Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://thepracticaldeveloper.com.
The blog author is also the website’s administrator: Moisés Macero.

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

When you use a contact form on this site, the server is sending us an email with the data that you entered. This data is not stored on the server, but we keep this information in our email-clients to be able to provide you an answer. We delete these emails after one year.

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We also use interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other Personal Information.

Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

Newsletter

We use MailChimp as an external service to provide communication via email. When you opt-in, you’re agreeing to MailChimp Privacy Policy. You can opt-out anytime by using the link sent to your inbox when you subscribe or using the links available in each email sent through this service (unsubscribe). We only use the data available in MailChimp to send you emails with the latest news from The Practical Developer site and other related information about technology and software development (articles, news, products). We don’t share this information with any other party apart from MailChimp.

Who we share your data with

MailChimp – holds the data entered via the MailChimp sign-up form.

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.

Our contact information

Name: Moises Macero
Address: George Gershwinlaan, 1082 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Additional information

How we protect your data

All computers and servers used for administration of this site need a password. We use strong passwords for all our accounts and follow best practices to store them.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we notice a suspicious behavior or a data breach involving your data, we’ll notify you so can proceed accordingly.