Respect of your Privacy

Simple English version

Privacy Policy of the Secret Blog

We respect your privacy! We are also a secret, you can be private and secretive if you want to be.

We (for now only me – Oliver) are behind the website https://secretblog.net. The data we collect on you are very minimal.

This is our privacy policy:

Possible data collection point no. 1

If you leave comment on the website, all the data entered in the comment form will be processed by WordPress content management engine hosted on this site, to help detect who is user behind the email and to help spam detection. The moment you press ‘Send’ or ‘Comment’, the WordPress might collect your IP address. For more details see more complex section 2.2.1. Also, you consent that the information which you provide will be on display on the post/page which you commented on.

If you feel like leaving fake name – go for it. We don’t have any resources or reason to check who is behind the comment. Your privacy is always your right!

Possible data collection point no. 2

Also, WordPress engine might anonymously check if the email address entered is connected with Gravatar account, so in case you leave comment it can display a nice avatar image which you uploaded on Gravatar website. It does this anonymously with some hash encryption system of checking. For more details, check their section about privacy policy here. But again, this will happen only IF you use their services.

Again, you can use any email account you want, and no need for avatar. The area can be blank as well.

Possible data collection point no. 3

If you wish to contact us through contact page, you consent that we will see and process the information which you fill out in the contact forms, however, again, you are in no obligation to use your real name or real email. But if you require a reply, then try at least to use a valid email address. The messages go straight to our email address which is hosted privately within our own website. It’s not any of the default email providers, so only you and us can see the email.

All cookies which you accept from our website are valid for one year. After that they will disappear from your browser. If you clear your data, they are gone as well in the moment you clear the browser data. No biggie!

If you leave a comment on a post or a page, the comment can stay indefinitely on the website/post, and it will go away only with removal of the post/page or with the removal of the whole website.

Other website cookies

If there is an embedded content (like a video, image or podcast) from other websites, these websites might be able to use their own cookies. Then you have to check the website own Privacy Policy.

But if you don’t wish that, just don’t click play button and they cannot do anything else after.

Last bits and pieces

That’s all folks, for now! This Privacy Policy page will be updated accordingly with the expansion of the website.


Complicated legal version

Who we are

Our website address is: https://secretblog.net.

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.

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.

Contact forms

In the contact form we will ask for your name, email and if you send us a message, the message goes directly to our personal email. By clicking on “send” you accept that we will see and process these information. In any way you are not in obligation to use your real name or real email address.

Cookies

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.

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.

Privacy Policy for Registered Users

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, which is embedded within the administration board, so it is part of the website. User email can be checked with aforementioned Gravatar service.

Your contact information

Information provided willingly through contact form are kept in our mailbox until we decide to delete or remove the message. The mailbox is not any of these big default email addresses, it is hosted personally within the hosting service provider.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We don’t see any point in sharing or distributing your data. The website is still non profit, and it will remain so until otherwise notice.

Your data is yours and yours only. As mentioned before, you are in no obligation to use any of the real data. Be whoever you want to be, pseudonym, fake name, fake account, real name, real account.

What third parties we receive data from

Only Gravatar and WordPress if you are using any of these services. If not, you can be anonymous all you want. Be our guest!

Last bits and pieces

That’s all folks, for now! The Privacy Policy page will be updated accordingly with the expansion of the website.

About Me

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Oliver is the secret blogger behind this website. He is passionate about writing and design. He writes about life, travelling and many other things which he finds interesting.

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