How We Handle Your Data
A. HOW WE COLLECT & STORE YOUR DATA
1. What data is collected and stored when I visit The Privacy Issue?
The Privacy Issue has selected Matomo as its Web analytics platform. Web analytics allow us to understand our users engagement with our site to understand where it delivers value, and where it can be improved in terms of usability, simplicity, and speed. It also helps us to understand where our site visitors originate, and audit those referring sites to ensure they aren't making unfounded or exaggerated claims.
Matomo is Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) that is hosted on our own server infrastructure to ensure your privacy (unlike platforms such as Google Analytics). For example, the Center for Data Privacy Protection in France (CNIL) recommended Matomo as the only tool that can easily ensure full compliance with privacy regulations. Matomo is used to aggregate information about our website visitors.
- your browser user-agent,
- screen resolution,
- referring website,
- IP address.
To ensure your privacy, The Privacy Issue discards the last two octets of the IP address.
2. Where is my data stored and who has access to it?
The Privacy Issue is subject to EU law and is in compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC), which prohibits companies transferring data to overseas jurisdictions with weaker privacy laws. The Privacy Issue will not locate servers in countries where it's forced to break this compliance. Due to the nature of our logging practices, The Privacy Issue servers do not contain any personally identifiable information and thus, if seized, could not be used to identify users.
No third parties have access to any of your data. We always use first or third party tools we can host on our own servers in a protected and secure environment.
B. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
1. What are my data protection rights?
We want to make sure you are full aware of all your data protection rights. Everyone is entitled to the following:
The right to access
You have the right to request a copy of the personal data The Privacy Issue stores about you.
The right to rectification
You have the right to request that The Privacy Issue corrects any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask The Privacy Issue to complete any information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure
You have the right to request that The Privacy Issue erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing
You have the right to request that The Privacy Issue restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing
You have the right to object to The Privacy Issue’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability
You have the right to request that The Privacy Issue transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. How can I get access to the data you store on my behalf via a subject access request?
In accordance with GDPR legislation, reasonable requests for release of a specific user's data will be honored within 28 days of an acceptable request from a user or person with a provable legal relationship with that user.
We reserve the right to refuse or charge for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive. Any refused subject access requests will be responded to without undue delay including the refusal reason as well as recourse to refer to the supervisory authority.
Subject access requests should be made in writing to email@example.com
3. Where is the regulatory authority that oversees the jurisdiction in which IVPN operates under GDPR?
The Privacy Issue is an initiative of IVPN and its parent company Privatus Limited, which is registered in Gibraltar. As such, the GDPR regulatory body is the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority. Their website can be found here: http://www.gra.gi.
C. ALL ABOUT COOKIES
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies. For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Matomo, a tool used for Web analytics hosted on our servers (see A/1.) may set a Web cookie to facilitate the identification of users who revisit the site. No other first-party or third-party cookies are placed when visiting theprivacyissue.com.
3. How can I manage cookies?
You can set your browser not to accept cookies. The website allaboutcookies.org explains how to remove cookies from your browser.
D. CHANGES TO THIS DATA USE POLICY
1. How will I be informed of changes to this data use policy?
If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.