Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

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Who I am

This policy pertains to blog.deonbotha.com and extends to deonbotha.com and the base-domain using shared infrastructure.

blog.deonbotha.com and extends to deonbotha.com will be known as ‘the site’, ‘the sites’ or ‘site’ or ‘sites’.

This is a personal endeavour run in my spare time. I am contactable in writing at P.O. BOX 1120, Croydon, 3136, Victoria, Australia.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

The personal data collected includes information such as name, email address, personal account preferences; and technical data. There is no sensitive personal financial or health data collected at any time. Delineating these collected pieces of information.

Technical Data

Like most website operators, the site collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. At certain points, there may be reports or posts released discussing non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate because I am a data nerd.

In managing servers potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is collected. Neither sites use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

The platform for the site data analytics is Google Analytics see below for their specific information.

Personally Identifiable Information

Certain visitors to the sites choose to interact with the sites in ways that require the sites to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the sites gather(s) depends on the nature of the interaction. This may be to ask visitors to provide a name and email address to leave a comment on a post.

In each case, the sites collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the sites.

The sites does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities or participating in features provided by the site. This is at their own choice.

Protection of certain Personally-Identifying Information

The site discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to authorised entities and persons who:

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on the sites behalf or to provide services available through the sites, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations ARE located outside of your home country; by using the sites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

The sites will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to authorised persons, as described above, the sites discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when the sites believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the site, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of the site and have supplied your email address, the site may occasionally send you an email.

If you send the sites a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. The sites takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of Information

I use the information you provide to register an account, use certain other services, or provide third party services and products.

I will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You have a right at any time to stop me from contacting you. If you no longer wish to be contacted, inform me.

Legal Grounds for processing personal information

I rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

My legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services;
Explicit consent when the information was provided freely;
Don’t use the service if you don’t want to provide information.

Editing your data

You have the right to request a copy of the information I hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please follow the instructions at the end of this section.

The sites user accounts can be edited by following these steps:

  1. Visit blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com, navigate to the admin dashboard area and enter your username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Users > Profile area.
  3. Click the “Edit” link next to your username.

If you would like to request access to your account data, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://blog.deonbotha.com/disclaimer/data-request-form/.
  2. Enter your email address and other information on the form.
  3. Click “Accept Declaration and Request Export”.

NOTE: If you have a blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com account, it’s recommended you log in before submitting the form to associate your account with the request.

Retention of your Personal Information

I will retain your personal information on the systems of the site only for as long as needed, for the success allowing programs and features to execute their function. I keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that I delete that information. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, I may keep certain limited information about you so that I may honour your request and prevent you from being resubscribed.

I will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archives.

If you would like to request deletion of your account and associated data, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://blog.deonbotha.com/disclaimer/data-request-form/.
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Click “Accept Declaration and Request Permanent Account Deletion”.

NOTE: If you have a blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com account, it’s recommended you log in before submitting the form to associate your account with the request.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information I hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you (see above);
  • ask that I update the personal information I hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that I delete personal information that I hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which I use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
  • object to my processing of your personal information; and/or
  • withdraw your consent to me processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.

Rights in relation to your information

My website definitely does contain links to other websites provided by third parties, not under my control. When following a link and providing information to a 3rd-party website, please be aware that I am not responsible for the data provided to that third party. This privacy policy only applies to the sites listed at the beginning of this document, so when you visit other websites, even when you click on a link posted on blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com, you should read their own privacy policies.

Methods of Data Collection

Cookies

Additionally, information about how you use the sites is collected automatically using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

If you leave a comment on the 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 visit the login page, I 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, I 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.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised 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.

If you have an account, uploaded images will be associated with your account and other information.

Embedded Content from other sites

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.

Google Analytics

My website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Who we share your data with

Automattic – https://automattic.com/privacy/

Cloudflare* – https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

Google** – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-AU&fg=1

*Not sent to explicitly but via the Cloudflare network.

** Google Analytics mentioned above, Google Fonts, Youtube,

Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, I may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at my sole discretion. I 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.

Disclaimer

The sites should not be confused with a professional opinion or the view or opinion of my employer(s) present or past. Should you wish considered professional opinion please get in touch with me and we can discuss your situation.

This blog and opinions expressed in posts/pages are my own, all comments are personal opinions of those respective authors and not my own. I take due care and diligence to screen comments to ensure no SPAM, explicit or defamatory remarks are made that may cause offence to anyone but respective authors have their freedom of speech and I cannot be held liable for things said by third parties should they offend your sensibilities.

This blog is a very limited hobby of sorts and I am not a professional web-developer or web-designer. I test the appearance of my changes on Apple and PC just to make sure I don’t break something. I cannot guarantee your use and enjoyment of this blog and if you have a problem. The blog, associated resources blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com, and other items hosted on this domain are best-effort.

Claims

Any person(s) that feel they have a claim over the domain name blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com and/or I am stealing their traffic and/or I owe them courtesy by placing statements on this non-commercial webspace and/or any other grievance; You can purchase the domain name and its content for $ 250,000.00 USD. My Domicilium Citandi Et Executandi is available from the registrar.

DO NOT send me lawyers letters claiming rights and obligations owed. Send the intent to purchase with offers above the above value. The offer of sale is open as a remedy should you have a grievance.

Legitimate Grievances

I am more than willing to resolve the dispute to mutual satisfaction amicably. My contact information is in the first paragraph.

Agreement

By entering this domain and continued presence on blog.deonbotha.com or deonbotha.com you agree, and understand that my hobby is not a stressor.

Possible Conflicts and Disclosure

I am at the time of writing working for Generation-e, this blog and the articles are not linked to Generation-e. The views expressed by the author (me/Deon Botha) are my own and other parties (comments) are their own and do not represent the views of Generation-e.