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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://simkimsia.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 can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

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. Also, if you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Note that, 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.

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

Analytics

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Who we share your data with

Personally I don’t share your data with anyone. And I don’t intend to change this policy in the future. I will most probably install Google Analytics and other such plugins to do traffic tracking for administrative purposes.

And while I am technical enough to build robots using software, I’m not that good to know exactly and completely what some of these plugins can do in terms of collecting data. Please understand I will never give 3rd party your data knowingly. If I even have your data in the first place.

Once I know any of the plugins I use are practising any kind of sneaky behaviour, I will terminate the usage and delete all known data on their service as soon as possible and within my control.

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.

Your contact information

I may install email newsletters, so if you sign for those, your email address and other contact information may be saved in those email newsletter software.

Additional information

You may have heard of the term “on a need to know basis”. My policy is similarly simple. If I don’t need it, I won’t ask for it. So any information I collect is deemed to be necessary or useful for me to provide a good experience for you.

How we protect your data

I have installed SSL for the domain URL and I have installed Wordfence, a security WordPress plugin for this WordPress blog.

The hosting and database is entirely controlled by EasyWP.

Data collected in email newsletter is held with the 3rd Party email newsletter software companies. I use strong passwords and 1Password to store the passwords.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there’s a data breach, the procedures will be:

  1. Stop all operations.
  2. Assess the level of damage caused.
  3. Execute all remedial measures associated with the damage caused. Inform any one affected.
  4. Investigate cause of breach.
  5. Adopt measures to prevent similar breach. These may include shutting down the blog entirely, or transplanting to another hosting provider.
  6. Then and only then, do we return to normal operations.

What third parties we receive data from

None. I just simply write my own blog  and continue to do so for a long time. My main goal is to finally break the cycle of write new blog, and then abandon blog. Right now, receiving data from third parties make no sense with regards to that main goal.

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

None. This is a WordPress blog.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I am not a member of a regulated industry, and also not subject to additional privacy laws.

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