Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://baldengineer.com. Referred to in this document as “site” or “the site.”

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 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

This setting enables you to control the retention period for data you send that is associated with user identifiers, including cookies and advertising ids. User identifies, cookies, and advertising ids used with Google Analytics expire after 14 months. Google Analytics will continue to collect and report aggregated data.

Google uses IP addresses for aggregated data. That information is never exposed to the site or its owner.

Who we share your data with

Mailchimp

Users that fill out the newsletter subscription form are submitting their name and email address to a third-party service. That service is Mailchimp owned by the Rocket Science group. This service sends the newsletters.

Olark

Users that fill out the chat box are submitting their name, email address, and message to a third-party service. That service is Olark owned by Olark. This service provides chat functions between the user and site owner, as well as, sending email to the owner.

Swiftype

Users that enter terms into the search box are submitting those terms to a third-party service. That service is Swiftype owned by Swiftype, Inc. This service provides search results for the site.

Information such as name or email address is not provided to this service.

Third Parties (Advertisers)

Only aggregate data is provided to describe the site’s audience. Offers either on the site or through the email newsletter may provide the third party with some metadata during the transaction.

Identifiable information such as name or email address will not be provided to third parties from either the site or its email campaigns.

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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

Site Owner:

James Lewis
405 El Camino Real #213
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA

Additional information

How we protect your data

Information is storage is consistent with modern security practices.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The site uses a third party intrusion protection service.

What third parties we receive data from

The only known third party data the site receives is referrer information provided by the user’s client.

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

Certain users access to the site are limited based on their IP’s geolocation.