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Privacy Policy

Terms & Conditions

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Who we are

This Privacy poilicy applies to all webpages on the domain sofacheer.com and any sub-domains.

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

Contact forms contain both mandatory and optional data entry points. We will retain any data submitted in a contact form as per our retention policy.

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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Various Analytics services, including Google Analytics may be used to track anonomous (non personal identifying) statistics of website use. Google provide an opt-out browser plugin should you wish to not participate in Google Analytics.

Our audio and video services also collect anonymous statistics to help us measure performance and improve services.

Member Data

ll information provided by a member during registration is stored and available to Sofacheer administrators. In addition, your IP address is recorded and logged whenever you access the website. This information may be used in the event of a breach of our Terms and Conditions to identify a user of the website, and Sofacheer retains the right to provide this information to relevant law enforcement authorities if requested to do so.

Event Audio / Video / Chat

If you attend an event on sofacheer.com that includes any Audio, Video or Chat, this data may be visiable to other website users. Sofacheer.com does not systematically record or retain any of the media in our events, however we cannot entirely prevent other website users from recording what they see and hear.

In some events a Sofacheer moderator may be present. If a breach of our Terms and Conditions is reported or observed, Sofacheer may record or capture the offending media and share this with relevant authorities.

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, 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.

As per the Terms & Conditions, your data may be shared with law enforcement authorities if requested.