Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://kinkunveiled.com.  I am a strong privacy advocate and think most people are blissfully unaware of just how dangerous masses of data is when it is used against us.  Please read the very bottom section on increasing your online privacy including using Tor browser and a great linux anti-snooping operating system.

What personal data we collect and why I collect it

Mostly, I just don’t care about collecting data.  I think there is WAY too much data collected about people and I have zero interest in selling said data to anyone (especially advertisers or government!)   I don’t want to collect data but sometimes it is needed to make this website function or if you want to make purchases — so I have to collect some data, at least for a short time.

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

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.

No cookies knowingly collect any extra data about you like your web surfing habits because I really don’t think its any of my business what you do on any other website aside from this one.  I say “knowingly” because I didn’t write the code. If I do find out the cookie is a tracker of any kind, I will change that immediately.

 

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

I currently use google analytics, but only recently became concerned that google is too invasive and voilates personal data morals.  If I can switch to a better system I will, but currently I use Google analytics and don’t know how much data they store/collect about you.

Who we share your data with

I don’t want to share you data with anyone. I will never share it unless it is required.  Obviously, when purchases are involved, the data has to be shared with companies to make the credit card transaction work as well as with third party shipping companies so that the product actually gets sent to you.  If there was a way to do this without ‘collecting data’ I would do it, but having your address is super important if you want to recieve a package from me. After you get the package, then I am definitely not sharing that info willingly.

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.

If you make a purchase, I keep your data long enough to ensure your package was successfully delivered and there are no issues with your purchase.  I don’t want to look incompetent by there being an issue and I can’t even verify that you made a purchase.

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 are checked through an automated spam detection service. I will never, ever sell or share your data with any 3rd party unless legally forced to do so by law — and if law enforcement is making requests (after the first request, of course), I will figure out how to automatically delete data so I don’t have any data to share with them.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I feel strongly that people’s private information should be kept private.  I don’t share information with anyone I don’t have to.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Honestly, I don’t have a data breach procedure as from, if there is a breach and data is hacked, I will send out a mass email within 72 hours of the hack informing you of the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

I buy no data, ever.  This is a hobby website and I really don’t that much about data collection.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

The only way I use collected data is to make this website run better.  The analytics tells me that certain browsers or display information is requested for rendering the website so if there is suddenly a new browser or masses of people using a new system or requirement, I may double check that my website is optimized to display well on that platform.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If law enforcement comes to me with a warrant signed by a judge, I will comply with the warrant to hand over the data they request (if my lawyer says I have to.)  Then I will look at the data they requested and try to set up a system that automatically deleted this type of data as 1) finding info to hand over for any reason is too much work for me and I am lazy 2) Working with law enforcement is creepy and I feel like a snitch.

 

This privacy policy is subject to change at any time.  Changes will be generally in the direction of increasing your privacy protection and to not collecting data.

Final Suggestions for You to Increase Your Online Privacy.

Use a VPN when you are surfing the web or making financial transactions. Be aware that Windows, Chrome and Facebook are all incredibly invasive and collect all your data by default.  Change your privacy settings on Windows immediately if you haven’t already done so (and disable Cortana).  Download and use Tor Browser.  If you are super concerned about being tracked, use Tails (it is a USB stick linux based operating system that you can boot any computer to use and browse anonymously and is designed to use Tor and many other privacy protection software out of the box.  This is the operating system whistleblower Edward Snowden uses.  Download Tails here (you will need 2x 4GB+ sticks in order to install it, as 1 stick installations may inadvertently install tracking software from the computer you are using.)