Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://checktechs.net.

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

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.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about visitor behaviour on CheckTechs.net. Google Analytics collects information about what pages visitors visit, how long the visitors are on the website, how the visitors get to the website and what the visitors click. Google Analytics collects only visitors’ IP address, rather than their personal information that can identify who they are (like their names and addresses).

The processing and sharing of your personal data by Google Analytics are governed by Google’s privacy policies. We use your information collected by Google Analytics to improve our website so that we can provide you with a better experience, and we do not use it for other purposes.

Google Analytics places a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique visitor the next time you visit our website, but the cookie is only under the control of Google. You can disable cookies on your browser to prevent Google Analytics from identifying you when you come back to CheckTechs.net. You can also install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on on your web browser to prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics.

Google Adsense

We also use Google AdSense on CheckTechs.net to support our website. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to CheckTechs.net or other websites. You can visit this page for more information about the vendors that are certified by Google for third-party ads. You may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Or you can opt-out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Disqus

We use a comment hosting service called “Disqus” to host the comments you leave on CheckTechs.net. Disqus may collect your name, email address, IP address and so on when you create an account and/or post a comment.

They don’t share this personal information with us except the name you submit. What information they collect and how they collect it are subject to their own privacy policy and terms, and we suggest you should check them for more details about the processing of your personal information.

Links to Other Websites

Our website includes links to other ones, whose privacy practices may differ from those in CheckTechs.net. If you access other websites using the links provided, they may collect personal information from you. The processing of your information is governed by their privacy statements. We do suggest you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

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.

How we use collected information:

CheckTechs.net collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

To personalize user experience

We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

To improve our Site

We continuously strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature

To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

To send periodic emails

The email address Users provide will only be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

Information Security:

No data transmission over the Internet is entirely secure and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of the information you send or the security of our servers and databases.

By using our Services you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use our Services. In the unlikely event that we believe the security of your information may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you.

Changes to this privacy policy:

CheckTechs.net has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please go to contact us page to send information.