Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.statusgood.com
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
All information that we receive and transmit is fully encrypted. We are committed to using the most advanced encryption techniques to ensure that you are as protected as possible. StatusGood.com stores its data in AWS. All of the data centres have achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, PCI DSS Level 1 compliance, and SAS70 Type II compliance. Learn more about AWS.
What data breach procedures we have in place
- Access by an unauthorised third party;
- Deliberate or accidental action (or inaction) by a controller or processor;
- Sending personal data to an unintended recipient;
- Lost or stolen computing devices containing personal data;
- Unauthorised alteration of personal data; and
- Loss of availability of personal data.
Delaware Title 6, II, chapter 12B : Computer Security Breaches
EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
The regulations also applies to organizations based outside the European Union if they collect or process personal data of EU residents.
According to the European Commission, Personal Data is: “any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.”
What third parties we receive data from
We may check our database of registered users against the information they hold on their systems to see if there are any matched individuals. If there is a match, we can collect and store some of this additional information (which may include statements about your lifestyle and interests) in our database and use it to further enhance our understanding of the types of products and services you might be interested in.
We may also match your cookie data with this third party data, and aggregate this data into interest-based segments or profiles which we use to develop our products or serve you more relevant advertising. Sometimes we share these segments with other publishers so they can show you advertising on their websites. We can also pool these segments with those from other publishers so that advertisements can be shown across multiple websites to readers whilst limiting the number of times you see the ads.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
* Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the website and have already logged in).
* Personalising the advertising you see on the website so that it is more relevant to you. For more information on how we use your cookie data please see our Cookie Notice.
* Improving the design and style of the website.
* Informing you about products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting if you have chosen to receive these type of communications.
* Sending you service messages about your subscription or account registration, for example if you have clicked a password reset link. This could be by email, overlay on the website or push notification.
* Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities.
* Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email.
* Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you through our newsletters, but only those you have consented to receive.
* Administering competitions and informing you if you have been successful in any competitions or promotions.
* Compiling customer reviews.
* Conducting market research.
* Sending a product to your home address.
* Granting you access to a subscription.
* Dealing with any query or complaint you submit to our customer services team. Only provide sensitive data (such as information about your health, race or religion) if you are happy to consent to our using it to manage your enquiry.
* Sending you a push notifications from our apps.
* Ensuring that we are paid the correct amount of commission by our advertising partners to support our journalism.
We also log and use information about any service errors or interruptions that you have experienced in order to help us create fixes and to make technical improvements to our website.