Last Updated: March 29, 2019
Who we are
SNEWS, an independent online news and analysis site. Our website address is: https://snews.news.
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, such as name, email, and 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.
If you send us a message using our contact form, your name and email address will be required in order to send a response. This information is not logged or saved into any database.
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.
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.
We may collect anonymized information from your website traffic such as IP address, geolocation, user-agent, URLs visited, dates and times of unique visits, and lengths of stays on each page. This information is passed on to be analyzed by Google Analytics, Bing, and other search engines, for the purpose of optimizing content and driving more traffic to the site.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with anyone without your explicit consent.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You may submit contact information such as your email address to receive updates when there are new posts or comments. This information will only be used to notify you if you sign up to receive such notifications. If you register an account on our site, you may receive important updates regarding your account.
How we protect your data
Your secure connection over HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) is encrypted using TLS (Transport Layer Security), formerly SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Personal data is stored on the server using strong encryption methods.