Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

MNML Living, a minimalist’s shopping blog and guide. You can contact us via our contact form for any reason.
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

MNML Living collects personal data via

  • User Comments
  • Our Contact form
  • User Ratings
  • User Media Uploads
  • Our Affiliate Partners
  • Advertising


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 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.

Comments can be removed at any time by contacting us with the user name, email address, and link to the comment made.


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.

Contact forms

Users are able to contact us directly via our contact form. Personal information (such as your name and email address) are not required in order to contact us, but recommended if you would like a direct reply from us. If personal information is provided we use it in order to reply to your messages.

Contact form user’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.

User Ratings

On each product review page we have an optional rating system called “Minimalist Love” should you choose to use this feature your IP address will be stored in order to remember that a rating has been cast on that particular item. This ensures votes are only counted once per person.  


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.

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.

Google analytics sets a cookie with a randomly generated ID in order to track user’s sessions across pages and visits to our website. This information helps us to provide a better user experience.

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.


We use Google Analytics to collect website usage information in order to help make our website more user friendly and to analyze historical web traffic trends. We tell Google Analytics to anonymize our users by removing their IP address before logging visit and website usage. Because of this, we do not hold any personally identifiable information within Google Analytics.

You can view Google Analytics privacy policy here:

How long we retain your data

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 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.

Google analytics data is held indefinitely in order to help us understand historical trends and site usage.

Contact form data is held indefinitely to improve customer service and for our own internal records.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or ratings 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.

Make requests through our contact form using the same device in the same location that you used to create any PII with us.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Google Analytics data is sent to google.

Your contact information

You can contact MNML Living at any time through our contact form.

Affiliate information

MNML Living operates primarily as an affiliate website.
As an affiliate website, we collect a small commission for each sale made on the websites that we link to at no additional cost to you.

This means that on some applicable links to other websites and products we attach a website identifier to inform them that we have sent you to their site as a potential lead for a sale. These websites may use cookies or other means in order to track your session and help determine if a purchase was made due to MNML Living’s lead in order to compensate us for that purchase at no additional cost to you. We are glad that we can help you find minimalist products, and we thank you for supporting our efforts at MNML Living.

MNML Living may use ads to help monetize our website. We have set these ads to not use or track personally identifiable information.

How we protect your data

We take several measures to safeguard the collection, transmission and storage of the data we collect. Although we strive to employ reasonable protections for your information that are appropriate to its sensitivity, we do not guarantee or warrant the security of the information you share with us and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, loss or inadvertent disclosure of your information or content. No system is 100% secure. We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information.

To help ensure that these measures are effective in preventing unauthorized access to your private information, you should be aware of the security features available to you through your browser. You should use a security-enabled browser to submit your credit card information and other personal information. Please note that if you do not use a SSL-capable browser, you are at risk for having data intercepted.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach we will contact people who we believe are effected, if possible. We will also update any portion of our website that could have caused the data breach.

What third parties we receive data from

  • We receive limited, anonymous data from our affiliate partners regarding sales and click information.
  • We receive limited, anonymous data about click and view information of ads.
Last Edited on 06-16-2018

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