Privacy Policy Updates at Codango – Specific to the GDPR

We at Codango™ / Codango™ Labs have refined and republished our privacy page, to ensure that the web site, social media, and sharing  experience that we make for our users falls well into compliance with recent privacy changes inside the EU (GDPR). We fully support and encourage a privacy-conscious Internet experience, and for that matter, the GDPR initiative. It is our hope that this regulation can be a model for the rest of the world. We are all responsible for user and information security.

Image: Pixnio public domain images.
Image: Pixnio public domain images.

Who We Are

Codango™ / Codango™ Labs is a series of web sites devoted to sharing information, such as resources, links, reviews, articles, and other Internet-based artifacts pertinent to coding in all forms: web development, database development, and related technologies.

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 our contact forms to reach out to us, that contact form processor essentially sends an email to our administration team with the information that you provided – after, of course, you acknowledge that you have read our privacy policy. It is not being stored in any of our databases, but instead, is an email message that is delivered to a member of our team. That information is used for the sole purpose of communicating with you. We may periodically follow up with you, utilizing your email address, with first and last name included for cordiality’s sake.

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

Analytics

Who do we share your data with? We share no specific, personal information; only summary/aggregate information is shared. An example might be “We had 500 visitors yesterday from the U.K.”, or “We now have 51,459 Twitter followers”, etc. We will not provide your personal information to any outside organization.

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. On request, we will delete your entire account, so that your username no longer exists.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this or any of our sites, 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 by an external automated spam detection service.

Your Contact Information

Our contact us forms, and other forms, only collect first name, last name, email address, and some other information, including company name, and company web site address/URL.

Our web site visitors who engage Codango™ / Codango™ Labs for business purposes will often utilize payment processors (such as PayPal) to pay Codango™ / Codango™ Labs various fees. The storage of payment information and credentials (such as credit card numbers, security codes, etc.) are stored and protected by that particular payment processor. That protected information is not shared with us; we do, on occasion, use that payment processor’s portal to contact our visitors / customers, but that personal information remains with the payment processor.

How We Protect Your Data

Your contact with us takes place initially in our contact us form. It operates over SSL, which means all information that is sent from your device’s browser, is encrypted. Our web server then sends us an email. That email message is received, deleted permanently from our mail server, and your information is stored in our place of business. Our computers and networks internal to Codango™ / Codango™ Labs are protected by best-practice procedures and modern encryption and authentication methods.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place

In case a data breach occurs, we will act without undue delay to minimize the impact of that breach, and if that breach carries a risk of an infringement of privacy, we will immediately notify our visitors / users.

Because collect so little contact information from our visitors / users, we will make a notification banner appear at our web site, in our privacy announcement.

We will also send an email to our double-opted in newsletter subscribers, informing them of the incident.

In this notification, we will provide the following information:

  • A description of the infringement, including the data or categories of information impacted;
  • The number of visitors/users impacted;
  • The contact details of our data privacy officer;
  • The probable impact of the infringement;
  • The measures taken by the incident team to limit the impact;

In the case of a data breach, we will provide ongoing updates via our web site at a URL published and made available in our privacy notice.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

We at present do not receive data from third parties, except on those occasions where social media authentication may be used to interact with a Codango™ / Codango™ Labs resources. In those cases, we do not store personal data, but instead, only store hash or encoded information. The real personal data still resides with the social media site, where your true authentication takes place. Frankly, we do not use third party data for anything outside of authentication.

What Automated Decision Making And/Or Profiling We Do With User Data

We utilize no automated decision making or profiling with user data, except on some occasions where a user (by username, email address, or IP) has abused different aspects of our web site(s) resources, such as those listed in our Terms of Use policy. We will attempt to use technology to ban or block that user, often indefinitely. When a user has been blocked, they will see a message explaining that they have been banned from use.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

Although we are not governed by any particular industry disclosure requirements, we pledge an open, transparent relationship with any governmental or regulatory body, and fully cooperate with any and all law enforcement bodies worldwide.

As a good steward to Internet content and ownership rights, we also fully conform with all DCMA requests, and they can be invoked here.

Additional information on privacy at Codango™ / Codango™ Labs can be found here.