Privacy Policy: Caring for Your Digital Privacy

Privacy Policy: Caring for Your Digital Privacy

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πŸ”’ We gather data from the comments form. The data we collect are IP browser user agent strings. We do this to avoid spam.

Gravatar is a service that allows users to create a profile image associated with their email address. We use an anonymized hash of your email address to check if you have a Gravatar account. This hash cannot be used to identify you personally.

If you have a Gravatar account, your profile image will be displayed on our website next to your comments. This can provide a more personalized experience for you and other users.

Gravatar allows you to use a different email address or upload a custom image instead of the default profile image to protect your privacy. You can find more information about Gravatar’s privacy policies.

Once approved, your comment will be displayed alongside your profile image.


Avoid adding photos to the site with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) if possible. Site visitors can save and parse all geotagged photographs.


πŸͺ We store your name, email, and website in cookies if you save them for streamlined commenting on our website. These cookies are valid for one year, eliminating the necessity to input your details when posting comments repeatedly.

We record specific information when you access our login page to assess your browser’s cookie functionality. This cookie does not retain personally identifiable data and is automatically removed when you close your browser.

  • When you log in, cookies are created.
  • Login-related cookies have a 24-hour expiration period.
  • Cookies that customize the user interface last for one year.
  • If you choose “Remember Me,” your login information will be securely stored for 14 days.
  • Logging out will result in the removal of these login cookies.

πŸ“ If you revisit an article to make edits or hit the “Publish” button, a new cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie solely contains the post ID of the updated article and does not contain any personally identifying information. After 24 hours, it becomes inactive.

External website content embedded within another

πŸ“„ Embedded content such as videos, photographs, and articles may appear within some of the articles on this site. When users interact with embedded content from another site, it operates as if they had visited that external site directly.

Suppose you have an account on these external sites and are logged in. In that case, the external site may gather information about you, use cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your engagements with the embedded content.

🀝 Regarding sharing your information, please note that your IP address will be included in the password reset email if you request one. πŸ”‘πŸ“§

Data Retention Period

The remark and any associated metadata will be saved permanently if you choose to leave one. This way, subsequent comments will not have to wait in a moderation queue and can be recognized and approved instantly.

We also collect and keep the personal information users supply in their user profiles if they want to register on our website. Personal information is completely viewable, editable, and deletable by all users at any time (username changes are the only exception). Website admins have access to that data as well.

Do you have any control over your information?

If you have commented or created an account on our website, you can request the data we have on file about you.

πŸ—ƒοΈ As per your rights, you are also entitled to request the deletion of all your personal information. However, please note that some records necessary for administration, legal compliance, or security reasons may not be included in this deletion process to ensure our website’s and its users’ safety and integrity.

Your information’s destination

Comments left by site visitors could be screened for spam using an automated program.

CCPA Privacy Rights:

This CCPA Privacy Rights Notice explains your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how they apply when using the TopDisqus website. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring you have the information needed to exercise your CCPA rights effectively.

πŸ” Right to Information:

You also have the right to find out what type of data our website store is related to you. This encompasses information concerning the origins of this data, the objectives behind its acquisition, and the classifications of third parties with whom we may have disclosed it.

πŸ—‘οΈ Right to Deletion:

You can also have the right to request data about you on our website. But there are some exemptions.

Once we validate your request, we will expeditiously eliminate your personal information from our databases and direct any service providers we engage with to follow suit unless the retention of such data is imperative for legal πŸ“œ or legitimate business reasons. πŸ”’

🚫 Right to Opt-Out:

You possess the privilege to decline the sale of your personal information.

We do not engage in the sale of your data for financial gain. However, we may share this information with select third parties for non-monetary benefits, such as enhancing our services or providing more personalized advertising experiences. 🎯You can exercise your right to opt out of such sharing.

🀝 Right to Non-Discrimination:

Exercising your CCPA rights will not lead to any discrimination. We will not withhold access to our products or services, impose increased prices πŸ’², or provide a diminished service πŸ“ˆ due to your decision to exercise your privacy rights.

πŸ“ How to Exercise Your Rights:

To exercise your CCPA rights, you may submit a verifiable request through the procedures delineated in our Privacy Policy. We are dedicated to adhering to the legally mandated timeframes ⏳, supplying the requested information, or implementing requisite measures as appropriate.

We are fully committed to protecting your privacy and personal data by the principles of CCPA. If you have any inquiries or apprehensions regarding our privacy protocols or the rights granted under the CCPA, please feel free to contact us via the information provided in our Privacy Policy πŸ“„.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an extensive data protection legislation that confers particular rights upon individuals residing within the European Union (EU) to protect their data.

πŸ” Right to Access:

You possess the right to request access to organizations’ data concerning you.

This right is designed to give you more control over your data and ensure it is processed lawfully and transparently. If you make a request, organizations must provide you with a copy of your data within one month, free of charge. This information should include details about the processing of your data, the purposes for which it is being processed, the categories of data involved, and any recipients of your data. By exercising your right to access, you can ensure that you have a clear understanding of how your data is being used and whether it is being processed fairly and lawfully.

✏️ Right to Rectification:

You possess the right to seek the rectification of inaccuracies or incompleteness in your data. If you believe your data is incorrect or outdated, you can request its correction to ensure accuracy.

Organizations are obligated to respond to your request within one month and take reasonable measures to verify and maintain the accuracy and currency of your data.

By asserting your right to rectification, you can ensure the accuracy of data related to you, which can serve to mitigate any adverse consequences that may result from erroneous information.

🚫 Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten):

You have the right to request the deletion of your data in specific circumstances. This encompasses situations where the data is no longer necessary for its initial intended purpose, when you revoke your consent, or when it is being processed in violation of the law. If you make such a request, organizations must delete your data within one month unless there are compelling legal reasons not to do so. By exercising your right to erasure, you can ensure that your data is deleted from an organization’s records, which can help to protect your privacy and prevent misuse of your data.

πŸ”’ Right to Restriction of Processing:

You have the option to request limitations on the processing of your data in particular situations.

This means you can request that organizations store your data without additional processing, except in restricted circumstances. For example, you might ask this if you have contested the accuracy of your data or believe the processing is unlawful. If you make such a request, organizations can only store your data and not process it further, except in limited circumstances. By exercising your right to restriction of processing, you can ensure that your data is not used in ways you do not consent to or might cause you harm.

πŸ“¦ Right to Data Portability:

You can request a copy of your data in a structured, standard readable format, for example, computer format. This implies that organizations must furnish you with your data in a form easily readable and processable by computers.

Furthermore, you can request the direct transfer of your data to another data controller. The data will be technically feasible.

It’s important to note that this right applies solely to data supplied to organizations under a contractual agreement or with your explicit consent.

By exercising your right to data portability, you can take greater control over your data and use it as you see fit.

πŸ›‘οΈ Right to Object:

You have the right to object to processing data related to you for specific purposes. This includes goals such as direct marketing or legitimate interests the data controller pursues. If you make such an objection, the controller must halt the processing unless they can substantiate compelling and lawful reasons that take precedence over your interests, rights, and freedoms. By exercising your right to object, you can prevent your data from being used in ways you do not consent to or might cause harm. This right is designed to give you greater control over your data and ensure that it is used in ways that align with your interests and values.

πŸ“ Right to Lodge a Complaint:

Suppose you suspect that your data protection rights have been infringed upon. In that case, you retain the right to file a complaint with your country’s relevant supervisory authority responsible for data protection. This right ensures that organizations are held accountable for their data protection practices and that breaches are investigated and resolved promptly. By filing a complaint, you can bring attention to any violations of your data protection rights and help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. It’s important to note that you can exercise this right at any time, regardless of whether you have used other data protection rights.

πŸ” These principles aim to empower individuals and grant them authority over their personal information. We are fully dedicated to upholding these principles and ensuring rigorous adherence to the GDPR. If you have any inquiries or wish to exercise your entitlements, please feel free to reach out to us. πŸ“©πŸ€

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