The following info may be voluntarily submitted by users and stored by Spooky to use features on the site:
- Email address, profile photo, other voluntary fields to use the forum or comments features.
- ibid., provided by your manually-selected social-sign-in app of choice, provided via oAuth
Who we are
Our website address is: https://spookymag.com.
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.
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 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.
Analytics are provided using privacy-focused 3rd-party service Plausible.io.
Who we share your data with
Data may be checked as spam with 3rd-party services.
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.
Visit our general Contact page with any comments relating to privacy.
How we protect your data
Small number of admin users with access, using 2FA and strong passwords.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We may or may not hire Blackwater to kill those responsible. Maybe with a crowd-funding campaign? What the fuck do you think, this is a fucking blog. Worried about your data? Don’t give it to us. If we don’t have it, it won’t get breached.
What third parties we receive data from
We have yet to be invited to our third party, having made such a scene at the first two.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
I don’t know, probably zero? Maybe our security plugins block certain IPs? If you’re scared what SpookyMag.com is automating with your profile, maybe stay off the Internet, or at least fuck off.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
This site is dangerously funny. If you hate to laugh, you may find yourself subject to violent spasms.