Privacy Policy

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process personal data through your use of our website.

For any privacy-related questions, you can utilize our contact form here: https://dotmycom.com/contact

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Registration

If you create an account on our site, you will be prompted to select a Username and provide your Email Address. When choosing a Username, we strongly advise you not use or include your real name. Usernames cannot be changed.

Your Username and Email Address are stored in the website’s database. Your Email Address is used to send you an email with a link to set your password or to send you an email with a link to reset your password in the event you forget your password.

Your Username, First Name, Last Name and Email Address are accessible by all administrators on dotmycom.

For users that create an account on our site, we may also store the data they provide in their profile indefinitely.

Comments

Comments may require manual approval by one of our administrators. If you leave a comment on a site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies so we can again recognize you. These cookies will persist for one year.

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.

We use Disqus as a 3rd party service for comments. The Disqus privacy policy is available here: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy

Additional spam detection is provided by Automattic/Akismet. The Automattic privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy

Published comments may be stored indefinitely unless deletion/removal is requested by the original author.

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

Customers that email us, or use any of the contact forms on our websites, will have their email address and any data provided in the contact form or body of the email stored for the sole purposes of communicating with you.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.

Links to the privacy policies of the most common services have been included below.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics for tracking visitors and aggregating information about the traffic to our websites. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can learn more about how to opt-out of tracking in Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We’ve turned on the IP Anonymization feature in Google Analytics. You can learn more about this here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en

Backup

We use UpdraftPlus to backup our files and database. You can find their privacy policy here: https://updraftplus.com/data-protection-and-privacy-centre

Who we share your data with

We do not rent/sell our users’ private personal information.

We use third-party services (data processors) across our site. We list the specific third-parties in use (with links to their privacy policies) in the sections below.

We may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data.

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 create an account on our website, 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.

An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should utilize our contact form here: https://dotmycom.com/contact

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

The security and reliability of our service is our number one priority.

See https://wordpress.org/about/security for details on the security of the WordPress core itself.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Should any event occur where visitor data has been lost, stolen, or potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our visitors via email no later than 48 hours of our team becoming aware of the event. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with any visitors affected to determine next steps such as any end-user notifications, needed patches, and how to avoid any similar event in the future.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, dotmycom may periodically update this Privacy Policy, we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically.