Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a registered student organization at the University of Kentucky affiliated with the Patterson School of International Diplomacy and Commerce. The views expressed here are solely those of our writers and should be taken at face value. Our website address is: http://pattersonjournal.com.

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.

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.

Who we share your data with

This blog is principally financed through Google’s personalized advertisement service, Google Adsense. The advertisements on our website appear entirely without prior knowledge of the authors and editors of the Patterson Journal and have no impact whatsoever on our editorial voice, opinions, or views.

The user information collected through personalized advertising is used in accordance with Google’s privacy policies. Please review their Privacy Policy for more information.

In addition, Google shows users how ads are being customized via the Ads Settings, which they can find through My Account and most “Ads by Google” or “AdChoices” links seen in Google ads. Users can opt out of personalized ads entirely. With this tool, we hope that users will feel engaged and comfortable with the ads shown to them. For more information, please visit the advertising policy FAQ.

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.

How we protect your data

We strive to provide the highest level of security possible to our users. All content on the Patterson Journal is fully encrypted and hosted securely.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our team will respond to any potential data breaches in accordance with the policies and procedures of our domain host, other third parties, and relevant legal authorities.

Our contact information

Please direct any questions to expattboard@gmail.com