Effective Date: 20 May 2023
1. Who we are
Our website address is: https://backendengineer.io
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.
3. Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google, to collect information about your interactions with our Website. Google Analytics collects data such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and pages visited. However, we have enabled the IP anonymization feature in Google Analytics, which anonymizes your IP address before it is stored or processed. Granular location and device data collection are turned off, ensuring that we do not collect specific location or device information.
3.1. Data Retention
We have set the event data retention period in Google Analytics to two months. After this period, the data collected for analytical purposes will be automatically deleted or anonymized.
3.2. Use of Personal Information
The personal information collected through Google Analytics is used for the following purposes:
- To analyze website traffic and user behavior, allowing us to improve our Website’s performance and user experience.
- To gain insights into the effectiveness of our content and marketing strategies.
- To monitor and understand user engagement and interactions with our Website’s features and functionalities.
- To generate aggregated and anonymized reports that help us make informed decisions about our website and business operations.
3.3. Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not disclose your personal information collected through Google Analytics to third parties, except in the following circumstances:
- If required by law or to protect our legal rights.
- If necessary to comply with a valid legal process, such as a court order or government request.
- With your consent or at your direction.
3.4. Your Rights and Choices
3.4.1. Opting Out
You have the option to disable cookies and opt out of Google Analytics tracking by adjusting your browser settings or using Google’s browser add-on for opting out of Google Analytics.
3.4.2. Acknowledgment of Data Collection
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information collected through Google Analytics from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration. However, please note that no data transmission or storage method is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
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, 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.
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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. What rights do 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.
It is not possible to either export or delete data about a specific person in Google Analytics. You can check section 3, on what steps we took to preserve the privacy of a user with respect to the collection and processing of data in Google Analytics.
9. Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Google Analytics is used to get analytics on how users interact with the page.
11. Contact Us