Privacy Policy

Last updated 30 March 2020

Who we are

Our website address is: https://youmeandcoldwarsteve.com. This site is run by the artist Cold War Steve. Email: coldwarsteveoffice@gmail.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

There is no facility or option for you to upload images or video to this site.

Contact forms

This site does not use a contact form.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name 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.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies in use on this site:

Statistics:
Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. Without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

Cookies in use: _ga, _gat, _gid, collect.

Marketing:
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.

Cookies in use: r/collect.

Embedded content from other websites

There is no embedded content from other sites to collect data about you.

Analytics

Like most website operators, this website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website.

Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left. Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com uses Google Analytics to track and store this data.

Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com uses Google analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information that we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis.

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).

Who we share your data with

Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com does not share your data with any third party.

Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

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 data is retained for 24 months. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

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.

Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Protection of Personal Data

Youmeandcoldwarsteve.com will use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Youmeandcoldwarsteve may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Your contact information

Cold War Steve. Email: coldwarsteveoffice@gmail.com