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Privacy Policy

Who we are

For the purpose of this policy, “we” are defined as the contributor(s) and the administrator(s) of the website AncientHistory.org
( https://ancienthistory.org ).

This privacy policy describes how AncientHistory.org uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through AncientHistory.org, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

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. 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 may store your contact information, which you have provided to us through the contact form, for the purpose of responding your contact request. Such information may be stored on the server(s) of our hosting service provider(s) and on our backup device(s). By using our contact forms, you consent our use of your contact information for the purpose of contacting you.

We will not disclose your contact information to any third party for marketing purpose without your explicit consent.

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 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.

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

Analytics is the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data and applying those patterns towards effective decision making.

As of the date this privacy policy last reviewed, this website does not deploy any analytics tools.

Please note that analytics might be deployed by third parties in any embedded content. Please refer to the relevant section above for further information.

Who we share your data with

For operational purposes, your data may be stored on the servers of our hosting and/or cloud service providers. You may consult the privacy policy of these service providers through the attached links:

https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html

https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/

We will only share your data with a third party when you explicitly provide us your consent, or when we are required to do so by law, or when AncientHistory.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AncientHistory.org, third parties, or the public at large. We do not share your data with any third party unless otherwise specified.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. AncientHistory.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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 provided by a third party. Such service may require us to send your anonymised comments to a third party for the purpose of detecting spam.

Contact information

Our site administrator can be contacted via the contact form of this website.

Last Updated: 6 October, 2020.
Some sections are adapted based on the privacy policy of WordPress.org, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic.

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Resources for Ancient History enthusiasts, teachers, and students.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our sharing of knowledge take place, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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