Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address is: https://blog.owlbasket.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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. See the Gravatar service privacy policy for more information. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

How Google uses your data

Our site uses Google AdSense for advertisements and Google Analytics to help us understand how our users move in our site. See information on Google’s privacy policy.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Cookies – what they are and how they are used on this site

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

Our site uses two tools that need cookies: Google AdSense for advertisements and Google Analytics to help us understand how our users move in our site. If you’re visiting our site outside of EEA (European Economic Area), Google’s AdSense advertisements may use cookies to help identify your preferences so they can tailor advertisements for you. Users in EEA see only non-personalized ads that don’t identify users in any way.

For further information, you can check Google’s policy on using cookies.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer by using your browser settings. Disabling cookies won’t affect using our site – only thing you may see is that the advertisements might not be functioning properly.

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.

Google AdSense cookies

Note that he following three paragraphs (about Google AdSense and DoubleClick cookie) do not concern EEA (European Economic Area) users. EEA users see only non-personalized ads that use cookies only for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse – in other words, EEA users are not identified in any way for the purposes of displaying AdSense advertisements on our site.

Google AdSense uses cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this and other websites where their ads are displayed.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visits to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings (assuming you have a Google Account). Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Google Analytics cookies

Google Analytics uses cookies to report on user interactions on the site. For more information, see Google’s policy on cookies in Analytics.

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