Privacy

Who we are

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

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

Emails are checked by Akismet for spam and the contact form is protected by reCAPTCHA. For additional information about how Akismet and Google processes data, please see the Akismet Privacy Policy and Google Privacy Policy.

Cookies

If you visit our login page, 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.

Cookies may also be set by our analytics and marketing partners, as well as by embedded content from other websites.

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 Google Analytics with IP-address anonymization 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.

We also use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting which provides insight into visitor demographics and interests. This information helps us improve the articles that we publish in the future since we know what people will be interested in, allowing us to improve the site and editorial content experience for our visitors.

For additional information about how Google processes data, please see the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Marketing

Advertisements

Richard Tech uses third-party advertisements to monetise the website.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to Richard Tech and/or other websites. You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Google Ads Settings. You can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting optout.aboutads.info.

Amazon Associates Programme

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.

For additional information about how Amazon and Genius Link process data, please see the Amazon Privacy Notice and Genius Link Privacy Policy.

Who we share your data with

Visitor comments and contact form entries 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 or use the contact form, 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.

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.