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Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Echosight: Your Privacy-Centric Digital Partner. Discover more at echosight.io.

Comments: Your Voice, Our Responsibility

When you comment on Echosight, we collect the details you provide, alongside your IP and browser details, to combat spam effectively. We might use an anonymized string from your email (a ‘hash’) to check if you’re using Gravatar (privacy policy here). Post-comment approval, your Gravatar picture becomes publicly linked to your comment.

Media: Share with Care

Uploading images? Please strip any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to protect your privacy. Note: Uploaded images are accessible by visitors, who can extract embedded location data.

Cookies: Enhancing Your Echosight Experience

Leaving a comment? Opt to save your details (name, email, website) in cookies for future convenience – they last one year. For login functionality, we use temporary cookies to check browser compatibility (no personal data, discarded post-session) and persistent cookies for login information and display preferences. ‘Remember Me’ extends login persistence to two weeks. Editing or publishing? A cookie tracks the post ID of your edited article for one day.

Embedded Content: The Wider Web Within Echosight

Our articles may include content (videos, images, etc.) from other websites. This content follows the same privacy rules as if you visited the source site directly. Note: These sites might collect your data, use cookies, or track your interactions, especially if you have an account with them.

Data Sharing: Limited and Secure

Password reset requests include your IP address in the reset email for security purposes.

Data Retention: Holding onto What Matters

Comments are kept indefinitely for community continuity and ease of follow-up. Registered users? We securely store the personal info you provide. You can edit or delete your data anytime (username excluded), and our admins can also manage this info for operational needs.

Your Data Rights: Control at Your Fingertips

Got an account or left comments? You can request an export of your personal data we hold, or ask us to erase it. This excludes data we’re required to keep for legal, administrative, or security reasons.

Data Routing: Vigilant Spam Detection

We check visitor comments via an automated spam detection service for a safer community space.