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Privacy Policy

Who we are

We’re a technology website with a focus on writing about tech that matters the most to our readers. From basic tutorials, How-to’s, Guides and Resources to delivering you the latest details from the world of tech —  helping get things working on the internet,  making your life more comfortable, and serving as an enabler at the same time.

We write about Android, iOS, Windows, the Internet, Security, Privacy, various Websites, Applications, IoT, and much more

Candid.technology is unbiased, fearless, favourless, and independent in its writing and reportage.

Our website address is https://candid.technology.

What personal data we collect and why?

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 anonymised 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. [Reader profiles are inactive as of now].

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

Any information including the message of the contact form isn’t shared with anyone outside of the company.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates merely the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one 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 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.

Who we share your data with?

Nobody whosoever. And we won’t ever.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 view 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 might be on occasion checked through an automated spam detection service. We try our best to scan through all the comments on the website ourselves so that there is no other third party getting access to your personal data.

Your contact information

If you choose to provide us with your contact information, which includes your email ID, phone number and the likes, we make it a point only to use the given information for appropriate tasks. None of your contact information leaves our hands, that is, it’s not shared with anyone whosoever outside of the company.

How we protect your data

We value you as our readers and swear to protect and defend your data as our own. Towards this end, we ensure that none of the information provided by you to us is disclosed to a third party.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google Analytics and an SEO plugin that only helps us to serve your reading choices better by improving on areas that aren’t doing as well. We do not store any of your personal information unless you create an ID with us or are subscribed to our newsletter or notification updates, in which case we will have your email ID/IP address, respectively, until you continue using our services.

What automated decision making and profiling we do with user data

None.


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