Collection of information and its usage
The Site follows a standard procedure of using log files that contains visitors’ information. These files log visitors when they visit websites. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses (if you do not use a proxy server nor a VPN connection), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), device type, language settings, region, operating system, date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends on our third-party tool “Google Analytics,” administering the site, tracking visitors’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Information written in the contact form and comment form
The Site collects visitor’s name, email address and comments that visitor writes in our Contact Form or comment form on each article on Site. 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.
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.
The information provided by visitors (collectively referred to as “Personal Information”) is used solely for validating your email addresses when you leave a comment, identifying visitors when replying to their comments, analyzing visitors’ demands and improving the Site, and will not be used otherwise.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, the Site uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. Cookies do not contain any information that is personally identifiable.
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Information handling and protection
Who handles information
Only the administrator of Site handles log files, comments and Personal Information Site actively collected under an environment protected by anti-virus software. Such information will not be sent to any other devices or third-parties for other purposes than written in the next provision.
Who we send your data to
We may send visitors’ personally unidentifiable information to Google for aforementioned purposes, i.e., for analytics and user advertisement optimization purposes etc.
Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Otherwise we do not knowingly send any information of visitors to any third-parties.
How long we retain your data
Any Personal Information provided by visitors through our Contact Form is stored for a year, and will be deleted after that. Even during the storage period, if we find such information necessary, we will discard the information.
If you leave a comment on our articles, 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.
With browsers’ default settings, cookies will be stored for 26 months in the browser of visitors. As mentioned above, cookies are not linked to any personal identifiable information, and are used for the aforementioned purposes.
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to request that we disclose, update, erase or suspend the usage of your Personal Information you have provided with Site and we have stored. However, we may not erase Personal Information necessary to investigate any abuse, fraudulent, prohibited or other illegal activities by visitors.
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.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Site does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Our advertising partners
Note that Site has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Accuracy of information
We try to keep the information on our blog as accurate and up-to-date as possible, however they may contain mistakes or outdated information. Visitors acknowledge that Site will not be responsible for any loss, damage or expense incurred by visitors.
If you have any questions or requests regarding your Personal Information, you can contact us through our Contact Form.
Last updated on 11/1/2019