Privacy Policy

Last updated: 18.04.2024

Welcome to Interesting Times, accessible from https://interestingtimes.ro. Our primary concern is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document details the types of information collected and recorded by Interesting Times and how we use it.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) We act as the controller of your data.

Legal basis for collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy depends on the information we collect and the specific context in which we collect it:

  • You have given Interesting Times consent to do so.
  • Processing your personal information is in Interesting Times’ legitimate interests.
  • Interesting Times needs to comply with the law.

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Our website uses these “cookies” to collect information and improve our service.

Types of Cookies We Use:

  1. Essential Cookies: Necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services.
  2. Google Tag Manager (GTM): GTM cookies are used to load scripts onto our website efficiently. No personal data is processed.
  3. Moove GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin: This plugin sets cookies to remember your cookie consent preferences. It does not collect any personal data.
  4. WordPress Cookies: If you log in to our site, WordPress sets several cookies essential for your login session and comment preferences.

Third-party Cookies

  • YouTube and Vimeo: When you watch a video embedded on our site, YouTube or Vimeo may set cookies on your device for performance and analytics purposes and to enhance your user experience.
  • Analytics Cookies: We use analytics services by YouTube and Vimeo to collect anonymized data to measure traffic and understand user interactions.

Embedded Content from Other Websites Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, articles, images). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. This can include:

  • YouTube: Videos embedded from YouTube can track your interactions with those videos, such as when you watch a video.
  • Vimeo: Similar to YouTube, Vimeo tracks interactions with the videos embedded from its platform.
  • Google Maps: Embedded maps from Google may use cookies to track user interactions and preferences in map use.
  • Social Media Widgets: Tools or widgets from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our site, and set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly.

Who We Share Your Data With

  • If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
  • We share anonymized analytics data with YouTube and Vimeo to help us understand video engagement and viewer preferences.

How Long We Retain Your Data

  • Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to recognize follow-up comments automatically.
  • For users that register on our site, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (username cannot be changed). 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. This is also known as the right to data portability.
  • 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.

When you submit a request for erasure or a copy of your data, we will take all necessary steps to verify your identity before granting the request to ensure the security of your data.

Where Your Data Is Sent

  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service to prevent abuse.
  • We use third-party services like YouTube and Vimeo, which may also receive anonymized data about your interaction with their embedded content.
  • Personal data may be stored and processed in any country where we engage service providers, including countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) that may not offer the same level of data protection as your home country. We take all necessary measures to ensure that data transferred outside the EEA is adequately protected as required by data protection law.

Additional Information

  • How We Protect Your Data: We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. This includes using SSL encryption for data in transit and keeping software up to date.
  • What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place: In the case of a data breach, we have procedures in place to assess the risks to your personal data and will inform you and any applicable regulator where we are legally required to do so.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

  • We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

  • If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at hello@interestingtimes.ro.

This privacy policy ensures transparency in our data processing and provides you with a clear understanding of your rights and our obligations. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring that your personal data is protected.