Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 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.
We collect personal information only when it is voluntarily submitted to us via a contact form or similar form on the website, which requires direct human input. All such forms are optional, and you can choose not to provide this information.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
Website activity, such as the pages visited, time on page, bounce rate, and similar metrics will be captured as users navigate through our websites. This data is not personal information and does not contain any identifiable information about the user. Rather, this data is session-based and not user-based.
Third party websites
This website may link to external websites, social media platforms and other forms of content. We have no control over any third party that you engage with after leaving this website. If you visit any third party by clicking on a link on this website, you do so subject to the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies for those third parties.
How we share this information
Usage data, including time spent on the site, pages visited and other metrics are captured by Google, Facebook and other marketing services via a tracking pixel to enable website analytics and digital marketing features. However, no user identifiers or personal information is included in that usage data.
We may choose to share any of the information we collect with our service providers. Service providers are third parties that we work with as part of the running of this website. We use service providers to process and distribute emails, provide customer service, manage promotions and special offers, and automate tasks.
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.
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.
If you no longer wish to receive email messages from us, you have the right to opt out. You can do this by following the instructions at the bottom of any of the emails we sent you. Alternatively you can reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How We Share Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Data collected on this site may be shared with our affiliated companies or subsidiary businesses. We may share data with third party services that we use for our marketing activities in order to conduct business.
Through our partnerships, we take precautions to safeguard all data. However, given the nature of the internet, there is always a risk of data loss or data breach. Therefore it is important that all users of our websites note that we cannot provide a complete guarantee of the safety and security of any data collected about you or your usage of our websites. By using this website and our affiliate websites, you agree to assume all risk related to this data.
Please reach us at email@example.com for any questions you have.