Cookies are used on this site to store information for analytics (seeing how many people visit our site, what pages they read, how long they spend on a page, bounce rate), social interaction (buttons to share on Facebook/Twitter/etc), advertisements, and any additional features used on an individual posts (comments and polls).
- Google Analytics and Newstatpress for analytics
- Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube for social interaction
- Google Adsense and Brave Creator Program Advertisements
- Disqus for the comments section
Some advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program, or Brave through the Brave Creator Program) information such as your IP address, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your operating system (e.g; Windows 10, Fedora 34), and the browser you used to visit our site (such as Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome).
Like most websites, we maintain logs of visitors IP addresses, operating system, browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc) and visited pages. This data is used for content performance metrics to see which posts do best and what operating system, country, and browser our sites is accessed most from and by our servers for automated access limitation in the event of a DOS/DDoS attack or similar. Similar logs may also be collected by our suppliers such as Cloudflare.
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at [email protected] you wish to make a request.
How to complain:
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at [email protected]
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk