Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.tenterhooks.net.

We are an online community of and for:

  • Trans people
  • Gender nonconforming people
  • Partners to the above

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Notice on GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

We’ll do our darnedest to hold to all the lofty GDPR principles. However, since this site is administered from at least two different continents, one of them not being Europe, and the site content may be accessed and edited from anywhere on the Internet, on and off of the planet, we cannot and will not be GDPR compliant.

You have been warned – do not expect us to comply.

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

We do not have any 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. We do not recommend this.

If you do, 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.

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.

Analytics

We the owners & admins of the site (look up the current admin team) may analyse the data any way we see fit.

Whom we share your data with

We will not share your data, unless we are required to do so by law enforcement or other similar government agency.

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.

Mind you – the first who asks for any of this will have to wait until we figure out how to do that, although the out-of-the-box policy doc suggests it ought to be possible.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Do not fill in any of your contact information that you don’t want your grandma or prospective employer to associate with this site.

Create anonymous-like email address if you want to hide your identity; it’s easy enough.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We’ll try to remember to take backups regularly, but treat your longer treatises as if you were posting them anywhere else: they might be gone tomorrow – we know this from personal experience.

What data breach procedures we have in place

None whatsoever. We’ll try to remember & take backups on the regular like, and if we get wind that our site’s been breached, we’ll notify you.

What third parties we receive data from

None that we know of, unless you count the gravatar thingamajic.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None whatsoever. If we get tremendous rush of users, we might automate some screening process, but that’ll happen within the site.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

If you come up with something that ought to be here, let us know.

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