Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is Particleshock’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order to clarify how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. We have outlined our privacy policy below.

  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other ancillary purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

This website is powered by WordPress, which by default does not collect any personal data about visitors and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some plugins may collect personal data; any relevant information is shown below:

None at the moment.

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

The contact form used by Particleshock.com does NOT store any data. Submissions are transmitted via email. While the information submitted from your web browser is initially protected by SSL encryption, once sent the information is as vulnerable as any other email. Submissions should be considered personal correspondence with the same privacy expectations and limitations as any other email.

Cookies

I 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

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data and Particleshock does not use any third party analytics programs. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data as part of their server logs. Particleshock is hosted by Pair Networks https://pair.com

Who we share your data with

Particleshock does NOT sell your data to, or knowingly share your data with, any third parties. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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 the automated spam detection service, Akismet.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Source: Akismet

contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

Information you exchange with this website is encrypted by industry standard SSL.

Software used to operate this website is up kept up-to-date with security patches and bug fixes provided by the authors of the software.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Registered users of this site will be notified by email in the event of a data breach.

What third parties we receive data from

Particleshock does NOT receive any data from third parties.

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

Particleshock does NOT employ any automated decision making and/or profiling.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. Particleshock may change this privacy policy from time to time at Particleshock’s sole discretion.