Who we are

Our website address is: https://starsonblue.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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 to provide a profile picture for yourself. 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 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.

Contact forms

If you fill out a Contact Form and are not spam, we will respond.  We do not share any information from Contact Forms, and we do not keep it for longer than is necessary to respond to your issue.

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 last for one year.

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.

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

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal information with anyone other than your email address with Gravatar who provide profile pictures for icons to your post, (this occurs only if you have previously signed up with Gravatar to do this) and with our anti-spam software.  Anonymized data may be shared with our Go-Daddy host to determine website usage.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have 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.  We do not track you or share your personal data with other companies, especially not any marketing companies.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are signed up with SSL to protect you and your data while you visit our website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We do not sell things so we do not collect financial information such as credit card numbers.  We have no need for other identifiers such as Social Security numbers or the like.  We do not keep your data (such as email address) any longer than is necessary to respond to your inquiries.  Posted comments are public domain.

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

We count how many people visit our website.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We run our website through our host Go-Daddy.  To see their Privacy Policy, please check here.