Privacy Policy – WP Security Basics

Who we are

This website is called WP Security Basics and it is owned by Abledragon Marketing Limited. Abledragon Marketing Limited is registered in Hong Kong (registration number 58128305-000-03-12-1) and trades as ‘Abledragon’. The website address for WP Security Basics is: https://wpsecuritybasics.com.

The personal data we collect and why we collect it

On WP Security Basics websites we may collect two (2) types of data about website visitors:

  1. Active data (such as name, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.) when voluntarily submitted by visitors for registration, newsletter signup, etc.
  2. Passive data (such as browser type, IP address, page reference, date and time of visit, etc.)

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/. If you are using Gravatar then 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.

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.

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.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our websites.

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. WP Security Basics and Abledragon Marketing Limited do not have control over and are not responsible for how your data is managed on 3rd party websites

Analytics

We may use Google Analytics on our website. Google Analytics is a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage

Who we share your data with

We do not share personally identifiable data collected at our sites with third parties except for the limited instances set out below. The exceptions are:

  1. We may transfer your personal data to our partner agencies (for example, email service providers, companies providing automation of administrative tasks such as regular backups) who assist us in administering the site(s). If you leave a comment, submit personal information via a contact form, or otherwise exchange personal details with us, it is possible that we may use these services to manage that data. They can only use the data for the purposes of maintaining our site(s) or service(s). These partner agencies are bound by a contractual agreement to keep your data private and secure.
  2. We may also disclose personal data if we are required to do so by law or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, to respond to any claims, or to protect the rights of WP Security Basics and Abledragon Marketing Limited, its customers and the public.
  3. In the event of an acquisition of all or part of WP Security Basics or Abledragon Marketing Limited by another company, or in the event that Abledragon Marketing Limited were to sell or dispose of all or a part of the Abledragon Marketing Limited business, including WP Security Basics, the acquirer would have access to the data maintained by that Abledragon Marketing Limited business, which could include personal data, subject to applicable law. Similarly, data may be transferred as part of a reorganization (Business merging) or insolvency proceedings.
  4. Our websites are part of a network of sites that protects members against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. Please see the iThemes Privacy Policy for details of how that company manages your data.
  5. This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more information, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy for details of how that company manages your data.
  6. We may disclose data to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with use of our websites (for example if a website is hacked)
  7. We may disclose data to protect Abledragon Marketing Limited against legal liability

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.

To view your data, retrieve a copy or ask us to delete it please contact us by email at this address: martin@wpsecuritybasics.com

The Website Server

The server that makes this website available may be located outside the country from which you accessed this website. We will collect, process and use personal data only in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

Children

We believe that it is highly important to protect the privacy of children online and encourage parents or guardians to spend time online with their children to participate and monitor their e-activities.

If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child or children has/have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will securely remove that information from our servers.

How we protect your data

Your personal data are kept secure, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is ever 100% secure. Only authorized Abledragon Marketing Limited staff, affiliated companies staff, third party agents or our business partners (who have agreed to keep the data secure) have access to your personal data.

Privacy Notice Updates

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this Privacy Notice. It is the responsibility of visitors to this website to refer to this page from time to time to review any subsequent amendments.

Acceptance

By browsing WP Security Basics and other Abledragon Marketing Limited owned websites, communicating electronically with us and submitting your personal data to WP Security Basics and Abledragon Marketing owned websites, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way and to the terms of this Privacy Notice.

Governing Law

This Privacy Notice is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong. You agree to submit any dispute arising out of your use of this website to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.

Effective date of this privacy policy

25th August, 2018