Privacy Policy

Who we are

My website address is https://busylog.net.

What personal data busylog.net collects and why we collect it

The following information can be captured by WordPress, installed plugin, third-party code and of custom scripts.

Activity Log

Log file is a text file which contains information used to manage and protect busylog.net.
The following information can be captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the timestamp of the activity.
Some activities (for example read a post, add a comment, rate a post...) may also include the IP address, user agent, timestamp, asked URL and referral URL.

Why?

Log and related information are used for troubleshooting (in order to figure out problems on the blog), for anti-abuse reasons (for example wrong or suspicious behaviours blocked by fail2ban), for statistical information (for example geographical area of visitors).

Example of Tracked

Login attempts/actions, read, "contact me", post and page update, publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management.

Comments, "Contact me" and Gravatar

When visitors leave comments busylog.net collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor's IP address, timestamp and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Moreover are collected commenter's name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address.
Additionally, busylog.net receives commenter's local user ID (if available), commenter's local username (if available), commenter's site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter's email address (if available), and the comment content.
Moreover, Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on busylog.net so the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter's name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent (see here https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/).
An anonymised 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.

Why?

Some information is used for troubleshooting and anti-abuse purpose.
The actual submission data is stored in the database of busylog.net on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to me (i.e. the site author who published the comments on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter's IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
I could use that information you provided me to visit links you sent or to contact you *only* for reasons strictly related to the blog posts, articles or comments you submitted on busylog.net (honestly I never did).

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.

Google Analytics and Adsense

Busylog.net uses Google Analytics and Google AdSense.

Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects.
Please refer to the appropriate Google AdSense documentation for the specific type of data it collects.
Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.

Who we share your data with

Directly busylog.net does not share data with other.
Can be shared information with plugins such as Akismet for antispam reasons ... please refers to above text for more details.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
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 (and "contact me" message) may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
About comments (or "contact me" message) the following information is sent to me by email: IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.