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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is TechAndCheese’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://techandcheese.com, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://techandcheese.com.

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, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This information is used to help spam detection and prevent spam on our website.

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, for any reason, 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

When visitors use the Contact Us section, we collect the data shown in the form (first and last name, e-mail address and message). This is needed to know who the message comes from and to be able to reply, if needed. The emails sent through the form are kept until manual deletion occurs, otherwise they are kept indefinitely. The contact form is powered by the WPForms service. The WPForms privacy policy is available here: https://wpforms.com/privacy-policy/. Although we do not use your information for any marketing purpose, you should check the WPForms privacy policy to understand how your information may be used by the service.

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.

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.

For more information regarding cookies, you may visit our Cookies Policy page.

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 and Advertisement Services

We may use analytics services such as Google Analytics (privacy information here and opt-out information here) to collect statistics about our users, in order to better understand their needs and habits to write better content. This information may include but is not limited to location, IP address, visited pages, time spent on the website, browser, behavior on the website and demographic such as gender and age. By using our website you agree to the collection of this information. Please visit the Google Analytics page to find out more about collected data.

We may also work with third parties such as network advertisers to serve ads on our website, such as Google AdSense (privacy and opt-out info here). You may opt out of interest-based ads from these third party ad networks. These third parties may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content.

Who we share your data with

Although we don’t directly share your data with anyone, services such as the ones described above may share it with third-parties.

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.

If you send us an email, it might be kept indefinitely or until manual deletion occurs.

What rights you have over your data

If you have have left comments or compiled any form, 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 and contact forms submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

What third parties we receive data from

We receive information from the services specified above, including advertising and analytics services, as well as information coming from the contact form services.

Requesting additional information

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, techandcheese.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in techandcheese.com’s sole discretion. We therefore encourage 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.

This policy is effective as of 23 September 2019.