Privacy Policy

Who we are

MakesNoise is a blog on technology, health, travel, lifestyle, and more. Our focus is on bringing you the best, up-to-date and trending information on the topics that matter most to you. Our website address is https://makesnoise.com/.

Personal data that we collect and why we collect it

MakesNoise collects certain kinds of information from our visitors in order to improve and enhance your overall experience. Your experience with our brand and website matter to us. We want you to have the best experience possible each and every time you visit MakesNoise. Here’s what we collect and how it helps us improve your visit.

Comments

No one likes SPAM and to help guard against it, MakesNoise collects the data in the comments form and each visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This helps us to better detect and defray any SPAM from our website to ensure your visit is the best it can be. SPAM comments can quickly add up. If you want to read or scan through the comments of your favorite MakesNoise articles, we want to ensure you have access to legitimate comments, not a bunch of SPAM or SPAM-related content.

A 32-character string of code is created from and anonymizes your email address. MakesNoise may provide this code to the Gravatar service to confirm whether you are using the email address. This is one of the ways that MakesNoise guards against SPAM. If you’d like to read more about the Gravatar service privacy policy, you can find it here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Once your comment has been approved, your profile picture will become visible to other readers in the context of your comment.

Media

Not all media files are the same. In fact, some media files store your location data. These files are EXIF GPS files and are common to most newer digital cameras. Visitors can download images that use EXIF GPS notation and extract your location information from them. MakesNoise wants to keep visitors and our website users safe. So, we ask that you avoid using EXIF GPS images on our website for this reason.

Contact forms

MakesNoise collects information using contact forms with an auto-fill feature for efficiency and for your convenience. You will always have the option to opt-in for this feature. Here’s how it works.

Cookies

MakesNoise uses “cookies” to save your name, email, and website information when you leave a comment on our website using the auto-fill feature. This feature uses temporary cookies that will last for one year. Using the auto-fill feature streamlines the forms and comment process for you providing you with a better experience with our website.

Auto-filling forms mean that you don’t have to complete the comment form with your information each time you comment on your favorite articles. This feature is optional. If you choose not to opt-in to the auto-fill feature, then you will be asked to complete the comment form each time you leave a comment on our website.

MakesNoise also sets temporary cookies when you visit our login page. This is to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. However, these cookies contain no personal information and they are discarded once you close your browser.

MakesNoise also uses cookies to save your login credentials and screen display choices when you log into our website for a more streamlined login process. These cookies are temporary. Our login cookies will only last for two days. The screen options cookies will last for one year.

If you would like MakesNoise to remember your login information, you can select the “Remember Me” option when you log into our website. This login will last for two weeks. When you log out of your MakesNoise account, these login cookies will be removed.

In some cases, MakesNoise may allow some users to edit or publish articles on our website. For this, additional cookies will be saved to your browser to indicate the post ID of each article that you edit or publish. These cookies are temporary and will expire after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on MakesNoise may include embedded content. Some examples of embedded content include articles, audio files, images, or videos. Embedded content that originated from another website behaves as though you visited that website. That third-party website may collect data, use cookies, track the embedded content, or monitor any interactions with embedded content. If you have an account with the third-party website and you are logged in, that website may also track your interaction with the embedded content.

Analytics

MakesNoise uses analytics to collect information as well. This helps us get to know our visitors better by showing us how our content is performing, which articles are read, shared and etc. It also shows us how many visitors MakesNoise gets and how often you like, share, or comment on our articles.

When you leave a comment on MakesNoise, all of its metadata is stored indefinitely. This will allow us to recognize and approve your follow-up comments faster by using automation.

If you register on our website, MakesNoise stores the personal information that you provide in your user profile. Once your username is established, it cannot be changed. However, all you can view, edit, or delete your other personal information at any time. Website administrators also have access to this information and can also make changes to it, if necessary.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on MakesNoise, or have left comments, then you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that we hold about you. That includes any data that you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any of your personal data that we hold. However, this does not include any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Where we send your data

MakesNoise reserves the right to run all visitor comments through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

MakesNoise uses a secured server layer transcription that allows us more control over data breaches and hacking nuisances to keep your information safer.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

FTC guidelines require that any and all endorsements be honest and not misleading.

MakesNoise declares that our articles may contain links to endorse or links to affiliate programs that we favor. We may also promote our website in several locations and scenarios. We declare that any links that you click on within our website may give us part of any payment that you make to a third-party website, whether it is an e-commerce website or a direct brand website.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact us.

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