Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.socialcodingsa.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 visit our login page, 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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
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
We collect contact details submitted for email subscriptions and store them using a third party system to manage subscriptions.
How we protect your data
Our site uses encryption to reduce incidences of data leaks and breaches. Using industry standard best practice, the site creates a secure end to end connection, and we encourage you to always use https://www.socialcodingsa.com to ensure any data you submit is done securely.
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
We check our third party security software to note any potential security incidents, and will appropriately inform any affected parties, as per obligations of the related legislation.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use a third party analytics platform, to understand visitor patterns. We employ a third party system to monitor traffic to the site to deter security breaches, which notes your location, as provided by your internet provider, among other details of visitors to the site. The information collected is not ordinarily personally identifiable. In the case of a breach, we may share this information with authorities to track the source of the breach within the limitations of legislation.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We adhere to local legislation (herein referring to South African legislation and the jurisdiction of South African courts), and make efforts to ensure the site has appropriate mechanisms to comply within reasonable capacity. Any use of the site implies agreement to the use of local legislation to resolve any disputes, and supersede any other private agreements.