Who we are

We are Shitpostr. Our website address is https://www.shitpostr.com. Believe it or not, we care about your privacy. We don’t like being spied on any more than you do.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this website, we collect the data shown in the comments form and 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

You should avoid uploading images to this website that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other users can download and extract any location data from images on this website.

Contact forms

If you submit your name, email address, and a message through a contact form on this website, we will collect the data shown in the form fields as well as your IP address and the date and time of submission. We will use the data only to communicate with you.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this website, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website address in cookies. The cookies are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. The cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account on this website and you log in, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. The temporary 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 edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content from other websites (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content behaves exactly as it would on its website of origin.

If you interact with embedded content, the website of origin may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you are logged into an account on the website of origin.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze information about your use of this website. The information helps us improve the website and our marketing efforts. Google Analytics may collect information such as how often you visit this website, which pages you request, and the addresses of other websites you have visited.

Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this website and does not collect your name or other personally identifying information. However, we may combine information collected through Google Analytics with other information about you that we use for marketing purposes.

Google Analytics stores a persistent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this website. Only Google can use the cookie. Google’s ability to use and share information collected through Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

You can prevent Google Analytics from identifying you when you visit this website by disabling cookies in your web browser. See your web browser’s help pages for further instructions.

Who we share your data with

We may share your personal data with third parties only under a few extraordinary circumstances:

  • To comply with a court order
  • To protect against legal liability
  • To protect the personal safety of our users or the public
  • To protect and defend our property and legal rights

If we sell our business or our assets, we may transfer personal data we have collected about you to new owners. In such a case, we will provide notice before your personal data is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on this website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the website can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We store the personal information of each user who registers on this website in a user profile. Each user can see, edit, or delete the information in his or her profile at any time (except the username). Website administrators can see and edit profile information, too.

We retain the personal data in a user profile for as long as we have a legal or contractual need for it, or for as long as the data is necessary to provide our service. When we have no further legitimate business need for the data, we will either delete it, anonymize it, or securely store it and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account or have left comments on this website, you can request 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, except 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. The names and email addresses of users who subscribe to our email newsletter may be stored on the servers of a third-party email marketing service. Users’ names and email addresses may also be stored on the servers of a third-party customer relationship management service.

How we protect your data

We take reasonable steps to secure all data transmitted to and from this site and stored at our hosting provider. Any data you submit to this site is encrypted using the Transport Layer Security protocol. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet and no form of electronic storage is absolutely secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you may send us a message through the contact form on this site or mail a letter to Shitpostr, PO Box 210675, San Francisco, CA 94121.