to send you occasional emails about new content on the blog, social media, and other relevant information or promotions. We will never share your information with any third party other than MailerLite, which is a service we use to send newsletters.

We also collect data on your newsletter use (opened emails and link clicks) to provide a better experience and offer you more information o topics you’re most interested in. You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the link at the bottom of the message.

If you would like us to delete you from MailerLite and delete all your activities, please send us a written request to [email protected]

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to better understand your use of our website. We track your visit through anonymized IP (your IP is saved in an anonymous form) and do not collect or store any personal data.

Cookies

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.

Cloudflare

The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers’ End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.

The _cfduid cookie collects and anonymizes End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified. Cloudflare places the _cfduid cookie in an End User’s web browser after the user has met certain security requirements, such as solving a Captcha challenge. The cookie is a session cookie that expires after one (1) year.

MailerLite

MailerLite Pop-up forms have the mailerlite:webform:shown cookie. This cookie is used to determine if the website visitor has seen our pop-up or not, and when to show the pop-up again.

Who we share your data with?

Data is never shared with a third party unless absolutely necessary.

Our contact forms are used to send your messages to our email account using Gmail. Data from contact forms is never used to send newsletters and promotions, we only use it for further contact which you initiated.

When you fill out our subscription form, your data is sent to MailerLite, a service we use to send you newsletters via email.

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.

Data that you submit via subscription to our email list is retained indefinitely.

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.

If you subscribed to our email list and no longer wish to receive updates from us, you can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the link in one of our emails. If you would like us to delete your data and all activities from MailerLite, please send us a written request to [email protected]

Where we send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Subscriptions to our email list are sent to MailerLite. All statistics are sent to Google in an anonymous form.