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Who we are

Our website address is: http://thenotemachine.com.

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.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 your data is sent

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

Information Collected and How Information is Collected

We do not collect or store any personal data that you input or upload into our automations. The data you provide for our automations is processed solely for the purpose of providing the requested service and is not stored, shared, or used for any other purposes. We only collect data necessary for providing our services and maintaining the functionality of our website, as outlined in this policy.

Use of Information

We value your privacy and limit the information we collect to only what is necessary for the provision of our services and for communicating with you. This includes your name, email address, and any messages that you send to us. We use this information solely for the purpose of responding to your inquiries, providing the services you request, and sending communications related to these services. We do not use this information for any other purposes, such as marketing or analytics, without your explicit consent.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your privacy is critically important to us. We do not share, sell, or disclose your personal data with any third-party organizations beyond those explicitly listed in this policy, unless required to do so by law. The only instances where we might share your data are as follows:

  1. Compliance with laws: We may disclose information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal processes, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  2. Vital interests and legal rights: We may disclose information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our terms of service or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  3. Vendors, consultants and other third-party service providers: We may share your information with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Services, which will enable them to collect data on our behalf about how you interact with our Services over time.

Data Security

We prioritize the safety and security of your personal information. Our website is hosted on WordPress, a globally recognized Content Management System, that employs a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. All email communication is routed through Gmail, part of Google Workspace, which implements advanced security protocols and practices to protect your data. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the personal information we have collected from you.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not designed or intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through our website. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their child’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children to never provide personal information through our Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.