March 23, 2024

About us

Our website can be found at https://chalengehacks.com.

Comments

When visitors post comments on our site, we collect the information they provide in the comments form, their IP address, and their browser’s user agent string. This data helps us prevent spam. Additionally, the Gravatar service may use an encrypted string (hash) generated from your email address to check if you have a Gravatar profile. You can review Gravatar’s privacy statement at https://chalengehacks.com/privacy/. Once your comment is approved, the general public can see your profile image next to it.

Media

To ensure privacy, refrain from uploading photos with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) when submitting them to the website. Visitors to the website can potentially download and extract location data from such photos.

Cookies

When you comment on our website, you can choose to have your name, email address, and website stored in cookies for your convenience, so you won’t have to re-enter this information with every comment. These cookies have a one-year lifespan.

If you visit our login page, we temporarily store a cookie to check if your browser allows cookies. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser and does not contain any personal information.

Additionally, we create several cookies when you log in to preserve your login details and screen display preferences. Screen option cookies last for one year, while login cookies are valid for only two days. Selecting “Remember Me” will keep your login active for two weeks. These login cookies are deleted when you log out of your account.

Whenever you update or publish an article, a new cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie only contains the post ID of the article you modified and does not contain personal information. It expires after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Our articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content behaves the same way as if a visitor had visited the other website. These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, include additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, especially if you have an account and are signed in to the website.

Data Sharing

If you request a password reset email, your IP address will be included in the email.

Data Retention

Comments and their associated information are stored indefinitely to facilitate comment moderation.

For registered users, personal data provided in user profiles is retained. Users can view, modify, and delete their personal data at any time (except their username). Website administrators can also access and edit this information.

If you have an account on our website or have posted comments, you have the right to request a copy of your stored personal data and request its deletion, excluding data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Transmission

We may use a spam detection service to review visitor comments.

Please communicate in English when interacting with our website.