Privacy Policy

This page specifies this website’s privacy policy. Please visit the Terms & Conditions page for any other policies.

Who we are

The website’s address is: https://www.josebolanos.xyz.

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

This website does not use contact forms. If you need to get in touch with the owner, use one of the social media channels provided.

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

This website uses Jetpack.

Who we share your data with

This website is based on WordPress and uses Jetpack, which implies a degree of data handling by Automattic, the company that owns these platforms. Other than this, however, the website does not share any personal data with anyone.

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 and control 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.

As the website builds on WordPress/Jetpack functionality, we may not directly control much of the data that these platforms use to deliver service. However, you can read Automattic’s privacy policy, which includes a link to Jetpack’s cookies’ support page, here. This policy specifically explains how cookies are deployed by WordPress/Jetpack, as well as the options you have to control them.

Where we send your data

As part of WordPress’ functionality, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Plugins

This website uses plugins, which are needed for optimal functioning. This section specifies additional data management needs by plugins used by this website and the associated policies.

Smush

Smush is a plugin that optimises images for web use. As such, the plugin is mostly used by administrators when uploading images in the process of writing a post. Additionally, this website severely discourages image uploading by users! Do NOT upload images!

That said, because of the way it works, Smush will optimise any images uploaded by users that violate the request above (e.g. as part of a comment).

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Contact information

If you have any privacy or privacy-related comments, questions, and/or concerns please send an email to the following email address: gdpr@josebolanos.xyz.