Effective: 1 September 2020
We collect personal data to track your visit behavior.
When you leave comments on the site and/or make purchases, the Blog collects this data shown in the comments and checkout forms, respectively as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist in SPAM detection, the planning of marketing strategies, and to predict visitor and customer behavior.
California Do Not Track Disclosures
The “do not track” feature of many browsers allows you to opt-out of allowing your Internet browser activities tracked by the websites that you visit. At this time, the website does not respond to browser “do not track” signals, but you may opt-out of interest-based advertising here: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/.
If you leave a comment on our website 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 complete the account enrollment form again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, the website 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, the Blog 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.
Comments, Questions, and Answers
If you upload images to this website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
The Blog collects contact information on our general contact as well as our mailing list subscription forms, which may include demographic information such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
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Your data stays with us
Your personal data is not sold to others without your expressed consent. We share information about you with third parties for the purposes of our marketing, advertising and sales activities, including, and not limited to customer reviews (such as for the utilization of rating services.
Your contact information is secure
We keep your data for a time specified
For users that register on our website (if any), the Moderator also stores 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). The website administrator can also see and edit that information. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website administrator can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Your user rights over the data we collect
If you have an account on this website 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 the Moderator 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, questions, and comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Protection of your data is our key priority
The website administrator has developed a thorough security plan to protect your data and thwart theft of your data. The security plan includes the following elements, which are discussed below. Our computer systems and smartphones employ Windows Hello and Samsung Face Recognition software, which are some of the most secure biometric platforms in the industry. This website employs the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) extension, which is a commonly-used Internet network connection technology. The communication protocol for HTTPS is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which supports the authenticity of this website, protects your privacy, and the transfer of browsing data between this website and its users. Thus, your visit data, including payment information, is protected against hacking, theft, and alteration.
The website also employs strong passwords, which are changed frequently, for the authentication of employee and administrator accounts. To ensure that threats are not propagated through our network, the website administrator protects the site’s e-mail account against viruses, ransomware, and malware by virus scan services from our web hosting provider, 1&1 Ionos. The Site also uses server-level firewall protection and Microsoft Defender software. To prevent the use and action of malicious, unsecured wifi networks, the Site employs the Lenovo WiFi security feature. To prevent permanent data loss, we have developed a contingency plan for power disruptions to our computer systems, and the Moderator frequently backup website data to a secure, external source. Lastly, to guard against data breaches, your information is protected by Mastercard ID Theft Protection services, which monitors this website for possible threats.
Our security plan serves you
The Blog will contact all and affected users if we determine a data breach or other security threats concerning your user data. Any threats to the security of the website and information about breach of user data will also be posted on this website to notify all and affected persons.
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data