Who we are
Our website address is: https://theweirdcrap.com.
Concerns and/or questions are addressed via our contact form available on the website.
Legal explanation: 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.
What it means: Spam protection needs to identify IP addresses of known spammers. If we didn’t do this, comments sections would be filled with spam.
Legal explanation: 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. To help protect visitor privacy, we have enabled a tool that strips meta-data from images submitted.
What it means: There is inherent risk in downloading any media. To protect visitors, we strip data imbedded in images.
Legal explanation: 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.
To submit content, often a login option feature is enabled and will leave cookies in your browser. TheWeirdcrap.com has chosen not to have a login feature to further protect visitors in the event of a malicious data breach.
What it means: The comment section requires cookies to work properly if you choose to be notified of replies to your comment. To protect visitors, we choose not to use a login option when submitting content.
Advertising & Cookies
Legal explanation: TheWeirdcrap.com uses third party tools (Google Analytics) and may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on the TheWeirdcrap.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. We may display this information publicly (such as popular pages). TheWeirdcrap.com does not disclose personally-identifying information.
It is possible to opt-out of browser analytics with this tool: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
What it means: Simple statistics such as unique visitors and most popular pages viewed is not possible without collecting information about visitor behavior (what pages are visited). This is not personal information.
Embedded content from other websites
Legal explanation: 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.
Links to Other Websites
What it means: We have links to other websites. We are not responsible for anyone else’s behaviour.
How long we retain your data
Legal explanation: 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.
What it means: After several comments have been approved without concern, a visitor will be able to submit a comment and it will post in real time. We need to store comment info to make this feature work.
What rights you have over your data
Legal explanation: If you 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.
What it means: Supplying any content will leave a footprint on the website. If you want that footprint removed, just ask via the Contact Form.
Where we send your data
Legal explanation: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. Typically this includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
What it means: We use span protection to identify comment spam. That service needs to collect information to work.
Legal explanation: Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will remove that information from our servers. If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent’s consent before we collect and use that information.
What it means: The content on TheWeirdcrap.com is inappropriate for persons under the age of 13. Likewise, it is inappropriate for us to collect content from minors. If you are under the age of 13, you should not visit TheWeirdcrap.com without parental approval. If you have that approval and wish to submit content, we need your parents to contact us and let us know its ok.