Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are GeekFluent, a technical blog site owned and mostly authored by Dave Henry. Our website address is: https://geekfluent.com

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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website could download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Sticker forms

If you fill out the Sicker Me! form to request your own GeekFluent sticker, we will use the information collected to get the sticker sent to you. Any information collected on this form is not shared with anyone, with the possible exception of our local mail person.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you’re interested in taking action to further protect your privacy on all websites you visit, you can find information below on how to disable cookies on some of the most popular browsers.

On your first visit to the site you should have been given the option to accept or refuse cookies. We’ve also added functionality that will allow you to revoke all cookies for this site after you’ve consented to them.

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.

Who we share your data with

Data collected from the website logs is shared with both WordPress and Google Analytics for the sole purpose of getting statistics on the number of unique visitors to the site and page viewing trends. All personally identifying information is removed from the data before it is sent.

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.

This site uses Google Analytics to track usage statistics. Any identifying information is anonymized before it is sent.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy on this website, you can send them to us by emailing admin@geekfluent.com and we’ll address them.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All of your data is stored in an encrypted database. All admin accounts that could access the database are password protected. All admin logins to the site are logged and a notification of any login is sent to the site owner immediately, so any unauthorized logins will be noticed right away.

Additionally, we have installed various anti-spam and security software on the site that are continuously monitoring all log files and scanning the site for any known security vulnerabilities. All software is kept up to date, so fixes for any discovered exploits are put in place as quickly as possible.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, all users affected by the breach will be notified of the breach within 24 hours of our having discovered it. Within 48 hours of our having discovered the breach, all affected users will be notified of what specific data of theirs may have been accessed.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do very little with your data. If you register with the site to post a comment, the site will allow you to opt in to using cookies to make your next login to the site more convenient.

Occasionally we find it useful or interesting to check overall data trends, for example, which browsers people are using to access the site, or what percentage of visitors are accessing the site on a mobile device. This information is useful in helping us decide where to focus attention for any site improvements.

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