Privacy Policy

This policy was updated on Nov 11, 2020.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.valibyte.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

We use a comment plugin, AnyComment, to manage and moderate the comments. When you leave comments on our website, we may collect your personal data, including your name and email address. We do not share these data with any third party.

You can delete all the comments under your email address with the delete button located on top left side of the main comment form. You can also contact us to delete the personal information you leave after submtting a comment. See the bottom of this Policy for how to contact us.

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

You’ll be requested your name and email address if you contact us using the contact forms on our website. These enables us to get back to you.

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.

reCAPTCHA

We uses reCAPTCHA v3 on our website to helps us prevent spam and abuse on our website. It collects your hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending it to Google for analysis. The information collected will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used by Google to personalize advertising. Your use of reCAPTCHA v3 is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You may need to check them for more information about how reCAPTCHA works and how it collects and processes your data.

Analytics

We use a plugin called Slimstat to analyze our visitors’ behaviors on valibyte.com. If you visit our website, Slimstat won’t collect your personal identifiable information (like your real name and physicial address). It will collect:

  • Your IP address
  • Your country
  • The pages you visit
  • How long you are on the website
  • Where you come from
  • What you click

This tool collects these data and stores them in a database of the website. This information will become anonymous after processing and before storage. We do NOT share these information to any third-party individual or organization.

If you want to opt out of tracking, you can do so by clicking Deny on the cookie notice at the bottom of the webpage.

Ads

We are a small website and we need support to maintain it. So we enable advertisements on our website. The ad service we are using is Media.net, which may serve personlized ads based on your prior visits to our or other websites. If you want to opt out fo this, you can turn ad personalization off on its Ad Choices page.

If you need to, you can check out more information on the privacy policy of Media.net.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns

Google Analytics uses cookies to on your web browser to identify your visits. If you want to opt out of this, you can install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on on your web browser.

Google AdSense uses cookies to personalize the ads they serve you. You may disable ad personalization on Google’s ad personalization page.

You can set your browser in a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and that cookies are only allowed in individual cases, that cookies are only accepted for certain cases or not at all, or that cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.

Who we share your data with

Apart from the data sharing above, we do not share your personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

The data we collect through Slimstat may be retained indefinitely. To see what data we collect, check out the Analytics section.

If you leave a comment, your login information, your comments and their metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you want us to remove your data from our database, you can contact us using the method we provide below.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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

We do not send your data stored on our website to anyone, although visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We have security security measures, including security plugins and firewall, set up on our website. We use these measures to protect our website from being attacked and prevent the attacker from acquiring your data.

How often we change this Policy

We may modify this policy according to our users’ feedback or changes of regulations. When we do so, we’ll also change the “last update” date at the top of this Policy. For you to know the updates of this policy, we encourage you to check this policy page regularly.

How you can contact us

You can contact us using the contact form here.