Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.vaga.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
The information you provide when submitting contact forms is retained by us on this website. It is retained solely for the purpose of getting in touch with you. We do not – and nor shall we ever – share this information with a third-party. We will not use it to send you unsolicited emails, letters, or messages of any kind.
If you want us to delete the information after our correspondence has ended, we will do so. But we will not necessarily delete it without your explicit request.
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.
We may offer a newsletter as part of our service. When you sign up for our newsletter, we will collect your name, email address, and any other data you may wish to provide. We will then use this information to send you regular newsletters. These newsletter may contain offers or promotions of a commercial nature, but they will always come from us. We will not sell this information to a third-party.
Who we share your data with
We use analytics software to monitor traffic to VAGA.org. We use the information we gather solely for the purpose of improving VAGA.org for our users and to increase site visibility.
The information collected includes visitor numbers, time spent on site, vague demographics, IP address, geographic location, and behavior (pages viewed, site searches, etc). Our analytics software will also tell us from which page you arrived on our site (e.g Google, another website, social media, and so on). When coming from search engines, we can see what search term you queried before arriving on our site.
We do not collect any information which might be used to personally identify you.
We do not share any of this information with third parties (except for the operators of the software – required for use).
We will never sell or exploit this information for commercial gain.
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. We might also use this information to pre-emptively block your comments (should you violate our terms of service regarding comments).
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.
This information is not shared with any third parties. It will never be sold or leveraged for commercial gain.
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 are checked through an automated spam detection service.
Visitor behavior may analyzed through third-party analytics software.
Social media engagement will be analyzed through social media analytics platforms.
Apart from that, we do not send your data anywhere.
Where we store your data
All data is retained on the VAGA.org server. We do not keep any hard copies of your information. We do not store any on digital devices, nor do we send this data using email, dropboxes, file transfers, or anything of the kind.
How we protect your data
VAGA.org has extensive protective measures in place to protect from unauthorized log-ins. Our Firewall is standard for a website of our size. We constantly monitor log-ins and website admin activity. If we see anything unusual, that user is immediately locked out.