Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our web­site address is: https://watervortex.net.

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. 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

Who we share your data with

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements