PRIVACY

This privacy policy governs Entropic Magazine’s information practices and procedures whenever you visit or interact with https://entropicmagazine.com or https://m.entropicmagazine.com in any way.
 
This privacy policy describes the circumstances under which we collect, use, and share information about you through your use of Entropic Magazine’s websites. This privacy policy does not apply to any information collected outside of our websites.
 
By visiting and interacting with our websites, you agree to our collection, use, and disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this privacy policy.
 
 

About the personal data we collect

When you visit or interact with our websites, you voluntarily supply the personal data we collect. Some examples of this data includes the following:
 
1. Device connectivity and configuration data, including the type of device you’re using (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.), the operating system running on that device, the type and version of browser software you’re using, the resolution of your computer monitor or other device display, and the screen colors available on your device.
 
2. Service use data, including data about the features you use, the pages you visit, the emails you view, the website that referred you, the time of day you browse, and your exiting pages.
 
3. Imprecise location data (e.g., location derived from an IP address or data that indicates a city or postal code).
 
4. Device identifiers, including your IP address.
 
Please note, we do not control the collection of third party data collection. We are not responsible for and make no representations regarding the policies or business practices of any third parties and encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any third party opt-outs.
 
The third parties, listed below, are used in connection with visiting and interacting with our websites. They collect and provide us with comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.
 
Akismet

Facebook

Google

Gravatar

Twitter

Instagram

JetPack

DuckDuckGo

Yoast

Yandex
 
With regards to the information we collect on registered users, including editors and contributors, we only collect the data shown on the profile screens.

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. 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.

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 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

Some of the third parties in the list above provide us with analytic information about how you access and navigate our websites. By visiting and interacting with our website, we and these third parties will collect information from your device, including through tracking technologies. We and these third parties use this information to:
 
1. Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities;
2. Improve applications, marketing efforts, products and services;
3. Use for the maintenance and improvement of the Services;
4. Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm; and
5. Fulfill any other purpose disclosed to you at the time you provide the information or with your consent.

Who we share your data with

We encourage you to activate the “Do Not Track” setting in your web browser. You may also find useful plugins like Ghostery, which provide comprehensive tracking protection while browsing.
 
However, we and our third parties may collect and store your information in log files as well as through the use of cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed. We do not affirmatively monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms that contradict your consent.

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.
 
You may access, update, or remove any information you have voluntarily supplied to us. However, to access, update, or remove information collected by third parties, you will need to contact those third parties.
 
We also may not remove your information if it is published in any story, feature, or document on our Services to the extent your information was publicly posted in a Comment or obtained from sources outside of our websites or our use of third parties.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Email

If you choose to email us, we and our third parties will collect information associated with your email, which may include the content therein and any information from your device, including through Tracking Technologies. Do not share any confidential information with us through this medium only. If you want to share confidential information, please encrypt your communications with the provided PGP Public key. Here you’ll find an article about PGP. Otherwise, we and our third parties may use any information that does not identify you from your emails. In addition, we and our third parties may use this information to:
 
1. Respond to your email and address your requests;
2. Improve applications, marketing efforts, products and services;
3. Send technical notices, updates, security alerts, and policy changes to your email address;
4. Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm; and
5. Fulfill any other purpose disclosed to you at the time you provide the information and with your consent.

How we protect your data

We employ practices designed to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

However, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Some of the information we collect from comments on this is provided by Akismet’s anti-spam service–which typically collects 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).
 


If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, or our compliance with applicable law, please contact us:
 
By email: contact@entropicmagazine.com