Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.roboticmagazine.com. This website is based in Ankara, Turkey.

This privacy notice also applies to our forums section, under http://www.roboticmagazine.com/forums/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it and who we share your data with

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.

Comments made through Disqus: We use Disqus commenting system on our site. We have no integration of Disqus with our website when you sign on, such as Disqus’s “Single Sign on” system, and therefore when you login to comment, Disqus is the sole controller of your data and we do not see it or do anything with it. Disqus takes steps to protect your data and make sure data collection complies with the laws. If you have questions about how Disqus handles your data, you can visit https://disqus.com/support/.

After you make a comment through Disqus, they show us the name you provided, the email you provided, and your IP address, strictly for moderation purposes only. This is so that we have the ability to ban a certain user based on email or IP address, if he/she is entering spam comments.

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 currently do not have any contact forms. If you like to contact us, please email to the address shown in the “Contact Us” page.

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.

Currently we do not allow users to publish an article or post on the main site, but in the forums section you can make posts.

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.

Also see Analytics section below, for more on cookies.

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 use Statcounter.com and Google Analytics, in order to track traffic on our website. These sites can track IP addresses of users in order to count the number of visitors. We do not store or do anything whatsoever with your IP address or any other data these services track. We use the default and free options for these services, just for the purpose of tracking the number of visitors. If you like to get more information what exactly these services do, you can get more information from those websites as well.

 

Here is how StatCounter uses cookies on our site:

StatCounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.
StatCounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

StatCounter analytics cookie is set in the browsers of people who visit our site. This cookie is used only to determine first-time and returning visitors and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is stored in the cookie. Cookie duration is 5 years. This is the default situation.

Furthermore, when you visit our website a StatCounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from StatCounter and set your browsers to refuse StatCounter analytics cookies on our site (and all other sites which use StatCounter) on this page.

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy

 

Here is how Google uses cookies on our site:

Here is a link to how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services, and to view it please click here. Here is another link that tells you how Google Analytics, uses cookies, to track our website traffic, and for that please click here.

 

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 analytics tracking, please see StatCounter and Google Analytics section, written above.

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. If you have trouble doing this, such as you want your information be edited or deleted, please contact us and we will do so.

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.

 

Final Notes:

We do not collect any information from you, other than what you specifically provide to us, or, as described above, such as the prevailing default ways of collecting information on the internet only for facilitating making comments or posts or tracking website traffic. We will not, sell or rent your information to anyone or any company. We do not do anything with your data, other than it is used for making comments or making posts. We also fully comply with the standards of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as applies to our site, in terms of what data we process.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct/delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any question you have about our use of your data.

If you do not agree with this policy or our terms on the terms page, please do not use our website.

 

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