Who we are
PrivacyArena.com is a blog focussing on discussions around privacy as it relates to people, homes, work, data and basically our everyday lives.
We will try to tackle and answer the most frequently asked questions, and where possible, we will try to back our arguments with well researched evidence.
This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the Privacy Arena website.
If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the services we provide on PrivacyArena.com, including creating valuable content to answer common questions about privacy and provide solutions to problems related to privacy which may include the review and recommendation third-party products and services.
Information Collection and Use
For a better experience while using our website, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.
We want to inform you that whenever you visit PrivacyArena.com, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with small amount of data that commonly use an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Our website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our PrivacyArena.com.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals for the following reasons:
- To facilitate our research, creation and publishing of content on our website;
- To provide research, creation and publishing of content on our behalf;
- To provide published media to supplement the content on our website;
- To provide advertising on PrivacyArena.com or
- To assist us in analyzing how PrivacyArena.com is used.
We want to inform our website users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this PrivacyArena.com 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.
As you use this PrivacyArena.com, we use automatic data collection technology from Google (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are and how you use our website. The information collected may include any communications between your computer and this site, the type of computer you use, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type, among other things.
We collect this data for statistical purposes and we don’t collect personal information. The purpose of this data is to improve our Website and offerings.
Comments, Contact Forms and Mailing List Opt-ins
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.
When you fill out a contact form on PrivacyArena.com, we only collect the information you enter into the contact form, which may include your name, email address and any other personal information you voluntarily enter as part of your message to us in the contact form. We only retain that information—including your email address—for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.
Email addresses provided in contact forms are not ever used by PrivacyArena.com for any purpose other than to reply to you in regards to your reason for contacting us. We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.
In general, visitors of PrivacyArena.com are not able to upload images or media to this website. However, if you are able to upload images to the website, or you choose to include and image or media file in an email with us, 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.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
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.