Privacy Policy

What’s a Privacy Policy?

Your privacy is important. Although it is impractical in this day and age to try and keep all of your personal information off of the internet, you should have an expectation that websites and organizations you interact with are treating any information you share with them with proper care. Websites should never collect more information than they need and that information should be retained only as long as needed.

All websites should have a section similar to this one that explain clearly what data is being collected and why. The policy should also tell you how long the data is kept, how it is protected, and what you can do if you wish to have your personal data removed. If a website does not have a clear policy you should consider carefully before sharing any information with the site.

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.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

When you contact us using the Contact page, the information you entered is stored in a secure database on this site. We do this to ensure that no messages are lost in transit to our mailbox.

MailPoet newsletter & emails

If you have subscribed to our newsletter or if you are a member of our website (you can log in) or if you have purchased on our website, there is a good chance you will receive emails from us.

We will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which pertain to the services we provided to you.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.

This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.


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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or send a message using our Contact form, the comment or message 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.

We use Google Analytics to help us track activity on this site. Google Analytics may use cookies to identify you across multiple websites and may retain anonymized data about your activities. For more information please read the How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.

Your contact information

Cybersecurity for Parents will never sell or provide your contact information to a third party. We may occasionally use your contact information to alert you to new features or information related to the site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored exclusively on our servers which are hosted by one of the world’s leading Web hosting providers. As a Cybersecurity professional I consider it my duty to observe industry best practices to secure my site and protect your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, our policy is to notify all potentially impacted users by email as soon as feasible.