Who we are
Diveintothepool (“diveintothepool“) operates diveintothepool.com and may operate other websites. It is Diveintothepool’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Diveintothepool collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Diveintothepool’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Diveintothepool’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Diveintothepool may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Diveintothepool also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Diveintothepool blogs/sites. Diveintothepool only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Diveintothepool’s websites choose to interact with Diveintothepool in ways that require Diveintothepool to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Diveintothepool gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Diveintothepool to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Diveintothepool are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Diveintothepool collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Diveintothepool. Diveintothepool does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
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.
Diveintothepool may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Diveintothepool may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Diveintothepool does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Diveintothepool discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Diveintothepool’s behalf or to provide services available at Diveintothepool’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Diveintothepool’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Diveintothepool will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Diveintothepool discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Diveintothepool believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Diveintothepool, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Diveintothepool website and have supplied your email address, Diveintothepool may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Diveintothepool and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Diveintothepool takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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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 visit our login page, we Diveintothepool 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 on Diveintothepool, 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.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain information about blocking and deleting cookies for some commonly used browsers via the links below:
● CHROME: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en;
● EDGE: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy;
● FIREFOX: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences;
● INTERNET EXPLORER: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies;
● OPERA: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/; and
● SAFARI: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411.
Please note that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites and if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our 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.
If Diveintothepool, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Diveintothepool goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Diveintothepool may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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.