Who we are
Our website address is: https://bespotted.org.
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.
Thru the contact form, bespotted.org does collect the personal data you provide us with (specifically your name and email address). We store and retain this data for a period of 90 days. The information collected thru this form we may use to:
- to send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies or security alerts;
- to respond to your comments or inquiries;
- to provide you with user support;
- to protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.
If you submit a guest post to us, we store your name, email and any other data you provide us with. We do so in case we need to get in touch with you sometimes in the future. We do not use your details for marketing purposes.
You have the right at any time to request from us to delete your personal data and/or to anonymize the guest post you have submitted to us. However, we retain the right to keep the content itself published on BeSpotted.org and to use it in promotional purposes.
Email Notification Subscriptions
If you leave a comment on our site, we are 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.
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.
This website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. You can find more information here: How Google Uses Information From Sites Or Apps That Use Their Services.
Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.
We use Wordfence plugin to protect our website. Wordfence collects and processes some of the data we get from your browser and devices, like IP address, geographical location, operating system, browser, host, the date and time you access the website and the pages you visit. This helps them determine if someone is a human or bot, check comments for spam and identify and block malicious traffic.
Who we share your data with
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.
Data collected thru contact forms will be retained for a period of 90 days.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, have contacted us in the past thru our Contact Us form 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.