Who we are
The site is maintained by Lodestone Systems. Our website address is: https://www.lodesys.com.
You can find our current contact information at https://www.lodesys.com/about-us/contact-us/
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.
When visitors fill out a contact form 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.
Web server logs
We gather certain information automatically through your use of the Site. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, the files viewed on the Site, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.
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.
Who we share your data with
Embedded content from other websites
Pages on this site may include embedded content – mainly videos from YouTube and Vimeo. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Visitor comments & response form information may be checked through Automatttic’s Akismet, an automated spam detection service.
Analytics, fonts & reCaptcha
We also use a number of other Google products, including Google Fonts and the Google reCaptcha service, which protects our website from spam and abuse.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.
We do not rent or trade our email lists with other organizations and businesses.
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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 own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
We use servers protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our visitors.
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.