What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Public Nature of Personal Data
Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Bucketbuff Services in the form of recommending for a post, following other user accounts, sharing links , or writing original posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of Bucketbuff Services.
Logged in users:
- Display name
- Avatar image
- Email address (non-public)
- Session activity (security)
- IP address
- Browser information
- Network interactions (recommends, follows, friends etc.)
- Posts, responses, published by user.
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.
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, and personalize content and other information.
Bucketbuff doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Bucketbuff network.
Bucketbuff complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, bucketbuff”s analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Bucketbuff Services to work. When you use Bucketbuff while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT.
When you leave comments on the bucketbuff we collect the data 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.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account
Email from Bucketbuff
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as mesages, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s “Settings” page
When you interact with an email sent from Bucketbuff (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.
Potential Consequences of Processing
By creating an account on Bucketbuff, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.
Due to the public nature of information posted to Bucketbuff, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.
Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the services.
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.
Bucketbuff Username Policy
Bucketbuff usernames are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. A username can only be attached to one account at a time.
We encourage you to remain active with your Bucketbuff account. This activity can include recommending or publishing. Accounts may be removed after 6 months of inactivity. We don’t accept requests for inactive accounts, unless you own a registered trademark for it.
Username trademark violations may involve using a trademarked logo, business or product name in a way likely to confuse people. For more information.
BucketBuff allows parody and fan accounts. Those accounts must be clearly marked as such, and need to adhere to the following guidelines:
- The bio must directly state that the account is not affiliated with the targeted subject by using words such as “parody,” “fake,” “not,” “false,” or “fan.” There’s no specific formula you must use for the disclaimer, but it must be quickly and clearly evident this is the intention of the account to any audience.
- The Bucketbuff name and username must not be the exact same as the targeted subject, and should contain a disclaiming word such as “parody,” “fake,” “not,” “false,” or “fan.” For example, if you are parodying John Smith, your username can’t be @johnsmith.
Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in suspension or removal of the Bucketbuff account.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
For any queries you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this Policy
Bucketbuff may periodically update this Policy. We may notify you about significant changes to it.