Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.thedebrief.org.

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

We use contact forms on this site which may ask for your name and email address. By using any of the contact forms appearing at www.thedebrief.org, you are consenting to provide us with this information so that we may contact you and deliver future notifications, including but not limited to content we produce and services we provide. 

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 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.

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.

Analytics

Our site uses analytics information from services provided by Google and others to monitor trends and information about users that visit our website, which may include content trends and other information. 

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.

How we protect your data

We make a reasonable effort to protect all of the data obtained through the use of this site, including updated security certificates from qualified providers and other security software to ensure that the site offers a safe user experience for all who visit. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

We would like you to be aware that thedebrief.org’s Privacy Policy may likely change from time to time, without notice to you. You should read this Privacy Policy each time you plan to submit personally identifiable information to ensure that you understand how the information you send us will be used. Also, please note that any changes made to this Privacy Policy will be prospective, not retroactive.

This site (thedebrief.org) is not responsible for the information practices of third parties, although we take care to engage third-party fulfillment processors, ad servers, survey companies and other support services that respect your privacy, preferences and data security needs.

HOW AND WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION

This site (thedebrief.org) may collect information that is provided voluntarily by visitors to our site. Generally, this involves voluntary email subscriptions where readers may opt-in to receive notifications from us via email. Certain identifying information, such as name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address, may be gathered at interactive areas on the site, either presently, or in the future, in order to offer special content to our audience. We may also use third-party services like PayPal, which may require users to submit certain personal information in order to make a purchase, send a donation to thedebrief.org, or engage in other services where currency is exchanged.

REGARDING THE USE OF COOKIES AND IP ADDRESSES

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This site (thedebrief.org) may use data contained in log files to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Placing advertisements in various areas on thedebrief.org helps us support our site. We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or, to learn ways you can increase your privacy or even opt-out of this type of advertising, visit this link: networkadvertising.org.

Some of these advertisers may use technology that includes cookies or web beacons when they advertise with us, which will also send these advertisers (such as InfoLinks and Google’s AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.

USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

This site (thedebrief.org) may use information collected to create reports on user demographics and traffic patterns to help our advertisers. This allows them to advertise more effectively and allows our users the benefit of receiving advertisements that are pertinent to their interests. We also use this sort of tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas. Because thedebrief.org does not track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser will never know that a specific user clicked on a particular ad.

USE OF CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

We intend to comply with generally accepted industry standards in collecting and processing any credit card information that may result from future endeavors appearing at this site. Some services integrated within our website also may use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas. This site (thedebrief.org) uses services like PayPal, along with periodically updated security certificates to help ensure every level of safety and security for our visitors. However, we can not guarantee the safety of credit card use online, or the potential for related information to be transferred over the Internet in various ways (for more information on safe online use of credit cards and personal information, see the related articles linked here and here).

INFO SHARING

When you visit thedebrief.org and are asked to provide information about yourself, unless specifically stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy (or in the case with PayPal, MailChimp, or other similar services we may use on this site), you are sharing that information only with thedebrief.org. This site (thedebrief.org) will not disclose the information you submit, except with our third-party fulfillment vendors and except as otherwise described here, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure to protect the rights or property of thedebrief.org, or for administrative or other purposes we deem necessary to maintain or service our products and services. For example, we may allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide you with our services. If you do not want your data to be shared, you may choose not to permit the data to be collected or transferred by not submitting personally identifiable information on our site, or by not using a particular service.

SECURITY MEASURES

This site (thedebrief.org) has technical and organizational security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. Such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information, however, so while we strive to protect your information, thedebrief.org cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This site (thedebrief.org) is intended solely for use by individuals over the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission to send any personal information online to anyone.

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY

Whenever you voluntarily disclose any information online in any forum, that information can be collected and used by others. In other words, if you post personal information online that may be accessed by the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. It is important to be responsible and careful whenever you are online, as thedebrief.org is not responsible for information you choose to post on this site.

If you do not want your personally identifiable information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by letting us know by e-mailing or writing us using the address below. Similarly, please contact us at the same addresses if at any time you wish to review your personally identifiable information. Currently, thedebrief.org does not offer users a means by which to completely delete personal information submitted while on this site.

USER ACCEPTANCE 

By using this website, you signify your assent to this policy statement regarding online privacy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website. Moreover, your continued use of this website after we post changes to the Privacy Policy will mean that you accept those changes. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your interaction with thedebrief.org, you may contact us using the mailing options included below.

If you have questions or comments about our policies, queries may be sent to us using our contact page

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