Who we are

Our website address is https://richardtech.net.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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.

Contact forms

If you submit a message using a contact form on the site, the submission data is stored in the database of the site and is emailed directly to our email address. This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

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.

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.

Analytics

We use WordPress.com Stats to analyse the traffic of this website, and what posts and pages are the most popular.

The purpose of analytics means that we can see which articles are striving on the site and which ones aren’t doing as well – this helps us improve the articles that we publish in the future since we know what people like and then the site will be better for our visitors.

WordPress.com Stats privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Affiliate

Richard Tech makes use of affiliate links. We may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links, at no additional cost to you.

Amazon

This website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

We use Genius Link to process outbound Amazon links from the website, so you get redirected to the local Amazon affiliate link for your location. When you click on these links, your browser will be given a cookie to keep track of the referral. If you end up buying a product, we will earn a small commission.

eBay

This website is a participant in the eBay Partner Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to eBay.

Namecheap

This website is a participant in the Namecheap Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Namecheap.

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Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Information about your use of the site may be shared with our social media, affiliate and analytics partners.

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. 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.

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.

Contact information

If you have any questions send them over to inbox@richardtech.net.