Privacy Policy

We care for our readers or any one who visits our web blog, MetroKnack.com. And one of the things we want to protect is the readers’ right to privacy.

MetroKnack knows how important is our visitors’ personal information and interests. As equally important, we are also aware that access to information is also becoming vulnerable day after day. Most of these can be attributed to either poor security, management, or intentional intent to steal data from the end-users.

To be transparent, we created this page with a sole purpose of providing you what information we provide, require, process, and where it goes. We will commit to our dear visitors that our privacy policy is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (also known as GDPR).

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect Them

When you visit our website, whether directly, from search engines, or referral site, MetroKnack automatically collects mandatory data. And to further elaborate them, we’re sharing them with you below:

Analytics

Our web blog uses a snippet of code from Google which gives us an insights of who and where are our visitors coming from. And this code collects data from each visitors to provide better services.

In parallel, we use the data collected by Google Analytics for us to see our visitors’ source of traffic and interests. Such data helps us to analyze how can we further improve and what kind of information should we serve for our readers.

Commenting System

In each of our articles, we provide a section for our readers to participate in discussions. And for everyone to properly identify them, we require at least the following before they can start sharing their thoughts:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Website (optional)

These are essential before participating in the discussion or providing feedback to our published article. Anyone can respond back to the comment and notify the user.

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.

Subcribing and/or unsubscribing to the commenting system is always an optional.

Cookies

When you visit our website, we may collect information about your computer. This includes your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information.

This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, BugThinking.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Who we share your data with

Technically, we don’t share your data with anyone. The personal data you provided to us such as your name and email address will only be used on:

  1. When you leave a comment to us.
  2. When you subscribe to our newsletter.

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 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 comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Arsie Organo Jr.
Founder and Editor
MetroKnack.com
Updated: 18th of December 2019