Privacy Policy

This page shows the Privacy Policy of our website.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.livinginasia.org.

For more information, see our “About us” page.

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. 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 form

When visitors leave a message on the contact form of this website, we collect the data shown on the form, and also the visitor’s IP address to help spam detection.

None of the user information will be used for commercial purposes, nor sold in any way. The sole purpose of collecting the user data is to communicate with the person who asked a question or did a suggestion on our contact form.

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. By logging out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

When 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.

Privacy Policy – Google Analytics

Our website is connected to Google Analytics. Information about visitors, visited pages, country of origin and such is collected by Google Analytics. These statistics are only available for our administrators. The sole purpose of this statistics is to improve our website. None of this information will be used for commercial purposes.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics gathers user date of the visitors of our website. We use this data for monitoring and optimizing our website and forum. We do not share any data with other parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that 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, 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

Your contact information is only kept on this website for contact purposes. We will not use your contact information for commercial purposes.

Additional information

Any additional information you provide in your personal profile, will be stored on this website. You are in charge of the information you like to share with our website.

How we protect your data

We have strong protection software in place on this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

None, because up to now there is no need for these procedures. As soon as necessary, such procedures will be put in place.

What third parties we receive data from

None, except for Google Analytics statistics.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Not applicable.