Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://compphys.go.ro.

This site is owned and operated by a private person, so rules and regulations intended for companies do not apply.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies

Cookies are small files saved on your computer, which can contain some information, such as an ID. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell your personal information unless you choose to provide this information by, for example, registering. In this site case, it’s either registering on this site, on the Gravatar site or Google or some other site which may be enabled to login here, for example for comments purposes (such as Facebook or Twitter). Even without registration, a site can save a unique ID in a cookie to check against it at a subsequent visit to learn if you visited the site previously.

On this site cookies are used for login, comments, analytics and tracking some usage. For example the cookie notice may use a cookie to indicate that you agreed with the cookie policy.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies. Some parts of the site will not function properly if you reject 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Cookies are also used for analytics, using Google Analytics. Google might use that information for ads and other things, to find out more you may visit the Google policy page here: Google Privacy Policy.

Cookies may be also used for CAPTCHA, to check if you are not a spam bot, to avoid spam comments.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form – such as the e-mail address – 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: Gravatar Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

E-mail addresses and some other data might be sent to Jetpack to be scanned for spam prevention purposes. Please check out the Contact Forms section below for details and their privacy policy.

If you choose to login instead of using the e-mail address directly, some data will be sent to third parties, for details please read the Cookies and Contact Forms sections below.

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 do not use the information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes. On the other hand, Google or other third party used to login, if you opted to use a particular login type, might use the received information to personalize ads or for some other purposes. Jetpack is used for scanning e-mail addresses to prevent spam comment. Their privacy policy should be available to you on their sites.

The information Jetpack collects depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes 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).

For convenience, here are links to pages about privacy policy of third party sites you may use for login:

Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy/update

WordPress.com/Gravatar/Jetpack Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/

Facebook Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

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 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics for analytics. Please visit the Google policy page here for details on Google privacy policy: Google Privacy Policy.

Who we share your data with

The personal data stored/logged on this site is not shared with anybody else. We don’t give or sell personal data to anybody.
Some data is shared for login/comment purposes, the details are presented above in the Comments and Contact Forms sections. Data stored on your computer in the form of cookies is also shared with Google and other third parties, please check out the Cookies section about for details. Your e-mail address may be also sent to Jetpack to be scanned for spam prevention purposes.

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

When you post a comment or use a contact form, information is also sent to Akismet as detailed above in Comments and Contact Forms sections.

The only data that is available to other third parties is the data publicly exposed in the pages, the data used for analytics (through cookies) and e-mail addresses sent either by sending mail or by scanning the e-mail address to prevent spam. An anonymized string created from your email address, if you choose to register, is sent to Gravatar to check if you are registered there. Your privacy data might be available to WordPress or Google or Facebook or Twitter if you choose to register on their sites and may be used for login to this site (for comment purposes, for example), but we don’t send your data from this site to them. You send it to them when you choose to register on their sites.

Your Contact information

If you chose to register and/or comment on this site, your contact information might be parsed for spam prevention purposes, using Jetpack. Your contact information will be also saved in a database. If you choose to register/login using a third party site, your contact information is also available to that site (please read the Contact Forms section above for details). You may register to receive e-mails about replies to comments or new posts, in which case we’ll use your contact information to send you notifications about such events.

Our Contact information

You may contact us using the contact form on the bottom of the page here or on the About this blog page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This server is behind several firewalls, including the one configured on it. It has opened and forwarded only the http (just a redirection to https) and https ports. The only other way to access it is through ssh, all the other ports are closed, but the ssh access is allowed only from the local network, wired, from a particular ip address. The software on the server and routers is updated frequently, to ensure that any known security issues are fixed in time. The security of the WordPress site is not the default one, it is customized in many ways, even using a security plugin. The passwords are stored encrypted, the logs – which are needed to track the attempts of malicious usage and other issues – are deleted periodically. The administrative access passwords for this site are very complex, they cannot be broken by brute force attacks.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the case of a data breach we will notify you about it, if you are registered on the site. We back up data regularly, so a data breach with data loss/alteration won’t prevent notifying you about the event. We’ll also analyze the data available and determine whether a local law enforcement agency should be contacted based on the details of the incident.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive personal data from any third parties if you choose only to visit pages.

A WordPress of Google or Facebook or Twitter account may be used for comments, in which case we might receive your e-mail address and/or your web page address, but not your private, sensitive data. WordPress.com might be able to access more information about you in such case, but you will be presented with an Accept dialog where you will receive more information and where you may opt out. Be aware that if you opt in once, for further comments you might not get the Accept page again. You can still log out/cancel the usage of that site any time.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We don’t do profiling and automated decision making using the user data.

Here is a way (besides comments on the blog) to contact us:

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Please use the comments in the blog for bugs reporting and/or suggestions. Thank you!

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