Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://everythingit.us. We are located in Oxnard, California, USA

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 use the contact form, that data is stored in our database for future reference, and for legal reasons. (we maintain records of ALL communications that take place, anywhere, this is non-negotiable) All contact form data is also sent to a 3rd party spam detection service to compare email addresses and IP addresses against available SPAM databases to test for spam and malicious content before your data is allowed on our server. This is necessary for everyone’s safety. If you do not approve this, you should not comment or use the contact forms.

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 want more information on our cookies, read the cookie page. (It also tells you how to delete cookies in your browser(s).  https://everythingit.us/cookies/

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.

For those who have an account, 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. Again, please read the cookies page for cookie information.

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. (i.e. Facebook, YouTube, etc.)

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 do collect certain tracking information through Google and Bing for search engine optimization purposes. This information does not include anything personal, but does often include browser type, general location (city) and where you clicked, but not who you are/were. This is so we can make our site better for visitors.

Who we share your data with

Other than what has been listed already, we don’t share any information with anyone else. Names and Email addresses are used for contact purposes only so we can respond to your requests or inquiries.

How long we retain your data

If you create an account, participate in the forum, leave a comment, or interact with the site in any other way that may become available in the future, any site related data 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 and approve other interaction with the site.

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, contact form data, etc. is checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Our site has SSL encryption, and firewall protection to guard against hackers. Your data is protected here.

If you have any other questions regarding privacy, please don’t hesitate to ask.