Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://morethanhearing.org.

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

If you submit a comment through the contact form on the “Contact Us” page, the form requires you to leave a name and email address. We may use this information to respond to your comment and will probably keep it around to remind us that someone was engaged with the show enough to leave a comment. If you submit an idea or a question, we may use your first name or your handle in a future episode of the show to share your idea or answer your question, which will exist as a perpetual recording in the way internet things do for as long as the show and website continue, and maybe even after that. You can ask us not use your name or handle when you leave the comment or question. We will never sell your information or give it to anyone else for marketing purposes.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use the Jetpack plugin that includes website analytics. We also have Google Analytics installed, but we haven’t activated it. We don’t know how these things work, frankly, except that we can see how many visitors have been to the site, how many pages they looked at, what country they came from, if they came to our site from another referring site, and if they clicked on any links at our site. Jetpack is a product of Automattic, Inc. Here is a link to their privacy policy and their cookies policy. If we start using Google Analytics we will add links to their policies here, too.

Who we share your data with

As far as we know we do not share your personal data with anyone. We don’t have any partners, payment processors, or service providers that we know of to actively share with any way.

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.

Your contact information

If you have concerns about privacy on our wee blog, please contact us by email at connect@morethanhearing.org.

Additional information

How we protect your data

To be honest, we have no idea what we’re doing in this regard, and we are relying on larger forces. Our best protection of your data is that we don’t ask for it and generally don’t get it, except as outlined above.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have virtually no procedures in place in case of a data breach, because we have virtually no personal data to deal with.

What third parties we receive data from

Apart from the analytics plugins we mentioned above, we are not aware of any third parties from which we receive any data. We don’t advertise, and from what we can tell almost no one even knows we are here.