Who we are
Our website address is: https://nationalflagfoundation.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
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.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
What Information We Collect
We automatically collect non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit our site.
IP Addresses: This includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, email address, or other personal information.
Google Analytics: Through Google Analytics, we collect overall demographics and page exploration habits (page views, bounce rate, device). These analytics do not identify your name, email address, or other personal information.
- Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of www.example.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
We do not automatically collect the email addresses or names of visitors to our site. The only way we obtain personally identifiable information is when you provide it voluntarily by:
- Filling out a contact form on our contact page
- Filling out a comment on our blog/news items
- Filling out a donation form
Through any of the above forms or requests, visitors may be asked to fill in their name, email address, website, company, etc.
Unless provided by you explicitly through form submission, we cannot access any personal information from your visit to our website.
How We Use Information
The information gathered by our site is used to:
- Answer questions
- Improve our website user experience
- Determine the number of visitors to our site each day, and from where they are coming
We do not sell, trade or rent personal information about our visitors, nor will we disclose your personal information to organizations unless we are authorized by you to do so, or are required by law.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above.
Links to Other Web Sites
Please note that we cannot control the content, availability or privacy practices of sites that link to our sites, or the ability of other sites to link to our sites.
We are not responsible for any links to or from other sites. Links to or from a third party are not an endorsement by us unless otherwise expressly stated.