Privacy Policy

Here at Daneshmand, cyber security is always top priority for our readers and viewers. We ensure we use state of the art defence mechanisms on our website to protect you from possible malware and viruses (Trojan horses, etc.). We maintain an open platform for all visitors while keeping their information safe. We also are completely transparent in how we collect information and what purpose that information serves. We encourage everyone to read our privacy policy and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

  • How We Collect and Protect Personal Information?

         Comments

When visitors leave comments on our site, we may collect the data shown in the comments form, 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 Daneshmand to see if you are using it. 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 our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website may download and extract any location data from images on the website.

          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 our 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

  • How Long We Retain 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, 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.

  • How We Respect Your Rights Over Your Information?

If you have an account on our 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.

  • What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place?

We monitor all information that comes and goes from our website. If we detect that malicious activity to have taken place with your information, we have a set algorithm of procedures which we will trigger. Starting off with blocking the breach, reporting the breach to private cyber security firms and notifying all readers who may have been affected. We will also assist our readers minimize all possible damages and help them protect themselves going forward.