Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://osquestguides.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Contact forms on this site will collect the information shown in the contact form. The visitor’s IP address and browser agent is also is used to aid in spam detection. The information is used for the purpose described on the contact form, and is not used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.

Cookies

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.

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.

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

Analytics

Google Analytics is used on this site. Their privacy policy and how they use the data is described here.

Jetpack (WordPress.com) Site Statistics is used on this site. This collects the WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. The visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) are not available to this site and are retained by Automattic (The owner of Jetpack) for 28 days. Also tracked are post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country.

Server logs are kept for 7 days. This information includes the visitor’s IP address, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp, and user-agent identifier.

Advertising & Affiliate Links

This site earns revenue using Skimlinks. In the interests of disclosure and ethics, we want to be open about how we make money from our site. Besides display advertising and other paid sponsorships, we also sometimes get paid a commission if you purchase a product or service that we link to in our content. We want to be clear that our reviews are driven entirely by our editorial staff based on what we think. We use Skimlinks to help us automate the process of linking to products, especially as it distances our editorial staff from creating affiliate links themselves. Skimlinks privacy policy is available here.

Google Adwords may also be used on this site. Google’s Privacy Policy is here.

Who we share your data with

Data collected directly by this site is not shared with anyone or any other entity.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and contact form submissions may be checked through Akismet to filter out spam. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).