Privacy Policy

The personal data we collect

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this blog — https://loopholes.blog/ — 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 purpose of this is to display a personalized profile picture with your comment. After approval of your comment, this picture will be visible to the public in the context of that comment. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available at https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Media

If you upload images together with a comment, you should avoid embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the blog can download and extract any location data from images found there.

Cookies

If you leave a comment you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. No such information is required to be able to make comments and these cookies are solely for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again if you wish for them to be associated with subsequent comments. 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this blog may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as when visiting 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.

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 automatically approve any comments you make subsequently, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who choose to register on our blog, 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). The blog administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this blog, 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.