Privacy Policy

Who we are?

See About section.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When you (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.

Contact forms

When you subscribe or contact us.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 and 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.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

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.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics and Jetpack tool for the betterment of our service. It may include your clicks, IP address, Country name, the time you spend on this site.

Advertizment

Everyone needs some source of earning as we work hard to provide you updates and information but we don’t charge a single bit from our users.

We use Google Adsense to show ads on our site and it uses cookies to serve personalized ads based on your (users) previous visits to this site or other sites.

You can opt out to personalized ads any time through your ads settings.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your personal data with anyone. As we have mentioned above, we only collect your data like IP address, location, Device name etc. and that data is shared with our analytics partner for better future services.

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. We may also share non-personal data to our analytics partner as mentioned above.

Your contact information

Whenever you contact or subscribe our blog your contact information is saved in our database. Your contact information includes your full name and email address.

How we protect your data

We are really concerned about protecting your data and hence, we never ask you for any type of credential information like your social media password, your payment details unless we really don’t need that. TechQuery suggests and requests you not to share any type of credential data to public.

What data breach procedures we have in place.

We care about your privacy. Even we don’t collect any sensitive data from you but we use SSL certification to ensure the maximum security for our visitors. We also ensure that we don’t sell or purchase any data to and from any third-party website.

Social Media Plugin “Shariff Wrapper”

On our website, we offer you the possibility to use so-called “Social Media Buttons”. To protect your data, we use a solution called “Shariff”. Hereby the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time, the provider of the social network site will get information about you, for example, your IP address. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your date on the social network sites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/shariff/

On our website we offer share buttons for the following services/companies: AddThis, Facebook, Flattr, Flipboard, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, PayPal, Pinterest, Pocket, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Telegram, Tumblr, Twitter, WhatsApp, Xing.

LiteSpeed-cache

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically 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).