Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is established to help users of the website better understand what user data is collected and how it is handled. Please read the following to learn more about the site’s privacy policy, and how personally identifiable information collected from visitors and users is treated. While this isn’t the most glamorous of documents, privacy is a big concern these days, and it is taken very seriously for all visitors.

Who we are

This privacy policy is for the greengeekblog.com website, who’s IP address is: https://149.28.117.84. This site is a blog that is owned and operated by the proprietor, and all written content is created and managed by the site owner.

What this Privacy Policy covers

This privacy policy covers Green Geek Blog’s treatment of personally identifiable information collected by the Green Geek Blog through this website. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Green Geek Blog does not own or control, or of persons that the Green Geek Blog does not employ or manage, including any third-party content contributors bound by contract and any third-party websites to which the site may link.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Below are the various forms of personal data collected on this site and why it is collected.

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

Information provided by users on contact forms is received by the site operating within an email and is used to enable a response to the original contact.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses standard WordPress analytics along with Google analytics to provide basic information regarding visitors to this site.

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 visit our login page, 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.

For additional details on management and use of cookies, please see the separate Cookie Policy below.

Who we share your data with

The Green Geek Blog does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

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

If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy policy, or your own personal information, please get int contact using the site provided contact form.

Additional information

Security and how we protect your data

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your Green Geek Blog information is protected for your privacy and security. In almost all areas of our website, as identified on the site by a lock icon, industry-standard SSL-encryption is used to protect data transmissions. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access through access control procedures and physical security measures.

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

No data is purchased about any users or potential users from this site. This site does however integrate with information provided by trusted third-party services including additional analytics from WordPress and Google.

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

No automated decisions or profiling is done with user data on this site.

Changes to this policy

Green Geek blog may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time. Please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of the site after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

 

Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy above.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website, which can be accessed below.

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Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: greengeekblog.com

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help make this website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How are cookies used?

As most of the online services, this website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on this website are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies are used?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of the site. They allow the site to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help to understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: This website may display advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that are shown to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help  keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

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How can I control cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can revisit the cookie consent from the link below:

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In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.