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October 21, 2018

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.greatwhitetribe.com.

greatwhitetribe.com, like most websites,  collects non personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. greatwhitetribe.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how its visitors use its website. From time to time, it may release non personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

greatwhitetribe.com also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. greatwhitetribe.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

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.

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless agreed, or if they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

An anonymised 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 requested on contact forms is limited to a name & an email address. Akismet will automatically scan these to limit danger to the site, for example from hacking or viruses. Subscription forms require only the same limited information. The information provided by the user may be stored on a local or server backup for as long as it is current & no request has been made to remove it. This backup is part of the normal housekeeping that makes it possible to restore the site if required.

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

Analytics

Google Analytics is not revealing IP addresses on reports, but does track IPs addresses for statistics.

Google Analytics provides a browser extension that will allow users to opt-out tracking across all websites. It is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Who we share your data with

greatwhitetribe does not sell or provide email addresses to any 3rd party unless required by law. It holds only basic information due to the nature of the blog.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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. Users on this site are the Administrator. The hosting service or agencies acting to repair the site may potentially require access.

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. Some information may exist on the hosting backup service. The purpose of this is to maintain, repair & restore the site if something goes wrong. A back may be made locally for the same reason to keep the site operational.

Your contact information

You control the contact information we have. This is limited to the name you provide & the email address. greatwhitetribe.com never sells or shares this information unless legally required to do so.

Additional information

Third party links & apps have their own privacy policies beyond our reasonable control. When linking to these sites, please check their individual policies.

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by greatwhitetribe.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adense has its own policy. For convenience & clarity, a separate link is available at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/ explaining how Google manages data in its ads products.

How we protect your data

Due to the nature of this blog, greatwhitetribe.com collects minimum personal data. Access is limited to the Administrator & agencies who may someday be employed to maintain or repair the site, & in the site backup. This backup could be accessed by the administrator & potentially by the hosting provider, currently

  • TSO Host – https://www.tsohost.com/

What data breach procedures we have in place

Any data breach would be limited to the information we hold. This is insufficient to amount to a serious breach that would require reporting as required by the act. greatwhitetribe.com would be open & notify any email addresses that we have of the breach & actions taken to resolve the issue. We do not hold any further personal contact information as it not required.

What third parties we receive data from

greatwhitetribe may receive publicly visible information from social media apps like Twitter Feed, Google & any other 3rd party app that a visitor may use to leave a comment (where this service is possible) This is at the discretion of the visitor who controls their settings on their social media apps. Basic information is required to reduce spam & for site security purposes. No email addresses are scraped. Our subscription is limited to people who subscribe & we do not spam.

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

github and Google Analytics with anonymized IP

Akismet

Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data, non-personal identifiable trends, like page visits, usage data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

greatwhitetribe is a blog, & will update this privacy policy from time to time as learnings increase.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, greatwhitetribe.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Awesome Motive’s sole discretion. Awesome Motive encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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