Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.lesvosnews.gr.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 anonymized 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.

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.

We also make use of cookies required from third-party services. For Google Analytics, cookies include no personal data and you may read more at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics, you should have a look at Google’s official browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Logged-in users may be subject to cookies originating from Facebook, you can find their privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

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

Analytics

We make use of Google Analytics to analyze visitor behavior and improve our website’s design and content performance. You may find out more at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics, you should have a look at Google’s official browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Who we share your data with

We share data with companies whose services are required in order to run a digital business on the web. Companies that may have access to data from our website are Facebook (https://www.facebook.com), Google (https://www.google.gr/services), JP Interactive (https://www.jpinteractive.eu) and their partners. Occasionally, we may show advertisements with integrated tracking codes from third-party advertisers, whose behavior we can not control accurately. All companies are required to maintain their own terms of service and privacy policies that you may read when visiting their websites. To find out more about your data, in most cases, you have the option to contact them directly. If this is not possible, you can contact us through the means described at the end of this page.

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 personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Your contact information

For any inquiry related to the privacy of your data, you may contact us at sinanis@lesvosnews.gr.

How we protect your data

To better protect your data, we encrypt your interactions with our website.