Who is this?
Since July 1997 my web address has been: https://c-8.com.
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What personal data is collected and why it is collected
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.
The Jetpack system is used to allow users to leave comments on this site using their existing Social Media Accounts, instead of signing up to this site. The Jetpack system is owned and operated by automattic.com – Details of how your data is used can be read below.
Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.
The following information is also sent to Akismet for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.
Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.
This feature is only accessible if you are also logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of Automattic’s mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.
Activity Tracked: Comment likes.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies are setup 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.
Stats about your visit are used to figure out how this site is being used and to determine whether changes are required to make things easier for visitors.
These stats are powered by a wordpress plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-slimstat/). This data is not shared with other sites or organisations. Your IP address is anonymised (by converting the last number into a zero) and your browser fingerprint is not tracked.
Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (
jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
Who is your data shared with?
Apart from that listed above – As far as I know – No one.
How long is your data retained?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so any follow-up comments can be automatically recognized and approved, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), the personal information they provide is stored 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.
Stats are retained indefinitely – But are anonymized before storage.
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 held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service – Askimet: https://akismet.com/privacy/
I have requested that the hosting company, who provide the equipment on which this site is stored & operated, store this site (c-8.com) – and associated data – in Europe. However, I have no control over their internal procedures and so cannot guarantee that is the case.