Our Commitment to Protecting Your Personal Information
We are committed to respecting your privacy rights and ensuring the security of your personal data. In order to provide you with access to our Services, it is necessary for us to collect and process certain information about you. This policy explains how we handle your personal data.
By using our Services, you acknowledge that you have read this policy, agreed to be bound by its terms, and provided consent for us to process your personal data as described in this Policy.
At THE MODULAR KARPENTER, safeguarding user privacy is a top priority. We take all necessary measures within industry standards both technically and organizationally secure against unauthorized access while maintaining confidentiality over collected user information.
Comments: Collecting relevant information from comment forms such as visitor IP addresses and browser user agent strings is a good practice for spam detection. This helps in distinguishing genuine comments from potential spam or malicious content. By analyzing this information, you can enhance the overall browsing experience by keeping unwanted comments at bay.
Additionally, it's worth noting that an anonymized string created from email addresses (hashed) may be provided to services like Gravatar for profile picture display purposes. Linking with Gravatar allows users who have registered with their email address to have their profile pictures associated with their comments.
Media: When visitors upload images to your website, it's essential to avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Embedded location data can potentially reveal sensitive information about where the image was taken. To maintain visitor privacy and prevent any misuse of location details extracted from images on your website, it's advisable to remove EXIF GPS metadata before uploading them.
Cookies: Offering convenience through cookie usage when leaving comments is beneficial for returning visitors. Saving name, email address, and website details in cookies enables users not to fill in these fields repeatedly while ensuring a seamless commenting experience.
It's important to set reasonable expiration periods for these cookies (one year), striking a balance between user convenience and respecting their privacy preferences over time.
Temporary login cookies play a role in determining whether a visitor's browser accepts cookies during the login process without collecting any personal data themselves — they are discarded once the browser session ends.
Similarly, saving login information and screen display choices using specific cookies can provide a personalized experience for users. Login cookies are typically set to last for two days, while screen options cookies can have an expiration period of one year. If users choose the "Remember Me" option, their login will persist for two weeks.
When editing or publishing articles, additional cookies are utilized to facilitate the process. These cookies do not include personal data and only indicate the post ID of the article being edited. They expire after 1 day.
Data Collection: In order to provide you with access to our Services and improve user experience on our platform, THE MODULAR KARPENTER collects certain information from you. This may include personally identifiable information such as your name, contact details (email address or phone number), billing address if applicable, and any other information voluntarily provided by you during the registration or interaction process.
Additionally, when accessing or using our website services, we may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, access times and other similar analytics data. This helps us analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole .
Usage of Personal Data: THE MODULAR KARPENTER uses the collected personal data for various purposes including but not limited to providing requested services processing payments communicating important updates improving user experience personalizing content recommendations based on preferences sending promotional offers. We ensure that any use of personal data is done in accordance with applicable laws.
Embedded Content from Other Websites: Embedded content such as videos, images, or articles from other websites should be treated with caution due to potential third-party tracking practices that may occur when visitors interact with this content. It's important to inform users about these possibilities so they are aware of any data collection and tracking activities employed by external sources through embedded content.
It is advisable to review and understand the privacy policies of these external websites before embedding their content on your site. This ensures transparency in terms of how user data may be collected and used outside your website's control.
Data Sharing: In specific scenarios like password resets, it may be necessary to include visitors' IP addresses in reset emails for security purposes. This helps verify legitimate requests while maintaining measures against unauthorized access attempts.
Data Security: We understand the importance of safeguarding your personal data and take appropriate measures to protect it against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration. THE MODULAR KARPENTER implements technical and organizational security measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal information.
Third-Party Service Providers: To enhance user experience and improve service delivery, THE MODULAR KARPENTER may engage trusted third-party service providers who assist us in various aspects of our business operations. These service providers are required to handle your personal data with utmost confidentiality and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose than what is specified by THE MODULAR KARPENTER.
Data Retention: Comment retention plays a vital role in ensuring efficient moderation processes on your website. By retaining comments indefinitely along with their metadata (including IP addresses), you can automatically approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue repeatedly.
For registered users who provide personal information within their profiles on your website, it's crucial to allow them full control over their data. Allowing users to view, edit, or delete their personal information empowers them and demonstrates respect for individual privacy preferences.
Website administrators also have access rights enabling them to view and modify user profile information as necessary based on administrative requirements or support needs related to user accounts.
User Rights: Users who have accounts on your site or who have left comments should have certain rights regarding their personal data. They can request an exported file containing the personal data you hold about them, including any information they provided to you.
Additionally, users can request the erasure of their personal data from your records. However, it's important to note that this may not include any data you are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
By respecting these user rights and promptly fulfilling such requests in compliance with privacy regulations, you demonstrate a commitment to transparency and safeguarding individual privacy preferences.
Spam Detection: Utilizing automated spam detection services is highly recommended as part of maintaining a clean and engaging comment section on your website. These services help filter out unwanted spam by automatically analyzing comments and identifying potential spam content based on various criteria.
Automated spam detection contributes to enhancing user experience by reducing the visibility of irrelevant or malicious comments while ensuring that genuine visitor contributions receive appropriate attention.
At THE MODULAR KARPENTER, we are dedicated to ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information. We take all necessary measures within industry standards both technically and organizationally to secure against unauthorized access while maintaining the confidentiality of collected user information. Our commitment extends beyond legal requirements as we continually strive to provide a safe, enjoyable, and personalized experience for our users.