Who we are

Our website address is: https://sentient.monster.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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/. 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.

Contact forms

Contact forms are plugins created by WordPress or third party entities. We cannot guarantee complete security since we don’t have control over the code of any plugins, or the hosting setup. If you are concerned about privacy, please do not fill out any contact forms, including on this site.

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 visit our login page, 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 or more, 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 30 days or sooner.

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.

Analytics

Google Analytics

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics.

In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.

Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions. You can disable Google Analytics for display advertising and customize the ads on the Google Display Network by visiting the ad settings at this link: https://adssettings.google.com.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, lease, or otherwise share any user data with third-parties for marketing or other monetization purposes unless stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy.

We do use a variety of third-party WordPress plugins, some of which may collect data about this site and its users in a way we are not aware of. We do not consent to sharing any personally identifiable user data but it’s possible some third party plugins obtain this information without our knowledge. If you are concerned with having your data shared, please do not interact with this site – leave immediately.

We are based in the United States of America and as such abide by US law and will assist law enforcement with all legitimate inquiries.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely unless we decide, at our sole discretion, to manually delete such data. 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

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

Further, we employ the use of security software and plugins meant to detect and prevent unauthorized access to parts of this web site, including the admin login section. For this, we check IP addresses and maintain a blacklist of unauthorized login attempts, which we share with ReportAttacks.com. This helps them keep a database of potential hackers. We have a zero tolerance policy toward hacking and we fully cooperate with law enforcement as well as private entities in order to combat hacking of any kind. This means we may share login information including IP addresses, browser information, and other data we collect with such parties. This only applies if we suspect unauthorized access attempts. We do not report IP addresses or other data of legitimate interactions with this site, for example from registered commenters, with ReportAttacks.com.

Your contact information

You can contact us at hello@sentient.monster . Note that we have security measures in place to prevent spam and automated emails (such as bots) from abusing our contact information. Any attempts to spam or otherwise abuse our contact information may be reported to law enforcement, our hosting company, and any other entity we deem fit. If you don’t agree to this, don’t email us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) / security certificates wherever possible, and keep this site and its software patched with security updates. We do our best to secure this site but it is not possible to guarantee complete security. We encourage you to not post or otherwise “give” us any sensitive, personally identifiable data. If you register with us as a user, you will need to provide us with a valid email address. If our site becomes compromised, and despite all our security and encryption measures someone is able to hack into the parts of this site that stores your email address, it’s possible your email address will become publicly known.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we become aware of any data breach, we evaluate the seriousness and severity and report the incident to the hosting company. Serious data breaches will be reported to law enforcement, and if applicable, the corresponding GDPR authorities.

What third parties we receive data from

Currently we do not receive personally identifiable data from third parties.

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

In addition to what has already been stated in this Privacy Policy, we may automatically share user data with our hosting company in order to ensure legal and operational compliance.

 

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