Privacy is important to me. As much sharing as I do with my readers, some things I like to keep private. Here are the measures I take to keep your personal data private while on my site.  

Our Web Address:

What our privacy policy is, what personal data we collect/why we collect it:

Comments

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.

Akismet

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. 

iThemes Security

I make sure this site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. They do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

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.

The Network

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

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.

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.