Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://parrhesiastes.net.  We are a not-for-profit private entity that accepts no funding from corporate or outside sources.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

 See below.

Comments

We neither accept nor respond to random comments posted on our Contact Us page.  In order to post a comment and receive a response, you must be a subscriber which means you must first create an account which basically means you create a user name, a password [which we do not track or store], and enter an email address so we can respond to any comments you leave.

We do however subscribe to security plugins which monitor visitor contact attempts for suspicious activities by scanning IP numbers and email addresses that have been associated with such attacks. We do not store any of this data, but can access the it via the plugin interfaces.  Visitors who leave valid comments on our site should be aware that we do collect the data shown in the comments form and store it for a period of one year from its date of origin.

We do not sell or profit directly from any of the content a subscriber or a third party provider posts to our site.  Like a lot of websites dedicated to Progressive ideas and Alternative viewpoints, we are not in this for the money just the glory.

Media

The media provided on our site is posted with a Creative Commons Non-Commercial 4.0 Sharing License. Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 Contact forms.

See above under “Comments”.

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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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, email and IP addresses are systematically checked through several automated spam detection services for our site security integrity.  If a visitor’s credentials have been identified by these services as being either fraudulent or linked to activities that have been deemed a security risk, that visitor’s access will be blocked and any comments recorded as SPAM.

Your contact information

 We store only a subscriber’s Name, email address, and an encrypted version of their password.  We store this information indefinitely or until the account is closed by the subscriber or authorized agent.

Additional Information

How we protect your data

We subscribe to certified SPAM protection services whom monitor our site’s traffic and access.

What data breach procedures we have in place

 See above.

What third parties we receive data from

 None other than our security services providers.

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

 Not applicable.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements.

 We subscribe to ICANN and GDPR compliant security and web hosting services whom provide the infrastructure for monitoring and enforcing industry regulations.

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