Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://pandammonium.org. See the site’s About page for more details.

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 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.

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.

This site uses the WordPress Jetpack plug-in. For more details on the cookies set by Jetpack, please see https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

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.

Trackers

This site does not track you across the internet but it does have a couple of third party trackers.

The trackers picked up (and blocked) by the DuckDuckGo web browser on this site pertain to WordPress itself and to Twitter, as shown in below:

trackers on pandammonium.org
Trackers on pandammonium.org

This is a WordPress blog; WordPress has built-in code that is used to track visitors for statistical purposes.

The Twitter trackers (probably) come from the use of a third party plug-in (not an official Twitter plug-in) to display Caity’s latest tweets.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

This site does not share your data with anyone. Your data sits on a server and is largely forgotten about. It will not be sold or given away to anyone else for any purpose.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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. At this time, it’s not possible to delete your account easily.

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information is not used for any purpose, unless you subscribe to receive site updates. If you do, then your email address will be stored and you will receive an email when a new post is published. You can unsubscribe from this at any time by following the unsubscribe link in the email.