Don’t you hate it when someone sold your data and use it for their benefit? Or when telemarketers call you and ask to sign up on a package that you don’t need because some idiot sold the database with your details? Even if you subscribe to this “I have nothing to hide” mantra, you never know how many creeps out there looking to exploit your private data, to steal your identity or harm you in some ways.
But here’s the thing; it is impossible to browse the internet without leaving the identity breadcrumbs all over even if you are using a VPN. There’s a digital footprint stored somewhere. When you click on this article, there are cookies to ensure you get better browsing experience, and Google would know, WordPress would know, my third party cache plugin would know and our lovely Quala probably would virtually greet you with a cup of warm chocolate.
What we can promise you is we are going to honour your trust. We would never sell your data, or use it for our benefit. Privacy is a human right and it should be respected.
You may use VPN, adblocker, stop tracker etc. as an additional precautionary step to protect your privacy and we have no issue with that.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://qualabear.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
We use Google Analytics to track this website performance and to see what kind of contents would resonate with the visitors.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
Our contact information
You may contact us at email@example.com if you have any question. Now, we are not a law firm, so we might need some time to get back to you on this. If you know anyone who has any concern about our blog, please tell them that we are cool.
And as always, here’s your potatoes.