Who we are

This is the TSIS Project website, https://tsis.info.  The site is authored by Timothy J. Horton of Toronto, Canada.

What data we collect and why we collect it

We collect any data that you provide to us, including “personal” data such as name, email address,  preferences, and technical data such as cookies.  We collect this information to support your activities on the site, such as maintaining your account and preferences, and the postings and comments that you provide.

At some point in the future we may collect transactional data, such as purchase information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

This information may be shared with Akismet anti-spam service, for example.

An anonymized string created from your email address (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, videos, documents, and other media to the website for sharing, they are generally posted as is.  These files sometimes contain private information, such as embedded location data (EXIF GPS).  Visitors to the website can download such files and possibly extract the private information in them.  You are therefore responsible to avoid uploading such information.

Contact forms

Information you provide in a contact form may be retained in website logs and email histories indefinitely.  However this information is only used to respond to your comments, not for any marketing purposes.

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 normally 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 normally last for two days, and screen options cookies normally last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will normally persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed on that device.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will normally 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.

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 is used to collect information about your visits to the website, in order to assess the audience response to the website.

How Google uses analytics data: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

More generally, Google’s privacy policies: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Who we share your data with

Your data is accessible to hosting providers according to their policies.  In particular, GoDaddy.com provides website (wordpress) hosting, including a parallel staging environment, and retains backups according to their policies.

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.  Some information may continue to exist in backups, according to GoDaddy procedures.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase 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

Please use our contact form for privacy issues and questions.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Access to the hosting platform is restricted to site administrators, and GoDaddy.com system administrators according to their hosting policies and procedures.

What data breach procedures we have in place

See above.

What third parties we receive data from

None at present.

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

None at present.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None at present.