Privacy Policy

Update to privacy policy

Who we are

Changing Lanes is an independent Irish motoring blog established in 2014. Our website address is http://changinglanes.ie. Changing Lanes publishes motoring news, car reviews and features, which can be read for free on our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Email sign-up

Your email address is collected when you choose to receive notifications of new blogs posts by email from the opt-in form on our website. This allows us to send you new blog posts by email.

WordPress.com users

If you are following Changing Lanes using the WordPress.com Reader, we can only see when you started to follow this blog and your username. If you have a website or blog with WordPress.com it will be linked to your username and visible to us when your username is clicked.

How to stop receiving communication from Changing Lanes

You can unfollow Changing Lanes in the WordPress.com Reader by clicking Manage under the text ‘You are following this blog’. Then click to unfollow this blog.

To stop receiving email notifications when a new post is published on Changing Lanes, click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email you receive.

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 spam detection.

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

If you leave a comment on the site, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

Contact form

Our contact form will ask you to complete your name, email address and your comment to facilitate returning an answer to your query.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

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.

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

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to analyse the performance of the site using cookies to track how people are using this site. Cookies can be disabled in your browser.

Google AdSense

This site uses Google AdSense to support the site. AdSense uses cookies to place relevant and targeted ads in your browser when you are viewing our site. Cookies can be disabled in your browser.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, 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.

Contact

If you have any questions on this policy, please contact our editor Caroline Kidd at caroline@changinglanes.ie.