Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://seoinformationsystems.com. This site is owned and operated by Don Campbell who is a member of ICO and a responsible, registered data controller.

We’re not interested in tracking you or gathering any private information from you. We only wish to provide a service to you and that requires some data to be stored and/or shared from time to time.

Illegal Activity

If you partake in any illegal activity such as uploading illegal content or tampering with our systems, your right to privacy will be considered null and void and your data will be shared with law enforcement agencies wherever they may be to assist with their enquiries, so behave.

Comments

Comments left on our site are collected, including the data present in the comments form, the IP address and browser user agent string of the visitor. This information is used to detect spam.

The Gravatar service may check if you are using it by using an anonymized string created from your email address (also known as a hash). You can find the Gravatar privacy policy here: automattic.com/privacy/. Your profile picture will be visible to the public in connection with your comment after it has been approved.

Media

It is important to note that if you upload photos to the website, you should not include location data (EXIF GPS) in the pictures. Visitors to the website may download and extract location data from the pictures.

Cookies

Your information will be saved in a cookie if you leave a comment on our site. This saves you time by storing your name, email address, and website. These cookies will last for one year.

Cookies are used on our login page to establish whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is removed when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also save your login information and your screen display preferences using cookies.

The login cookies last for two days, and the screen options cookies last for a year. If you choose ‘Remember Me’, your account will be remembered for two weeks. Cookies are removed if you log out of your account.

Your browser will store an additional cookie if you edit or publish an article. This cookie stores the post ID and nothing else. It expires after 1 day.

Additional cookies in use:

Google Analytics and Adsense – provide anonymised information about user and visitor behaviour to our website and allow us to place relevant advertisements on the website. Please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy for more information on these cookies.

How we use these cookies:

These are opt-in rather than opt-out and don’t reveal any private information to us or anyone else. When you press “Accept” on the cookie banner on our site, you grant access to Google to place the cookies on your machine and give us reading rights to the activity they reveal so as to track page and website performance. That’s the extent of our interest in them and it’s not possible for us to use them any other way.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, pictures, articles, etc.). Other websites’ embedded content is treated the same as if the visitor had visited the website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional tracking from third parties, and monitor your interaction with the integrated content, including tracking your interaction with the integrated content if you are logged in and have an account.

Who we share your data with

A password reset request will include your IP address in the reset email if you request one.

How long we retain your data

Comments and their metadata are retained for an indefinite period if you leave one. This is so we can approve follow-up comments automatically rather than hold them in a moderation queue.

Users may also store their personal information in their user profile if they register on our website (if any). Website administrators may also see and edit that information. Every user may view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (unless they cannot change their username).

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal information we maintain about you, including any information you have provided us with. If you have an account on this site, or have posted comments, we can provide you with an exported file of the personal information we maintain about you. You may also request that we delete any personal information we have about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

An automated spam detection service may be used to check visitor comments. Google may store your activity data on its servers. Third parties such as YouTube may also store info on their servers if you’ve interacted with a page that contains an embedded YouTube video, or have watched a YouTube video on this site.