Privacy Policy


Our website address is: (website)

Owner and data controller: Yolanda Pedrosa (editor)

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

At Digital Search Lab we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by and how we use it. The statement only applies to this Website.

The date of the latest version of the privacy policy can be located at the end of this policy. We recommend you to review this privacy policy when you visit so you are aware about our use of information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information the User Voluntarily Submit to the Website: These type of information may include, but not limited to, your name, email address and website collected when the user subscribes to the newsletter, leaves a comment, submits a contact form, etc.

Information We Collect from Third Parties: We may receive information about the User from third parties such as cookies, IP address, first name, last name, email address, profile picture and usage data.


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 choose to leave a comment on our site we require your name and email address. We also ask for the User’s website URL but it is not a compulsory requirement to post a comment. Users might choose not to provide their website URL. 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. For more information about cookies read our Cookies Policy.

The user’s name, email address, website, comment text, IP address and user agent are accessible by the owner of this website.

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.

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

When you use the contact form on the Website an email is automatically sent to us. The information you supply such as email address and name are sent to our email and stored on the email server. We don’t use your personal data to send you marketing material or newsletters. We will only use your data to reply to your email.


For more information about cookies read our Cookies Policy.

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.


Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse our web traffic and user behaviour. Google Analytics may capture your IP address but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc. and the platform collects cookies and usage data. Google Inc. processes the data in the United Estates, outside the UK or European Union. but it complies with data protection requirements in the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United Estates. Please read Google’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Who we share your data with

Our Site currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to track Website usage and to access information such as traffic, referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

At the time of writing, your personal information is not shared with any other third party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.

How long we retain your data

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.

Google Analytics data is retained for 26 months.

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.

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

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.

Most advertising networks offer you the possibility to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or

Where we send your data

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

Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc. and the platform collects cookies and usage data. Google Inc. processes the data in the United Estates, outside the UK or European Union. but it complies with data protection requirements in the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United Estates. Please read Google’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

How we protect your data

We adopt appropriate security measures to protect against unautorised access, alteration, disclosure or unautorised destruction of your personal information, username, password and data stored on our Website. Our site is scanned on a regular basis in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.


This website uses third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information such as browser type, click stream information, time and date, etc.  about your visits to this and other websites. They might use these information to provide advertisements about products and services of interest to you.  These websites usually use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. You can read more about this behavioural advertising practice here.

Google Adsense

This website works with Google Adsense and therefore some of the ads on the website may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at

Affiliate Programs

This website works with third party affiliate advertising networks. Affiliate marketing is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If the user clicks on a link for that has the affiliate tracking code embedded, a cookie will be placed on the user’s browser to track any sales transactions and report on that activity.


On the website, you have the option to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter can be used for advertising purposes and may contain tracking pixel and affiliate links. The pixel allows us to analyse the success of online marketing campaigns. These tracking pixels allow us to track which links within the email you click on. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Children’s Information

We strongly believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree with this policy, please do not use our Website. If you continue to use the Website following the posting of changed to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email me at

This document was last updated on the 10th May 2020.

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