Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://truthyism.com.

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.

Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Who we share your data with

Other than the Analytics tools and Cookie notification above, we do not share any information at this time with any other providers, however, if you are inside the United States, there may be issues where your ISP among others capture, sell or otherwise use your information anytime you access the internet, like right now. However, that’s outside of our control and if you agree this isn’t acceptable, contact your local government representative and remember to vote.

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.

Google Analytics and others may retain data until the cows come up, or the website dies and all associated records no longer exist, whichever comes first. Given we at Truthyism do not own any cows, we expect to retain what data we collect for a long while.

What rights you have over your data

If you access our website and do not want us storing your visitor information (ip address, type of browser, device, and more) then please close this window, delete your cache, then delete the browser, then clean up your device by performing a backup or restore function. Do not forget to also overwrite the hard drive a few times, then finally, use a Blendtec blender to completely destroy all records while being careful not to cause injury. Finally, after dealing with the device, you’ll need to follow up and do similar with your local ISP, if in fact you want all records scrubbed. We do not believe this to be possible, but, good luck to you for trying. 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. In addition, the basement dwelling intern may use Excel, Google Sheets, or similar to extract, correlate, dissect, analyze, hypothesize and otherwise interact with the data we collect.

Contact information

At this time, the best way to contact us is listed on this handy contact us page.

Additional information

Truthyism is located in the United Stats, as such, if you’re subject to the GDPR or other sets of rules, be advised, we’re only following the local privacy policies and laws we are subject to as a result of our location. Eventually, if we do aim to collect a European audience, we’ll investigate how and where to implement GDPR related policies.

How we protect your data

Bubba, the pet name for our server, sits inside an impenetrable fortress which is so secret, not even we know where your data is stored physically. As a result, it’s either the best security through obscurity in the world, or not, in which case, why even worry about our privacy policy, since you need to unplug, wipe and destroy your device now?

What data breach procedures we have in place

You disclaim all rights, legal mechanisms and recuperation strategies for any and all issues arising from your use of Truthyism.com and associated services, referred to as

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements