Privacy Policy

GeekyMinds is committed to safeguarding your privacy. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you. We want you to know how we collect, use, share, disclose, and protect information about you. By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. We may change or add to this Privacy Policy, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

Who we are

GeekyMinds is a technology blog run by Aritra Mukherjee and Adrita Roy. Our website address is https://geekyminds.co.in.

Definitions

  • Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; Personal Data is “personal data”, “Personal Information”, “personal information”.
  • Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
  • Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
  • Child – a natural person under 18 years of age.
  • We/us/our (either capitalized or not) – GeekyMinds

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

We use Disqus as our comment management system and we do not collect or store any data you share using the Disqus comment system on our website. The Disqus privacy policy is available here: https://help.disqus.com/en/articles/1717103-disqus-privacy-policy.

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.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Email Subscription

If you subscribe to GeekyMinds to receive notifications of new posts by email, your email address (and no other personal data) will be retained by us. You can find the unsubscription link in the emails you receive from us.

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. GeekyMinds visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the GeekyMinds website, with the drawback that certain features of the GeekyMinds website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Necessary 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.

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.

Functionality Cookies

Disqus uses cookies for its functioning on our website. Please review their use of cookies: https://help.disqus.com/en/articles/1717155-use-of-cookies.

Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to track the use and performance of our website. Google Analytics sets persistent cookies of 2-year duration. We use Google Analytics to improve the user experience on the website. We also use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Advertising Cookies

We use advertising cookies to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

We use Google Adsense to deliver advertisements on the GeekyMinds website. You may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

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.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to track the use and performance of our website. We share your data with:

Our Processing partners:

Connected Third Parties:

We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure an adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it by visiting our website or if there are other legal grounds for it including for business or commercial purposes.

How long we retain your data

We may store Log Data as described above indefinitely for security purposes.

We do not store Personal Information that is, as described above, shared with Third Parties and Processing partners.

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.

Likewise, if you subscribe to GeekyMinds to receive notifications of new posts by email, your email address (and no other personal data) will be retained indefinitely until you unsubscribe, after which it is immediately deleted. You can find the unsubscription link in the emails you receive from us.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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.

Your contact information

Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your privacy is very important to us. At GeekyMinds we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. Stored data is encrypted when possible.

Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at [email protected]. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

What third parties we receive data from

If you create an account or log in to our website using your WordPress account, we will receive your personal data (like email address) that WordPress provides us.

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

We use Google Analytics for profiling. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We have no industry regulatory disclosures.