Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.openhealthtools.org.
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, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We do not allow users to upload any images or video content to our website. As a general rule though, you should avoid uploading images to the internet that have EXIF data included, as this can be used to identify your location.
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.
We do not do anything with the information you provide when commenting on our website. We will never sell that data to third parties, or use it for purposes for which you have not given consent.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from YouTube.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We use third-party analytics software (Google Analytics) to keep track of our traffic. This software tells us roughly how many visitors we have each day, what pages they visit, how long they spend on site, and how they found our site in the first place. This software also gives us rough location data of visitors, demographic brackets, and in some cases, other interests.
We also use security software which collects similar information about visitors in order to detect spam, bots, and other malicious activity.
None of this data can be used to identify you personally. It is used to track our performance in Google and nothing else. We do not share any of this data with anybody else, and we never will.
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 activity is monitored through an automated spam detection service. Our security software monitors our visitors for signs of malicious activity, such as bots, spamming, throttling, and failed login attempts. This is automated software; no human is actively watching your activity. The only visitors that we take a closer look at – and potentially block – are those that are attempting to hurt the site in some way. The information this software collects cannot be used to personally identify you (unless you leave personal information in comments of course).
We also use third-party analytics software, as discussed above. This is automated software. The data it collects relates to your activity on the site, search engine browsing data, and some generic facts about you. None of this data can be used to personally identify you. We only see data such as visitor numbers, search queries, and behavior on our site.
We do not send your data anywhere apart from these third-party, automated security and analytics software programs. We never will.
How we protect your data
We do not store data outside of our host. We do not send any information related to you or your online activities anywhere.
If you have any questions, get in touch.