When visitors leave comments on the Social Introvert, data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are scanned to help us with spam detection.
These guys really are the heroes. What they do is collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use their Akismet anti-spam service. Like a network! That information is collected, typically the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). All that is used to compare with that “network” to fight spam comments before they are ever seen. I mean, who wants to read spam anyway.
It's 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. Since our site is not a membership or sign up site at this time, the information we hold is only what is required as outlined above.
How long does your data retained
- Security logs are retained for 60 days.
- 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.
- 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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on The Social Introvert 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.