Note: we erased all personal data we had. Which in fact, was none. So our site collects nothing, unless you give it to us explicitly as comments or through contact forms, as described below.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://visualsquirrels.net.
We are four pretty random people, who likes to collect and share things that fascinates us. You can read more about us here, and find ways of contacting us.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
As of now, nobody but the squirrels themselves can upload media, but if you share media with us in some way, this of course applies. We will happily help you removing exif and gps data (and this particular squirrel does so for all her own media, actually).
If you contact us through the contact form, we consider this personal correspondence, in that the information you give will never be used by us for marketing, giving it to others, published without your express consent etc. If you want us to delete this correspondence, we will happily do so.
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 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 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.
As of now, nobody but the squirrels themselves can log in or write, but should you become one of us, you should of course know this.
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.
Yeah, we’re not so happy about this, and try to keep embedded content to a minimum. Right now, may 2018, all we have are a few YouTube videos, and some chart-and-graphs.
Who we share your data with
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.
Say the word, and we will delete everything you have given us in any shape or form. No questions asked.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Yes. We use WordPress standard automated spam detetction.
The site is SSL encrypted, and we are hosted by Norwegian host ProIsp.no (a hosting and domain provider that has followed me through hell, high water, and hacks for years, and for whom i have only warm and fuzzy feelings).