Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://newswire.bamfas.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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

Any contact made with the BAMFAS Newswire team is strictly between the user and the site staff for resolving inquiries only. Addresses are never distributed or used for any other purposes.

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. 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

User visits to the homepage and article pages are tracked or have code from the following sites, no other information is sought by us

Quantcast.com
Google Analytics
Google Adsense / Doubleclick
Comscore
Wordpress / Jetpack

These are primarily for traffic data to monitor activity / performance and monetize the site

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.

Your contact information

BAMFAS Networks
jackieo@bamfas.com
(951) 215-6502

Additional information

How we protect your data

We collect relatively minimal information minus any tracking cookies from the noted providers above, guest comments, posts and general data are not part of the site structure so we have minimal footprint from our users if any at all internally.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Since users are not permitted to make accounts, the limited data you share is with third parties not in-house.  If we could monitor traffic without any cookies through third party services we would do it but that’s not so easy for us. If we’re breached there’s no user database for them to try and take information from.

What third parties we receive data from

Quantcast.com
Google Analytics
Google Adsense / Doubleclick
Comscore
Wordpress / Jetpack

They provide us with charts, progress pages and other information to show us where our demographics are and what they focus on

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

None, we largely index content we feel some interest in from producers, publishers, developers and other companies from their PR wire, if there’s a regional growth we try to add in companies specific to those regions to provide more content for those readers.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements