Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help detect spam.

An anonymized string created by your email address (also called a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar privacy statement is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment has been approved, your profile photo 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 location data included (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and retrieve any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms
When you send messages via the contact form, we receive your names and email address.

Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site, you can agree to keep your name, email address and website in cookies. They are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your data again when leaving a new comment. These cookies will last one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign in, we will also set some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies last two days and on-screen cookie options last one year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will last for two weeks. If you sign out of your account, your login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not include personal information and simply identifies the publication ID of the article you just edited. Expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to this website.

Analysis
We use Google Analytics to track visits to our site. In this way we understand what is interesting for you and what we need to improve.

 

Who do we share your data with?

We do not share your information with anyone. It is for internal use only.

 

How long we store your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are saved indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments, instead of queuing them for moderation.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal data at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including all data you have provided to us. You may also request that we delete any personal information we hold about you. This does not include any data that we are required to store for administrative, legal or protective purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitors’ comments can be checked through an automatic spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any questions, please send your inquiry to hello@elife.digital