Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website address is: https://georgeaguiar.com and it is meant to be GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – compliant.  If you have any questions, please contact me, George Aguiar via the contact form.

Please know, your personal data is your personal data and you are not a product here.  Any data collected is used to insure the best possible user experience with the best possible system performance.

If you have any suggestions for improvement or concerns, please contact me via my contact form.

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

The Contact form requires the following data which will be captured when you submit the form:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Message

Optionally, you can include a website URL if appropriate.  This data is retained indefinitely.  This data will never be used for marketing purposes and is only for website user service purposes.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Jetpack Site Stats which is collected by WordPress.Com and includes post and page views, video plays, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms and country.

Who we share your data with

The data collected on this website is shared only with WordPress.com.  Otherwise you data is safe here and will only be provided if required by law and then, only when a valid search warrent is provided.

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.

Your contact information

See above.

Additional information

How we protect your data

WordPress core is designed to be secure and this website is automatically updated in order to insure the best posible data protection is always provided.  This website is hosted by a2hosting and they are committed to providing the most secure and up to date servers available.

This website is also protected by Jetpack Always-on Security which prevents intrusions with effective brute force attack protection, malware scanning, and spam filtering.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a breach is detected, a best effort will be made to inform all registers users as soon as possible.

What third parties we receive data from

None

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None