Privacy Policy

This is a self-hosted WordPress website whose address is: https://justinpinner.net/writing.

What personal data does this site collect and why is it collected

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this 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, it 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, this site 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 that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

WordPress supports JetPack integration for the purpose of collecting analytics, however neither JetPack nor any other analytics collection services are explicitly implemented on this site. You can find out more about JetPack at https://jetpack.com.

Who is your data shared with

Data provided by you to this site will not be shared except in circumstances described elsewhere in this privacy policy.

How long is your data retained for

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can be configured to recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website (if any), the personal information they provide in their user profile is also stored. All users can see, edit, or delete their own 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 that is held about you, including any data you have provided to this site. You can also request that any personal data held about you on this site be erased. This does not include any data that must be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where is your data sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.