Last update: June 15 2018.
Please email at [email protected] with any questions you have.
1. What data is collected?
In order for you to use this website and/or receive the newsletter, TLR will ask you for some of your personal data (e.g. name, email address, etc.). The amount and type of information that is gathered depends on your use of the website. For example, if you want to sign up for the community, you will be asked to provide a username, email address and password.
You can always refuse to supply personal data. However, this may prevent you from receiving the services TLR provides and may prevent you from engaging in activities on the site. TLR will never request sensitive personal data, such as health information, and TLR suggests that you not provide any such sensitive personal data.
How long does TLR keep this data?
Information collected when you make a financial transaction
When you support the podcast with a financial contribution, you are asked to provide additional information including, as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process the transaction. In each case, TLR collects such information only to fulfil the purpose of your transaction.
Handling this data allows TLR to:
- Send you important account/contribution/service information.
- Respond to your queries, refund requests or complaints.
- Process payments and prevent fraudulent transactions. TLR does this on the basis of TLR’s legitimate organizational interests.
- Set up and administer your account, provide technical and contributor support, and to verify your identity.
Additionally, TLR may also collect the following information:
- Your contribution comments if you choose to leave them on our website.
- Cookies which are essential to keep track of your contribution history whilst your session is active. This allows you to access your contribution receipt without being a registered, logged in user.
- Account email/password to allow access to your account, if you have one.
- If you choose to create an account with us, your name and email will be used to populate the donation form for future contributions.
To process your financial contribution, TLR connects with one of these services (you choose which service is used):
- Paypal or
Information collected when you create an account
To be active on the community, you need to provide a username, first name and email address. This data is asked to be able to create an account for this closed community. TLR chooses to have a registered user only community. This means only visitors with an account (‘users’) can access and participate in the community.
When users leave comments or posts on the site, TLR collects the data shown in the comments and post 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. Other users can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you enter information into a contact form, this information will kept indefinitely. TLR does not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
As is true of most websites, TLR gathers information automatically when you visit and use the website. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, Internet service provider (ISP), browser type, referring or exit pages, the files viewed on the website (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system and date/time stamp.
TLR has access to basic analytical software to understand this information. The services it uses to host and maintain this website often provide these tools to report on the functioning of the website. For example: to calculate the cost of the website hosting, TLR’s host (WP Engine) tracks the amount of visits to this website.
Cookies on the website
This website only uses functional cookies. This means TLR only implements cookies needed to support the core functionalities of the website. For example: to be able to stay logged in as a user.
Functional cookies used on this website:
- WordPress cookies for core functionality
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
- Cloudflare cookie (third party) to speed up and protect this website
- Cookies to keep track of your contribution history
There are no cookies with the purpose of tracking your behaviour on this website. TLR also never tracks you for ad targeting. Whenever possible, TLR prevents other businesses from tracking you when you use this website.
Embedded content from other websites
TLR uses Mailchimp as a newsletter service. Mailchimp gathers data on who opens newsletters sent by TLR to report on the delivery and consumption rate of the email newsletters. Mailchimp also gathers which recipients click on a link for the same purpose.
2. How TLR uses personal data
TLR will only use the personal data we collect as reasonably necessary for the following purposes:
- to allow you to use and interact with the website and its online community;
- to process your financial contributions;
- to inform you about continued development of the podcast, website and related products.
- to send the newsletter (only when you have given specific consent)
- to evaluate your interest in the newsletter with the goal of improving it
- as required by applicable law or legal requirements pertaining to records retention or for internal administrative purposes; or
- as specifically authorized by you in writing.
3. Disclosure to third parties
TLR will not disclose your personal data to third parties except as follows:
- when TLR believes disclosure is required to comply with any law or legal request;
- to enforce our legal and contractual rights, or to protect the rights and safety of others;
- to third parties who help provide any part of the website or newsletter, to the limited extent required for such help, and on condition that they may not further disclose your data or use it for any other purpose.
Third parties who help provide parts of this website by processing your data:
- Stripe (payment through credit card)
- Paypal (payment through Paypal account or credit card)
- Clouflare (improve speed, stability and securiy of the website)
- WPEngine (the host of this website)
- Libsyn (host of the audio files)
4. Procedures to protect personal data.
It is important to know TLR has separate data processing agreements (when required) with vendors that process data for TLR. This data might be stored on servers outside the EU.
- Cloudflare (Improve website speed, stability and security)
- Mailchimp (Send newsletters)
- WPengine (Host of website)
- Libsyn (Host of the audio files)
5. Your rights over personal data that we control.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data TLR holds about you, including any data you have provided to TLR. You can also request that TLR erases any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data TLR isare obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Change your data
If you would like to change any of your data on this website, you can log into your account and change most of it.
Delete your data
You can also delete your account and data you have provided from the settings panel.
Export (transfer) your data
You can download your private messages from your inbox.
Request data to be exported, changed or deleted
Upon request, TLR will provide you with details regarding your personal data that has been collected by TLR or which is under TLR’s control. You can submit a request for any information to which you don’t have access or the ability to change or delete yourself. You can do this by sending an email to [email protected] TLR will process this request within a reasonable term as required by law.
Opt out of newsletter
You can opt-out of receiving the newsletter by following the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the e-mails. You can also use this page to unsubscribe.
About The Lesbian Romantic
The Lesbian Romantic is a brand owned by Cheesecake Media BVBA. Thus, all responsibilities and commitments stated in this policy will be upheld by Cheesecake Media BVBA to the best of its abilities. Sigrid Dufraimont, owner of Cheesecake Media BVBA, will handle the collected data.
Contract address for TLR:
The Lesbian Romantic
Post Office Gent Centrum
Lange Kruisstraat 55
PO Box 11