Zit Seng's Blog

A Singaporean's technology and lifestyle blog

Privacy Policy

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.

The following is our privacy policy.

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.

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 anonymised 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. We direct website visitors to contact us on our Facebook page. Facebook’s privacy policy is available here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. We may use any information you provide to us on this channel in a reasonable manner in order to continue communicating with you, complete a request, and provide a service to you, in relation to our communication.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

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.

Advertisements

We may serve advertisements on this website using third party vendors, including Google. These third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve advertisements based on your visits to this website. You understand and accept that:

  • 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.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.)

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.

Additional information

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. Whenever there are non-trivial changes, we will announce our updated policy on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/zitsengcom. You are encouraged to follow and turn on notifications for our page, or to check this Privacy Policy regularly. Your continued use of this website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.