Coryl Reef

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Privacy Policy

Who we are

“CorylDork” is a personal blog and portfolio run by Coryl Reef, located in Ontario, Canada. In sum, this privacy policy outlines how data is collected via Google analytics and voluntary comments left on blog posts through the WordPress content management system.

This policy is current as of 29 May 2018.

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 by clicking here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

Visitors currently cannot upload media directly to the website. Location-sensitive data is not available for any of the media uploaded on this site.

Contact forms

By using one of the contact forms, you agree to voluntarily provide a valid Email Address and your IP address. This information is not shared with third parties and is only used for correspondence and identification purposes.

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.

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

This website uses Google Analytics. More information is available via Google’s policies. For this website, IP addresses are tracked and anonymized for the purpose of statistics regarding website hits, page views, and approximate geolocating. Geolocation is conducted by using IP addresses, which are recorded through anonymization. This method of protecting your privacy removes the final octet of a visitor’s IP address before storage. Analytics tracks all users of the website, whether they are registered users or not. This website does not use Remarketing, Demographics and Interests reports. This website tracks Outbound links as Events.

Who we share your data with

Data collected via this website may be shared with third party companies or transferred with transparent consent from CorylDork.

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 Akismet to detect spam. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use Akismet anti-spam service. The information collected depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Our contact information

Concerns can be addressed to Coryl Reef via email: coryl@coryldork.org

This page was last updated on May 29, 2018.