Privacy Policy

Who We Are

The Soap Scoop is committed to providing you, our user, with entertaining soap opera spoilers and news. Our website address is: TheSoapScoop.com. Please contact us at any time with any concerns at contact@thesoapscoop.com.

Personal Data We May Collect

The Soap Scoop may collect personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences or transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

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 also be provided to the Gravatar service to see 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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

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.

Third-party advertising may also use cookies and other technology to gather information about your use of our website.

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.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, Twitter and Facebook to gain insights, for marketing purposes and improve the functionality for users of The Soap Scoop.

You can opt-out of having cookies placed for the purposes of Google Analytics. If you wish to do so, please download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment on The Soap Scoop, 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.

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.

Where We Send Your Data

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

Additional information

Lite-Speed Cache

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.

Social Media

The Soap Scoop may also offer social media sharing features and other tools, like the Facebook Like button. This allows our users to share actions they take on our services with other social media. Using these features enables sharing information with friends or the general public. For further information about the rationale and the scope of data collection and processing regarding social media sharing, please visit the privacy policies of the social media companies that provide these features.

How To Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any privacy questions or concerns at privacy@thesoapscoop.com.