Privacy Policy

Who we are

FAQwalla serves as a community that helps people understand various things by letting them ask questions and receive answers from other users.

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 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.

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 mainly share your data with some reputed advertising agencies like Amazon, Google Adsense, Media.net, etc. These advertising agencies place some cookies to track some kind of information. Some cookies will be placed to track your shopping habits while some may track your location. However, these cookies will be placed by some reputed advertising agencies so, you’re in safe hands.

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.

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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Always feel free to express your views and also send your suggestions to us through our Contact Page.

How we protect your data

We always strive to protect our users’ data in the best possible way. To make sure our visitor’s data is in safe hands, we only love to share the data to only some reputed agencies like Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Media.net, Amazon, etc. These are all well-known worldwide for their services to the public. And hence, we promise you that we will always protect your privacy.

Types of Data we process

We or our advertising partners like Google try to process this data –

  1. Your Location
  2. Browsing Habits

How do we process your data?

We have partnered with Google Adsense & its partners which try to place relevant cookies (only if you agree to the terms & conditions) when you visit our website. These cookies will help Google & its partners to show personalized or non-personalized ads to you.

What is the purpose of this data processing?

The main purpose of this data processing is to show relevant ads to you while you browse our site so that you have a good overall experience during your visit to the site.

How users can request a deletion of their data?

Users visiting our website who have privacy concerns are allowed to not accept cookie placement consent so that there will be no cookies placed & no data processed at all. In case if any user thinks that there are cookies placed & ads are being personalized, he/she can simply delete the browsing history to clear all the cache & cookies.