What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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. But, honestly, we don’t allow comments. So…

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: 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.

Contact forms

Well, we do keep information you give us to get in touch with you! But, again, we never share it with outside companies, marketing groups, our buddies, or the like…unless otherwise directed.

Cookies

By leaving a comment you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your ease so 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

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 who 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 this 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 we obliterate any personal data we have for you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitors may be vetted with an automated spam detection service (CAPTCHA).

Your contact information

We do not and will not share your information with others in any way without your consent.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personal data is be subject to additional safeguards to ensure it is processed securely. We work to make sure data is encrypted when in transit and we don’t store your data on this site. This data will be limited to a few people within 5fifty5 Media, Inc. to whom confidentiality is paramount.  

We’ll take all safeguards reasonably necessary to ensure your information is treated like our own and in subject to this Policy.

We all know the internet and movement of 1’s and 0’s is not completely locked down. Though we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to any of our websites. So, just like you’d do on any other site, do so at your own risk.

Visit EFF.org for more information on Privacy and the Internet