Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.diversetechgeek.com.

This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information collected and recorded by Diverse Tech Geek, and how it’s used.

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.

Newsletter

The newsletter subscription uses Mailerlite. Mailerlite’s privacy policy is available here.

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.

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

Diverse Tech Geek uses Clicky for tracking site statistics. Clicky's privacy policy is available here.

Who we share your data with

Diverse Tech Geek doesn’t share user data with anyone outside of what’s required by the third party services listed in this privacy policy.

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.

Contact information

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us either through our contact page or by email at contact[at]diversetechgeek[dot]com.

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

Notification of data breaches will occur both through social media (Twitter) and on Diverse Tech Geek within 24 hours of breach discovery.

Third party services used

Diverse Tech Geek makes use of several third party services, including:

Diverse Tech Geek is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, and will earn a commission for purchases made through Bookshop links. Bookshop’s privacy policy is available here.

Last updated

This privacy policy was last updated on September 2, 2020. Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.