Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains what information RealPrivacy.io and its related entities collect about its users, what we do with that information, and how we handle the content you place in our products and services.

No Invasive Tracking

This website (RealPrivacy.io) respects the privacy of all visitors, which is why this website does not use Google Analytics or other invasive tracking software and we generally collect as little information as possible to keep this site running smooth. Instead, this site uses a self-hosted open-source version of Matomo that keeps any analytics information local and away/unobtainable from any third parties. Specifically, when you visit this website we may use cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect the following information:

  • An Anonymized IP Address (first two octets only)
  • Referrer
  • Browser Information
  • Time of access
  • Pages visited

This data has not, and will never be sent or sold to third parties. The primary use for this data is to see where traffic to RealPrivacy.io is referred from, and how much traffic the site and its pages and blog posts receive each day.

This data will be collected regardless of browser, device, or app used to access our services. However, this websites respects Do Not Track (DNT) setting in your browser, so if you have that turned on in your browser settings then none of the above data will be collected. We do not buy or otherwise receive data from data brokers.

Comment Privacy

If you want to leave a comment on RealPrivacy.io or send us a message, you do not have to use your real email address or name. You can simply use any name or email you wish for the form (real or fake) and we will still get the comment or message. You can use your real name and email if you choose, but it’s your choice. You can also create an anonymous email address for free for an extra layer of privacy.

Data Collection

When you visit RealPrivacy.io, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the site.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with the email address and our responses.

2. WEBSITE USE INFORMATION

Similar to other websites, this blog utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, and time spent at this site, along with data mentioned above. Therefore we get the basic analytics data necessary to run the site, and your privacy remains secure.

How does RealPrivacy.io use the information you provide to us?

Broadly speaking, we use this information for the purposes of administering, expanding, and improving the website for our visitors.

What are your rights?

As we are processing your personal data for our legitimate interests as stated above, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. There are legitimate reasons why we may refuse your objection, which depend on why we are processing it.

Under data protection laws, you have rights we need to make you aware of. The rights available to you depend on our reason for processing your information.

Your right of access

You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. This right always applies. There are some exemptions, which means you may not always receive all the information we process.

Your right to rectification

You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. This right always applies.

Your right to erasure

You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing

You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing

You have the right to object to processing if we are able to process your information because it is in our legitimate interests.

Your right to data portability

This only applies to information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organization to another, or give it to you. The right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. We have one month to respond to you.

Sharing your information

We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.

We use data processors who are third parties who provide elements of services for us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organization apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.

Children’s information

We do not provide services directly to children or pro-actively collect their personal information. However, the information in the relevant parts of this privacy policy applies to children as well as adults.

Links and Affiliated sites

This website contains hypertext links to other sites, advertisers and other third parties. By clicking on any of these links, you are leaving the RealPrivacy.io website. RealPrivacy.io has no control over the information collected by any third party after you have left the www.realPrivacy.io website. We advise and encourage you to read their privacy policies.

The data collection and usage practices of any third party linked to RealPrivacy.io are not covered by this Privacy Policy. RealPrivacy.io assumes no liability and is not responsible for any practices of such third party websites, including their privacy practices or content.

Contacting RealPrivacy.io

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you may contact us.

Your Consent

By using this site you consent to this Privacy Policy. If we change our policies, we will post those changes on this site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.