Privacy Policy

This is Nicole Navigates and our website address is and is a personal blog run by Nicole Read. This Privacy Policy will outline all you need to know about how your personal data is collected, what its used for and how it is kept secure.

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it

This blog may collect the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Contact information, such as an email address

This information will be used for internal record keeping, and to allow to send you promotional emails about content on the site you might find interesting. This information will never be shared with a third party without your express consent, unless I am required to do so by law.


When visitors leave comments on Nicole Navigates, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on Nicole Navigates, 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.


Nicole Navigates uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used most frequently, and this information is used in statistical analysis. Nicole Navigates also uses cookies to help improve your experience by remembering your preferences and tailoring content accordingly.

Embedded content

Articles on Nicole Navigates 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third parties

Google analytics

Nicole Navigates uses Google Analytics which is a third party service. Google Analytics collects standard internet log information and details of traffic, and visitor behaviour patterns. This information is used by Nicole Read to calculate information such as number of visitors in a year or in a month, plus the popularity of certain blog posts or content. This information is published on Nicole Navigates and in my media kit which but is not processed in a way that identifies individuals. We do not make, nor do we allow Google to make, any attempt to identify any individual accessing this website.


Nicole Navigates currently runs a newsletter on Mailchimp. Mailchimp is a DIY marketing platform which makes it easy to contact readers via newsletters. If you have previously agreed to submit your personal information, you are free to change your mind at any time by emailing Nicole Navigates sent a GDPR reminder email on 22nd May 2018 to comply with GDPR and to give readers a chance to opt-in or opt-out. You can read Mailchimps Privacy Policy here.

How long is information retained for?

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 Nicole Navigates (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.

For more information on this Privacy Policy, please email

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when appropriate. This Privacy Policy was made on 22nd May 2018.