Privacy Policy

This privacy policy outlines how Startswith.Info collects, uses, and protects the personal information of its users.

Collection of Personal Information

Startswith.Info may collect personal information from users when they sign up for newsletters, leave comments, or contact the blog through forms or email. This personal information may include name, email address, and any other information provided by the user.

Use of Personal Information

Startswith.Info may use the personal information collected from users to send newsletters, respond to comments or inquiries, and personalize the user’s experience on the blog. Startswith.Info may also use personal information for analytics purposes, to understand how users engage with the blog and to improve the blog’s content and functionality.

Protection of Personal Information

Startswith.Info takes appropriate measures to protect the personal information of its users. This includes implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction.

Sharing of Personal Information

Startswith.Info will not share personal information with third parties, except as necessary to provide the services offered on the blog or as required by law.

Cookies

Startswith.Info may use cookies to personalize the user’s experience on the blog and to understand how users engage with the blog. Users can choose to disable cookies in their browser settings, but doing so may impact the functionality of the blog.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Startswith.Info reserves the right to update this privacy policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be reflected on this page, and users are encouraged to review the privacy policy periodically for any updates.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about Startswith.Info’s privacy policy, please contact us at contact [at] Startswith.Info.