Who we are
Our website address is: https://practicalillusions.com.
Use this site at your own risk. Use the internet at your own risk. If you use the internet to access this site its inherently insecure, sometimes has out of date software or firmware in hardware handling your data, has bugs, has bad actors with bad intent. It’s like walking down the street in a bad area at night – you do it at your own risk knowing and understanding the possible consequences of doing so. Just like everything else in life.
What personal data we may 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.
Whatever you enter and send us may or may not be retained for an unknown period of time so that we may contact you. You sent us the information.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Google, maybe Facebook if thats used as a login. Other unknown 3rd parties may interact with this site but there is no way for use to really know.
Who we share your data with
We don’t sell your data. However Google, maybe Facebook if thats used as a login may do so. Other unknown 3rd parties may interact with this site but there is no way for us to really know since they may monitor through Google, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo.
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.
Remote Web Fonts
Jan 2023 : It’s been discovered that some google hosted web fonts may expose your IP address. Thats up to google to fix. We don’t know if there is any use of google hosted fonts on this site or through any 3rd party content via embedded content or links.
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. This assumes we can even figure out how to do this, which we make no claim to be able to do since this is all prebuilt code by 3rd parties over which we have no direct knowledge or ability to manipulate or change.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
We try to use secure passwords, encryption where possible, apply app updates when and as they are released.
What data breach procedures we have in place
None. There is no way for us to tell if there has been a data breach outside of if the site has been directly damaged or if we have been sent a message by hackers that they may of done so. There is no IT dept.
What third parties we receive data from
Google.com and any parties they work with. See google.com for more info. If logins via Facebook is enabled, Facebook and their 3rd parties may interact with this site. We don’t know, we don’t work for those companies exactly what they may or may not do.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
None on this site but 3rd parties like google may do so. We have no way to know or tell if this is being done.