Who We Are: Protecting Your Privacy

Our Web Identity: SPURGE Rentals operates the website https://spurge.rentals, a platform committed to safeguarding your privacy.

Comments and Data Collection: Transparency in Action

How We Handle Your Comments: When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also capture your IP address and browser user agent string to aid spam detection.

Protecting Your Identity: To check if you use the Gravatar service, we create an anonymized string (hash) from your email. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment gets approved, your profile picture becomes public in the context of your comment.

Media Uploads: Your Responsibility

Uploading Images with Caution: If you upload images to the site, please ensure they do not include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors can extract this data from images on our website.

Cookies: Enhancing Your Website Experience

Making Commenting Easier: If you comment on our site, you can opt to save your name, email, and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you don’t have to refill your details for future comments. These cookies last one year.

Login and Display Choices: Upon visiting our login page, we set a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie doesn’t contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we set cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Remember, if you choose “Remember Me”, your login persists for two weeks. Logging out removes these cookies.

Editing or Publishing Articles: If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie, devoid of personal data, is saved. This cookie simply notes the post ID of the article you edited and expires after one day.

Embedded Content: How It Functions

Content from Other Websites: Articles on our site may include embedded content like videos and images. This content behaves as if you visited the source website.

Tracking and Data Collection by Third Parties: These websites may collect your data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their content, especially if you have an account and are logged into those sites.

Data Sharing: Limited and Secure

Password Resets: If you request a password reset, we include your IP address in the reset email.

Data Retention: Balancing Accessibility and Privacy

Comment Data: We store comments and their metadata indefinitely for automatic recognition and approval of follow-up comments.

Registered User Data: For users registering on our site, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Users can always view, edit, or delete their personal information (except changing their username). Website administrators also have access to this information.

Your Data Rights: Control in Your Hands

Accessing and Managing Your Data: If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data we hold. You can also ask us to erase any personal data we have about you. This excludes data we need to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data: Ensuring Security

Spam Detection and Data Analysis: Visitor comments may undergo checks through an automated spam detection service.