Privacy Policy

Introducing Lichnews.com: Safeguarding Your Data and Privacy

At Lichnews.com (https://www.Lichnews.com), we prioritize the protection of your personal information and are committed to maintaining the utmost transparency regarding data collection and usage. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following information concerning our data practices. By using our website, you acknowledge and consent to the terms outlined herein.

Comments: Your Privacy Matters

When you leave a comment on our website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, along with your IP address and browser user agent string. This data is primarily used for spam detection purposes. Furthermore, if you have a Gravatar account linked to your email address, an anonymized string (hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service. Please refer to the Gravatar service privacy policy (https://automattic.com/privacy/) for further information. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture, if applicable, will be publicly visible alongside your comment.

Media: Protecting Location Data

When uploading images to our website, we encourage you to avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within the image files. Be aware that visitors to the website can download and extract location data from these images.

Cookies: Convenience and Personalization

If you leave a comment on our site, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies serve the purpose of convenience, eliminating the need to re-enter your information when leaving subsequent comments. These cookies are stored for one year. Additionally, when accessing our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

For users who log in to our website, we set up several cookies to store login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies are valid for two days, while screen options cookies last for one year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will result in the removal of login cookies. When editing or publishing an article, a cookie containing the post ID of the edited article is saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and expires after one day.

Embedded Content: Privacy Beyond Our Domain

Our articles may include embedded content, such as videos, images, or articles, from other websites. Embedded content behaves in the same manner as if you had visited the respective external website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, employ third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. It is advisable to review the privacy policies of these external websites for a comprehensive understanding of their data practices.

Data Sharing: Password Resets and Security

In the event that you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for verification purposes.

Data Retention: Balancing Moderation and Efficiency

Comments and their associated metadata are retained indefinitely to facilitate the automated approval of follow-up comments and avoid holding them in a moderation queue.

For registered users on our website, any personal information provided in their user profiles is stored for as long as the account remains active. All users, including registered individuals, can access, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. However, usernames cannot be changed by users themselves. Website administrators also have access to view and modify user information.

Your Rights: Control Over Your Data

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request an exported file containing your personal data, including any information you have provided to us. You also have the option to request the erasure of your personal data held by us. However, certain