Who we are

Our website address is: https://linuxdiscovery.com.

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

Any data submitted via a form on this site will inherently capture the data you enter. We do not ask for any sensitive personal information as a general rule. If you share information via a form you acknowledge that this information will be sent to the administrators of this site who may contact you for more information. This information may also be shared with other parties responsible for managing the site specifically. No information you provide will be shared with third parties without your expressed consent.

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.

Analytics

We may use analytics software to better understand our users and how they find and interact with the site. We do not use trackers or attempt to follow you as you browse other sites. You are free to block cookies and follow other security and privacy practices you are comfortable with while using this site.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties without your expressed consent. If we collect data that is intended to be shared we will make clear that is the case and you will be in no way obligated to do so.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our servers are housed in a secure data center and have all current security patches in place. We also follow industry best practices for hardening and securing servers with passwordless encrypted key authentication, firewall and so on. Every reasonable precaution has been taken to ensure the servers are secure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

All server access and activity is logged and monitored for inconsistencies. Routine backups are created on a regular basis. If, in the unlikely event your data is compromised, you will be contacted with an explaination of which data was accessed.

What third parties we receive data from

This site uses software and resources made available via external APIs and URLs. An example of this is Google Fonts which are hosted on Google’s servers and linked to as part of the design of this site.
 
If you have any questions and concerns please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form or at [email protected].