Who we are
Our web address is: https://giannisftaras.dev
This address is used solely for viewing information as well as posting articles on technology, IT security, and more.
Which personal data we collect and why
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.
Contact forms within the site may require information such as your full name, company name, contact information, and other personal data that are used exclusively for communication between the publisher and any interested party.
During form submission, information such as the IP address and the page from which the entry was made are also collected to control and prevent any unwanted messages from automated systems.
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. This also applies to certain contact and newsletter forms.
Analytics / trackers
Google Analytics libraries are used to analyze site traffic and popularity. These libraries collect data such as IP address, time spent on the page, visiting pages, geographic location, etc.
This type of data is collected after you explicitly give your consent on your first visit to the site by accepting the privacy and cookies policy. Otherwise, our site does not collect analytics data on you. The identifiable data collected is anonymized once sent to the Google servers to better protect your privacy.
Who we share your data with
Some of your data is shared with third-party applications that only serve for the better and easier operation and management of the site.
Your analytics data is shared with Google using the Google Analytics library.
We are not making use of these messages or data other than to follow up on users’ registered issues or inquiries. IP addresses are also transmitted to the Tidio application once the end user initiates the chat. Your personal data will be processed and transmitted in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Privacy and Protection law (CPP).
The data obtained may be also shared with judicial, police and other administrative authorities upon their legal request and in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. The user / visitor has, within the framework of telecommunication protection legislation, the rights to information and disagreement provided by applicable law articles.
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, 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.
In case you wish to delete your data from our servers or for any other technical reason, you can contact the webmaster at the email address [email protected]
If you want to change your cookie preferences you can do so by clicking here or using the gear icon at the bottom right corner of each page.
Where we send your data
The data and information we retain or you provide to us are stored on servers within the European Union as well as the United States, always with respect for your privacy and personal data protection regulations.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
You can get in touch with us for any technical or administrative reason at [email protected]
How we protect your data
All data passing through to and from our servers as well as the servers of the third-party affiliates, are transferred using the secure HTTPS protocol. This protocol guarantees that your personal information is kept secure and encrypted during transmission. We also have frequent security audits and updates in place that protect your personal information. The passwords stored in our database throughout our servers remain encrypted for even greater security. All of our services are managed everyday in order to insure the highest availability possible. If you have any issues you can check our status page for any possible downtimes.
What data breach procedures we have in place
All management accounts that have access to your data are secured with strong passwords and two-factor authentication. Our servers are also monitored daily for their flawless functionality and security to avoid any spyware and data breaches. In case such a breach occurs, a thorough investigation will take place in order to identify the affected accounts and all users will be notified. The notification content will depend on the severity of the account affected.