Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and make use of personal information. We adopt the best practices consistent with personal blog sites, and the spirit of our policy is to treat your personal information the same as we would like other websites to treat ours.
Who we are
This is Zit Seng’s Blog, a personal blog about technology, lifestyle, Singapore and other various topics. The blog is located at the website address https://zitseng.com/, and it is wholly owned by Lai Zit Seng.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect a variety of information on this website. Here are the details.
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 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.
We use Google Analytics on this website to analyse website traffic. You can learn about how Google uses information websites that use their services: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
You can opt-out of having your data collected by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on for the Chrome browser. Visit this Google Analytics help page for more information: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881. For other browsers, you can use their equivalent of Incognito mode.
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve advertisements to you based on your visit to this website and/or other sites on the Internet.
Website server logs
We collect website visitor information in our server logs, as is common with many other websites. These information include date/time of each visitor request, IP address, browser type, language preference, and referring site. These are typically not considered personally-identifying information. We do not merge this information with other sources of data to derive more meaning to individual entries. We do aggregate the data we collect to generate reports on trends in the usage of this website.
Who we share your data with
We may share with third parties the following types of information:
- Aggregate reports from website server logs.
- Reports from Google Analytics, which are produced from information collected by Google Analytics, not information provided by us.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
Our website server logs may be retained indefinitely.
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.
We may also disclose any data in our possession as required by law or judicial order.
Your contact information
You may contact us by sending us a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zitsengcom.
How we protect your data
Our website is operated on servers hosted with public cloud service providers. All data is stored in these servers. Encrypted backups may be extracted from time to time for safekeeping on our own servers.
We have adopted best practices for securing modern Unix servers consistent with industry norms. This includes the implementation of appropriate technical controls, operational controls, and management controls.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the unfortunately event of a data breach, we will be transparent in our communications. We will contact affected parties by email wherever we have email contact information. We will also publicly share the incident, our investigations, and our remedial actions, on our website.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive personally-identifiable information from any third parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not perform any automated decision making and/or profiling of our users.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We are located in the Republic of Singapore, and are subject to the laws of the country. There are specific industry regulatory disclosure required of us.