Who we are
- When we mention or say “I”, “we”, “us”, or BugThinking, it pertains to us who owns and runs BugThinking.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Blog post comments
In the event a visitor leaves a comment in any of our blog posts or articles in BugThinking, we collect data shown in the comment form. The minimum data we asks from our visitors are as follows:
- Name (required)
- Email Address (required)
- Website (optional)
The comment will be reviewed by us and once it is approved, our visitors’ profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of their comment.
Generally, when you visit BugThinking and wanted to contact us, we direct you to go to our Contact Us page. This page contains our contact email addresses depending on the reason why you want to get in touch with us directly. We don’t require any information from you to submit. In the event you send us an email, we SOLELY use it ONLY to respond to your inquiry.
In some cases we use contact forms in some blog posts. The purpose of the contact form is for us to address your concern from that specific post. We don’t keep your personal details for other marketing matters but only to the matters referring to the post.
We also have subscription form in the event you want to subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Again, we don’t use your personal information, such as name and email address, for other marketing purposes.
As of writing this, we collect and manage all the names (optional) email addresses through a third-party mailing service called MailChimp. This is the platform we use for managing our weekly newsletter. We can only control and manage the personal data you have provided to us upon your subscription to our mailing list. MailChimp still do have their own policies in usage here.
When you visit our website, we may collect information about your computer. This includes your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
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.
Like many other Web sites, BugThinking.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Who we share your data with
Technically, we don’t share your data with anyone. The personal data you provided to us such as your name and email address will only be used on:
- When you leave a comment to us.
- When you subscribe to our newsletter.
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.
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.
Arsie Organo Jr.
Founder and Editor
Updated: 02nd June 2018