Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://diamondarm.com. The website is designed and managed by Alexander Floe Bjerkvik. You can contact me by using the contact form or blueponder@live.co.uk

Lessons Learnt from Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks

At Diamond Arm we don’t want to give people false impressions about anything, so lets “get real” about privacy for a moment. If you really want more control over your personal data, then you should contact military and intelligence agencies about that concern. Sure, you could send us a request to have your personal data deleted, however we would be very surprised if there were no duplicate of that data in some server managed by a military-intelligence agency. Worse, it could be the case that they have systems in place that detect when someone requests GDPR deletion of data, meaning you could achieve the polar opposite of your intended result. Instead of you getting more privacy by sending such requests, you might ironically draw attention to yourself from such agencies. We live in a time where data is the most valuable commodity, and it would be irresponsible for us to give you some illusion that us normal citizens have reclaimed our power over it.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

If you dislike websites collecting data on users, we advice you stop using this website. We collect data in order to tailor and improve the user experience, and for marketing purposes. We also rely on third-parties that also collect data on our users, e.g. Google. This website collects data visitors submit by using the contact form. Cookies are also collected. We also analyse data to better tailor our content with what our users want. We also use various plugins to make the site better for users, and some of those plugins collect data. 

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

Any information you decide to send to us by using our contact forms is stored in order to address your inquiry. The data is sent to Google Gmail, which is our email client of choice, and is stored on their servers until its manually deleted. Such data is only deleted at the request of users. 

Cookies

What is a cookie? A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. 

WordPress cookie: 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 Google Analytics and Bing Webmaster, and you can read their policies here: https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

Who we share your data with

We use plugins and services from various companies, and you can read their privacy policies below:
Jetpack: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/
iThemes Security: https://ithemes.com/privacy-policy/
CloudFlare: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy/
Yoast SEO: https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/
UpdraftPlus: https://updraftplus.com/data-protection-and-privacy-centre/
HostGator: https://www.hostgator.com/privacy
Automattic: https://automattic.com/privacy/
Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Microsoft: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy
Elementor: https://elementor.com/privacy-policy/
MonsterInsights: https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/
WooCommerce: https://woocommerce.com/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. Information sent to us using the contact forms is also stored until the user requests its deletion. Analytics records are also retained indefinitely unless a user requests its deletion. 

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. See the section above called “Who we share your data with” to see the third-parties we use, and their privacy policies.

Your contact information

You can use the contact form to contact us, or reach out to the email: blueponder@live.co.uk

Additional information

Here is information pertaining to commercial aspects of this website. 

How we protect your data

This website is protected with a commodo positive SSL encryption, which is superior to the free SSL certificates many websites use (e.g. Let’s Encrypt). We also use a security plugin called iThemes security, and our name server is with the security company Cloudflare. Our host, HostGator also have their own security measures in place. Beyond that, the PC’s used by the webdesigner and manager of this website is protected with Bitdefender, which is a world-leading security company. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our security solutions are set-up to detect any data breach or other malicious activity on this website. In the event of a breach, these companies will take appropriate measures. 

What third parties we receive data from

We use marketing and analytics solutions from Google, Bing, and Facebook. See the section above called “Who we share your data with” to see the third-parties we use, and their privacy policies.

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

Various plugins are used to improve the user experience. You can contact us to request the deletion of information this website has collected about you.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website is not involved in an industry affected by regulations that go beyond that mentioned above. 

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