Site Security & Privacy. Please read.
Our website address is: http://www.oakleaves.me. (unsecure)
No personal data is required on this site unless you become an editor.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If, as an editor or commentary, 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.
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.
Who we share your data with
We share data with nobody, but please note that this site is not ‘secure’ in the sense that I will take extreme measures to protect it from hacking. Although I will do my best to protect it, protection is very costly, therefore, ike any site on the Web, it may be and can be vulnerable to information theft so please avoid the use of personal data.
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. NEVER PLACE ANY DATA INTO YOUR PROFILE THAT WOULD PERMIT IDENTITY THEFT INCLUDING SSN, PHONE NUMBERS, ETC.
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. Otherwise, any comments or other information is retained here and will be removed at your request.
Your contact information
What contact information you provide is up to you. I, personally, do not and will not request this information.
Unnecessary, and voluntary.
How we protect your data
Basic web security. THIS IS NOT A SECURE SITE. IT IS VULNERABLE. The contents provided by this site are for information and entertainment purposes only. Your comments are welcome, but not required. ANY information you provide is done so at of your own volition and at your own risk.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Beyond what the host provider has in place, no extreme measure are taken to protect these contents. This is a BLOG page, much the same as writing an email or sending you a letter. It is subject to capture by any who feel it necessary to do so for their cheap thrill or whatever titillation they might receive from their little hacking adventures, so please be aware that this is a public forum and any information you provide should be what you know is already common knowledge.
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements