Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.imaginaryplanet.net/weblogs/idiotprogrammer.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
[This part is written by Robert!] Most of the stuff on this page is just copied from the privacy template, but I wanted to add a very important thing. I regularly publish ebooks — some of the ebook content will be things I originally wrote as blogposts. In some cases I will choose to reproduce comments made to the original blogpost. Obviously any book I publish will be about my own content; in some cases it may be necessary to reproduce user comments in the ebook to provide a context for my own writings.
- For incidental comments made on my blog (less than 150 words), I will not seek your permission to use this content).
- If you have written a substantial comment (150 words or more) and I want to reproduce it in an ebook, I will contact you first to ask for your permission. I will make reasonable efforts to contact you through Facebook/Linkedin/Google. But if I if I am unable to reach you in any reasonable way, I will use the comment even without your explicit authorization because I assume that you wrote this comment specifically to enhance the discussion of the blogpost.
From the standpoint of the writer, it can be very difficult to track people down and seek permission. That is why I need to disclose upfront that any comment is subject to being republished in an ebook. Generally I will not identify the person who wrote the comment unless I have first asked their permission beforehand. If you wish to comment and want to be 100% sure that I do not republish your comment, please mention at the end of the comment. Chances are that I won’t be using most of the reader comments anyway for a book.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.