Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.thedullchannel.com. You can reach us via the contact form in the menu.

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.

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.

The website does record IP addresses and produces server logs – as all Web Servers do. This information is used for monitoring the volume of traffic the site receives and measuring the number of readers. IP addresses are also stored by the WordPress CMS software when you comment.

When you use the contact form or subscribe to our newsletter or comments we will save your name, email address and contents of your message.

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.

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.

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.

This website uses Google Analytics to measure traffic patterns.

This website uses Jetpack from Automattic (here and here).

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.

You may use software (i.e. Privacy Badger) to block cookies, Google Analytics or hide your referrer.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.