Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://blacklotusmagazine.com.

Your data is *relatively* safe with us, y’all! We generally do not collect or store personal data, with a few small exceptions.

We say “relatively safe” because the internet is still the wild, wild west and we’re just a little internet mag so yeah, sometimes a hacker might get yo shit. Pro life tip: never share anything on the internet you wouldn’t want the whole world to know because there’s always a chance hackers can get to it.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

Like we mentioned earlier, we don’t collect much at all, and the things we do collect are related to your use of the site, which we have to do, so the site works for you.

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. 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:

We collect and may store any information you voluntarily submit through contact forms on our website. Again, some solid advice: don’t be sending nekkid pictures if you’re worried about them ending up in view of the public. Of course, if you’re proud of that bangin body of yours, then go for it!

Cookies:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is just so you don’t 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.

Embedded content from other websites:

We generally don’t partner with other websites or companies, especially ones that use embeds to track you, but occasionally there may be posts or content on this site that include embedded materials (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) that could end up tracking you. A good example of this is if we embed a Youtube video – if you click on that video, Youtube/Google may be able to track some of your data. We recommend using browser extensions like AdBlock Plus or uBlock Origin – they will help protect you from some unwanted data tracking, and they won’t affect your use of our website at all.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to control data collection from other websites. They may collect all kinds of 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. We’ll do our best to keep these kinds of embeds off our website where possible, because they suck.

Analytics

Who we share your data with:

We do not share, trade or sell your data to any third party or business partners, except to comply with a valid legal request. PERIODT.

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 comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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